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Surrendering To The Enemy

Written by: George Chittenden : 19 Oct 2019

This rather powerful image shows German soldiers attempting to surrender to French troops at a listening post in a trench at Massiges in north-eastern France. Like many, many photos from the wars very little is really known about it. What strikes me is the amount of barbed wire which was used to limit the effectiveness of an enemy trying to overrun your position.

German soldiers attempting to surrender

German soldiers attempting to surrender

When the First World War broke out in 1914 it was meant to have been, “over by Christmas”. However that wasn’t meant to be and by the time it ended, four years later, more than ten million had died and twenty million had been wounded. On top of those rather eye-watering figures, seven million civilians also lost their lives. Lest we forget.

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