Machine Gun Section, 11th Hussars, Zillebeke Winter 1914-15
Here we see the a Machine Gun section of the 11th Hussars in the trenches near Zillebeke during the winter of 1914-15. Note the machine gun under maintainance in the background and the simple nature of the trenches, with earth banks with no reinforcement.
Many thanks to Osprey for allowing us to use this picture, which comes from:
Trench, Stephen Bull.
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Rickard, J (19 May 2014), Machine Gun Section, 11th Hussars, Zillebeke Winter 1914-15 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_11th_hussars_zillebeke_1914-15.html