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Actual color combat picture found


egbert
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Hate to be a doubter but given the length of exposure needed for colour photography at the time the images of those explosions look awfully sharp.

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Have a look at the hands of the chap in front of the soldier on the left. Is he taking a picture with a mobile phone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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And are those digger track imprints in the bottom right-hand corner?

I suspect this is the group of re-enactors that Egbert has teased us with before .... and the photo's 'Properties' say it was taken on 25.8.2013.

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Well I am not buying that. The guy surely points in surprise to wards the Austrian detachment , not holding a cell phone. You should know that they did not exist then. Digger prints? I am not so sure either- if yes than maybe made with one of those German diggers. (Photo from Western front). So could be another -or early 1914 version of Schützengraben-digger

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That German sense of humour we all know and love.

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The soldier in the foreground has just placed his towel down and is pointing at the Austrians shouting that he is off for breakfast but will be back later.

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