German prisoner of war captured during the Battle of Menin Ridge, 20 September 1917
Photograph by Lieutenant Ernest Brooks, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1917.
The soldier was captured during the attack on Vampire Farm near Potijze. He wears the famous Model 1916 Stahlhelm, known to many British soldiers as the 'coal scuttle' due to its distinctive shape. It first entered service with the Germany Army during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.
From an album of 76 official photographs.
NAM Accession Number
National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study Collection
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