The Chassepot was the French answer to the Dreyse needle rifle, and also the only other needlefire rifle to see major military service. It was adopted in 1866 and served as a primary French infantry […]
Today we are going through the French rifle ammunition used in the Lebel, Berthier, and MAS series rifles – 8mm Lebel and 7.5mm French. The 8mm Lebel cartridge began as simply a necked-down version of […]
I’m hard-pressed to think of anything humorous to say about this snapshot – World War I does not lend itself well to glorification or joviality. I suppose it’s simply worth considering that if you think […]
A ‘posed’ picture…The gendarmes are somewhat amused; the US Lt is a REMF; the British (?) soldier is not even slightly concerned; everyone is too clean for combat conditions…Strictly for entertainment value…
If I was a German sniper (or even a soldat) that Lt would stand out in my sights like a searchlight…
Well, the Eltee in the back is right to point his 45 at the Frog, even though the latter seems to be handling the Sten for the first time in his life, and blissfully oblivious to the sad fact that his Sten would not fire with these manicured fingers in the way of the bolt handle… But anyway, he makes a nice and stylish shield to crouch behind.
Dude looks like he’s right outta central casting….Both have their fingers wrapped around the triggers – in the fashion of the day…they’re both SUPREMELY confidant (well…mebbe the LT looks a bit skeered – he’s an LT afterall – and as you said, an REMF) – the Bosche are on the run, The Americans are in the city, and it’s time for REVENGE!!! Look!! Ze Camera!! We pose for ze camera!!! The French are great poseurs!!!