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Famous Christmas photo from world war one

Article about: Gents, Im curious as about to this picture. It is suggested that it is cinnected with Christmas in the trenches in 1914. Happy for any comments! Cheers Jan

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    Gents,

    Im curious as about to this picture. It is suggested that it is cinnected with Christmas in the trenches in 1914. Happy for any comments!

    Cheers Jan
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    Not 1914 Jan as both sides were not wearing helmets until much later in the war , 1916 or later !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Just out of interest, you mean they were all bare-headed? Or what else were they wearing? I can't think of any photo I've seen during the war when helmets of some sort weren't worn.
    I could do with a bit of clarification here.

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    Thanks Paul! Looks like an original picture though (no acting?).

    Cheers Jan

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    Yes NickM, this info from Paul E was new to me too.

    Jan

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    Quote by NickM View Post
    Just out of interest, you mean they were all bare-headed? Or what else were they wearing? I can't think of any photo I've seen during the war when helmets of some sort weren't worn.
    I could do with a bit of clarification here.
    No each side wore various items of Cloth Field headgear / caps !! The first German helmet was designated the M16 as that was the year is was brought into service as with the British Brodie Helmet !!

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    Yes NickM, this info from Paul E was new to me too.

    Jan
    Looks like it Jan !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    The Steel Helmets were developed due to the large amount of head injury casualties as a result of the industrial nature of the first World war in particular Artillery !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    First impression I had is it is a reenacting pic,as the bear headed guy his hair cut doesn't not feel like a WWI periode cut....
    One would need to see the paper f the picture.
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Im amazed. This just shows how little I know about world war one ). Thanks alot PaulE!

    Jan

    ... its back to the books

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    No each side wore various items of Cloth Field headgear / caps !!
    ...Or, in case of the German troops, spiked helmets (Pickelhauben).
    (Which, of course, offered no ballistic protection to speak of.)

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