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Two German soldiers and their mule wearing gas masks, 1916

Two German soldiers and their mule wearing gas masks in World War One, 1916

German soldier dives for cover as shell explodes behind him at an artillery position, 1917

German soldier dives for cover as shell explodes. Western Front, 1917.

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(Left) Control room looking aft, starboard side. The manhole to the periscope well and various valve wheels for flooding and blowing are visible. (Right) Control room looking aft. Wheels for raising and lowering the periscope are visible.

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(Left) Control room looking forward. Hydroplane gear, depth and fuel gauges are visible, (Right) Control room looking forward. The depth gauge, engine telegraphs, wheels for flooding and blowing, and hydroplane controls are visible.

german u-boat 1918 13

(Left) Aft torpedo room. (Right) Control room looking forward to port. Wheels to control air temperature and pressure are visible.

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(Left) Electric control room, looking forward. (Right) Forward torpedo room.

german u-boat 1918 11

(Left) Electric control room, looking aft to motor room and stern torpedo room. (Right) Engine room, looking forward on starboard side.

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(Left) Number 6 compartment with sleeping berths. (Right) Crew space.

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Torpedo room looking aft. The beam for lifting torpedoes into place is overhead.

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Forward torpedo room.