British Soldier

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Photo credit: Tom Aitken/National Library of Scotland

Photo credit: Tom Aitken/National Library of Scotland

Used Artillery Shells

The original caption reads:??Official photograph taken on the British Western Front in France. Some shell cases on the roadside in the front area, the contents of which have been dispatched over into the German lines?.

Tom Aitken was a newspaper photographer from Glasgow who was assigned in December 1917 as a war photographer. War photographers held a hybrid position during World War I, being part of, yet not ultimately responsible to, the military.

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A Hitler

Fuhrer My Eyes Only!

Adolf Hitler despised this ‘undignified’ picture of him in short trousers.

In Lederhosen (The Tracht Lederhose is the fashion item for every gent. The short Lederhosen made of buckskin or suede is the main component of the Bavarian Tracht)?and knee-high socks, Adolf Hitler lounges against a tree in a pose more twit than tyrant.

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