WW1 South African standing sentry in the trenches

WW1 South African standing sentry in the trenches

Category : Articles , WW1

Very rare photo of South Africans in the frontline trenches during World War 1. Here is a South African sentry standing lookout at his post near Fricourt, France whilst taking part in the Somme offensive.  Note the freezing, miserable conditions and the wind vanes which were used to warn troops of favourable conditions for a mustard gas attack – December 1916. 
 
Image Copyright Imperial War Museum Collection, collated by Peter Dickens

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