Controversial Topics: THE WESTERN FRONT: A CENTURY LATER - A German prisoner, wounded and muddy, helped by a British soldier along a railway track. A man, possibly in French military uniform, is shown behind them, holding a camera and tripod, ca. 1916. (National Library of Scotland) #
Australian light horseman using a periscope rifle, Gallipoli 1915. The periscope rifle was a rifle attached to the contraption you see in the photo. The goal here was to take aim and fire the weapon without exposing one's head and shoulders above the parapet. The effectiveness of the device was questionable, especially since firing the next shot required operating the bolt.
Stunning WWI photography that is both devastating and otherworldly (42 Photos)
An Australian machine gunner has fixed his Lewis gun bipod on a tree stump and opens fire on German planes, Aug 1918. His feeder is ready with another pan magazine. The Lewis was quite effective against WW1 planes and their light structures.