Dead Jerry found in our wire after a futile night raid, 1916.

From a collection of ninety-six stereoscopic photographs in box two of two entitled ‘The Great War’ including the official series. With stereoscopic viewer. Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918). Thick belts of barbed wire were placed in front of the front-line trenches on the Western Front. They were placed far enough from the trenches to prevent the enemy from approaching close enough to throw grenades in. Sometimes barbed-wire entanglements were designed to channel attacking infantry into machine-gun and artillery fields of fire. Stereographs consist of two identical photographs paired in such a way that when seen through a special viewing instrument, a stereoscope, they appear as a three-dimensional images. By 1899 the photographs were mounted on thick card that was given a slight curvature to increase the illusion of depth.