'German prisoner captured in a raid pointing out to Staff Officer the dispositing of his unit', 1917 (c)
Photograph, World War One, Western Front, 1916 (c).
Trench raids were a regular feature of life at the front. Small groups of men would cross no-man's-land and infiltrate the enemy lines. They were often undertaken to capture prisoners for interrogation, gather intelligence on defences and troop dispositions.
From a collection of 96 stereoscopic photographs entitled 'The Great War' including the official series.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection
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