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WWI MACHINE GUN SQUAD IN STALHELMS AND GAS MASKS

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War Postcards24 of 92PVT HENRY J. BROWN, 2ND INF, 6TH USMC REGT, KIA WWI“Awe Craps”
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Posted 2 years ago

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danboone1
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This is the only postcard I've ever owned of German soldiers manning a machine gun in full battle gear with gas masks. Makes you wonder if the idea for the Star Wars Darth Vader didn't come from this iconic image of the Hun.

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    I believe it is the original water-cooled MG 08 infantry version.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_08
    Dave

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