Gallery: 56 imagesThe Ruins Of France (Part 5) - Death And Discipline On The Western Front: Spears, E
This fifth selection from a photograph album belonging to liaison officer, Major General Edward Spears, explores the often grim price of war, notably a series of dramatic photographs illustrating the drum head court martial and execution of a German prisoner accused of killing his guard.
The selection includes a number of trench photographs and observation points. Note the use of periscopes to avoid the attention of enemy snipers. The discipline of war is evident from a number of shots showing parades, drills and reviews of soldiers.
Les Brebis near Mazingarbe, Arras, Western Front, France
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Terms & Categories
- War/Campaign/Operation: World War One (1914-1918)
- Region: Europe
- Theme (Main): Conflict & Military Operations
- Theme (Main): Daily Life
- Subject: Animals & The Natural World
- Subject: Death & Dying
- Item: Photographic (album)
- Item: Photographic (loose)
- Information: Memoir/Biography
- Information: Visual