Men of the 7th Marines on patrol in central Korea/1951
Nicholas Pocock (1740–1821)
An application form for prospective “Devil Dogs”, as war dogs in the USMC were called during World War II, as well as a commendation sent to the former owner of another “Devil Dog” keeping him up to date on the dog’s exploits. Both are coincidentally named Rex.
(National Archives, via Slate.com)
Two British soldiers in waders standing up to their knees in water in a flooded communications trench.
The Allied trenches were generally lower and wetter than the German trenches. The constant water was not only uncomfortable for the men, but also caused the trench sides to subside. Communications trenches were the main form of communication between the front-line and the reserve trenches. They were the route to take ammunition, men and supplies up to the front-line and bring casualties back