I think they are digging trenches for the airfield defence. The figure standing to the right is RAD.
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Make sense, Splittergraben (are zig-zag defences). Thx!
These trenches are being built at the Rogau airfield to provide the personnel on the ground some cover during an air raid (not as fighting positions).
A few new photos came in the post today:
I liked this one, even though it looks like the negative wasn't in the best of shape when the photo was printed. In some ways, I think it adds to the raw grittiness of the image, a bunch of guys sitting in shallow, dirty hole in the ground. The photo also exhibits the better end of clarity and detail.
An MG crew, ready to go:
Not everyone in this photo looks like they were happy to be in it:
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