Machine gunners in action wearing their gas helmets

To those who opposed the war, images of soldiers in these crude gas-masks were a symbol of the dehumanizing effect of battle.  In any case, it must have been difficult to operate any equipment, least of all a machine-gun, while wearing them.


T.P. Bennet photographer, glass lantern slide, c 1915-1918


Accession number: H83.103/41



From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures Collection.

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