Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.
The Lochnagar Crater in France is the largest man-made crater in the world, 300 feet wide and 90 feet deep. The Lochnagar mine was filled with explosives and detonated on July 1, 1916 as part of the Somme Offensive.
Weapons of War - Trench Mortars - A Bavarian Landsturm mortar crew create hold a pose for the photographer around their 15cm Magener Werfer. The siting of the weapon on relatively open ground suggests that the men are being trained in it's operation somewhere behind the lines. The weapon would normally be positioned in a trench or dugout much closer to the enemy to compensate for its relatively short range.