William Noble, Alexander Dawson and John Harper of the 72nd Highlanders. My personal favourite - absolutely hard as nails!! The artist left some discolouration on the beards though.
WW1 soldiers were encumbered with a variety of kit, the total weight of which often exceeded 20 kilos. Here, a Sergeant of the Australian Infantry poses for the photographer in full marching order. He carries plenty of bandoliers for his Lee-Enfield rifle. His helmet is slung over his left shoulder. His backpack contains dry rations for at least 3 days.
I cannot express to you how much I love this picture. Is it the look on the french soldier's face? the black and grey? the outfit?
A US army chaplain and a young German POW 1918
British soldier with fixed bayonet, First World War, 1914-1918.