From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (WW1)

German soldier, Oskar Hilner, sitting in a large cooking pot with an MG08 machine gun, 1916, WWI.  (colourized)

This might look like a scene from a Monty Python movie, but it is actually a colorized photo from World War I. It shows the resourcefulness of the German soldiers. To protect themselves and accomplish their missions, members of the German army sometimes pilfered items they found on the farms and villages they invaded. Infantryman, Oskar Hilner was no exception. When he spotted this large, iron cooking vessel, he knew that that thick metal could afford him protection from enemy bullets so he turned it into a turret-like foxhole.



There is never a time
to stop learning new things




Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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