A soldier looking through a trench periscope, Mesopotamia, 1916 (c)

 
A soldier looking through a trench periscope, Mesopotamia, 1916 (c)
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

A soldier looking through a trench periscope, Mesopotamia, 1916 (c).

Photograph, World War One, Mesopotamia, 1917.

Periscopes provided a less dangerous way of observing the Turks from the trenches. In its simplest form, a periscope could be just a stick with two angled pieces of mirror at the top and bottom.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
100048
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1983-03-41-4-45

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