Portuguese Para in Angola
From the look in his eyes, he knows you will burn down a village to get one of those rifles.
Note the integral bipod on the AR-10 (A Portuguese m961 model).
Austrian prisoners of war in Murmansk, 1916 (from Prokudin-Gorsky.org – click to enlarge)
This photo is an original color picture, not a modern colorization – taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky, a pioneer of color photography. Also of interest, note that the Russian guard on the far left is armed with a Berdan II rifle […]
French soldiers in Chad in 1971
The man in the front has an FR-F1, a French-issue sniper’s rifle roughly based on the MAS-36. The man others appear to have MAS 49/56 semiauto rifles. And of course, it wouldn’t be a desert deployment in the 70s without short-shorts!
French and British troops on the Somme, 1918
Actions of the Somme Crossings. Men of the 20th British Division and the 22nd French Division in hastily dug rifle pits covering a road, Nesle sector, 25th March 1918.
the Frenchman in the foreground has a Modele 1892 Mosqueton, and the British man behind him […]
Biafran troops, circa 1968
The Republic of Biafra was supported by Czechoslovakia during its brief existence, and the men here are equipped with a Czech ZB-53 machine gun and what appears to be a CZ-47 or CZ-247 submachine gun.
British women sort through donated American guns for the Home Guard.
“When the ships from America approached our shores with their priceless arms special trains were waiting in all the ports to receive their cargoes,” Churchill recalled. “The Home Guard in every county, in every town, in every village, sat up all through the […]
British troops in Northern Ireland, 1971
Hard to use those face shields and still get a sight picture…
French soldier standing over German dead. Souain, France, ca. 1915.(Bibliotheque Nationale de France Francois-Mitterrand)
French bicycle soldier with an 1892 Berthier carbine
Not just any bicycle, but a folding Gladiator bicycle!
He can also use it as a rifle rest!
Or camouflage and cover…?
You can see the entire 13-photo set here. Thanks to Denny for pointing these pictures out!
French Poilu attacking uphill in the Argonne in 1915