The Strangest Images of World War I

A random collection of some of the strangest images we could find from Word War I.

It features men, vehicles, weapons and moments!

Trench Vehicle? [Via]

Hermann Peschel (right) lost his left arm and his right arm below the elbow in the First World War. The grip of his artificial arm was controlled by his left shoulder, 1920s [Via]



Pretty sure this is fake [Via]

Trench Armor [Via]

Trench Armor [Via]

Mobile Armor [Via]

Wheeled Shield [Via]

Dazzle Camouflage [Via]

More Dazzle Camouflage [Via]


25,000 MEN CAMP DIX, NJ – 1918 [Via]

Mark Raen | Camp Cody, NM, 1917. 650 officers and enlisted men of Auxiliary Remount Depot No 326, a Cavalry unit, created this human representation of a horse head [Via]

Grounded German Submarines[Via]

Elephant mounted Machine gun.[Via]

British build 50 Gun Carriers, and two of them were recovery vehicles. [Via]

Giant Pyramid of Captured German Helmets from WWI Grand Central Terminal, New York, 1918.  Photograph by New York Central Railroad. [Via]

German soldiers with gas mask and their donkey. 1917 [Via]

A strongman in the French army lifting a cannon overhead along with three of his comrades astride it [Via]

A mustachioed man wearing a steel helmet with built-on chain screen to protect soldiers’ eyes from fragments of shell, rock, etc. during World War I. Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1918 [Via]

Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.