World War I: Flanders I
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This series of 19 gouaches from the collection of the MePri comes from the disbanded archival inventories of the "Vogtländischer Anzeiger", a German newspaper dating back to the last turn of the century. It very vividly depicts everyday  in the trenches as experienced by a German unit positioned in West Flanders between 1914-16. Interestingly, there is no trace in this image sequence that might tell of the novel perfidiousness of warfare introduced in April 1915 with the first extensive use the Germans made of toxic gas in the Belgian warzone.