German Weapons Captured on the Somme, 1916
Here we see a selection of German weapons captured by the South Staffordshire Regiment on the Somme. Leaning up against the wall are some MG 08 machine guns. At the front is a G98 rifle with 20 round 'trench magazine', resting on German 'Pickelhauben', the spiked helmets used by troops from Baden and Bavaria.
Many thanks to Osprey for allowing us to use this picture, which comes from:
Trench, Stephen Bull.
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