Trench Scenes from German Magazines



Be It Ever So Muddy, It's Still Home

a page of amateur drawings of living quarters in German trenches
from the 'Leipziger Illustrirte Zeitung'

an enlargement
note the stove, armoire, bunk beds and mirror : cosy domesticity in the front lines


Drawings such as these were popular during the early years of the war.
Printed in many German and Austrian magazines, it would seem their intent was to show that in spite of the rigors of war,
soldiers were relatively well housed in the front-lines, descriptions of trench warfare notwithstanding.



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