Posted 5 years ago
Nice snap shot measuring 3" X 4". Pre WWII, but not by much. These soldiers are wearing the M-41 field jackets, and have the M-1917A1 "kelly" helmets. Soldiers have a variety of holdge-podge field equipment, and carry the M-1903 Springfield Rifle. Great thing about this photo, is the soldier clowing around, pointing his rifle directly at the head of his fellow soldier.
Being former military my self, and those of us who served, KNOW that this type of behavior is a BIG NO-NO!! Even if the rifle was unloaded. Being that this is pre-war, I doubt that those are "training rifles". Over all, a great snap shot from the past, and makes a nice addition to the collection....