WWI + Josef "Seppl" Veltjens - Iron Cross winner was a World War I fighter ace credited with 35 victories. In later years, he served as an international arms dealer, as well as a personal emissary from Hermann Göring to Benito Mussolini.
The Somme, 1916 - Albert Kahn’s photographers even visited the trenches and took photos of French soldiers just days before the infamous Battle of the Somme in The battle was one of the largest of World War I: more than men were wounded or killed.
"German soldiers take a moment to decorate the trenches in celebration of Christmas during World War I." _____________________________The soldiers utilize the landscape to instill a sense of holiday celebratory spirit, despite the atmosphere of war.