A German storm trooper, 1918.

A German storm trooper cutting through barbed wire defences, 1918. Using infiltration tactics the heavily armed German storm troopers would assault weak-points in the line, by-pass pockets of Allied resistance and break through their trench system, leaving the following waves of troops to ‘mop up’ any resistance. They did this with great success during Operation Michael, the German Spring Offensive of 1918. From photograph album of 105 photographs, 1916-1918. Relating to the German Army. Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918).