Russian and French Fronts WWI German photograph album, 1915-1916 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
A Bohemian German officer's album of his experiences in the First World War, beginning February 1915 with his training in the city of Pirna, then shifting to the Western Front, showing the devastation in and around Betheniville, Vaudricourt (Somme) and Auberive France. In late 1916, he was transferred to the Russian Front in the Baltics, first to Riga, then to Jelgava (Mitau) in Central Latvia, Tartu (Dorpat) in Estonia, and Liepaja (Libau) in Latvia.
Includes images of artillery fire at night, devastated cities, photos from the front line showing scenes of the trenches, no man's land, and image of towns and buildings long since destroyed. Also includes images of camp life, civilians and troops marching through ruined towns.