Thursday, December 01, 2016

WW1 Flares At Night

Shell fire and flares. This wonderful looking effect is due to Verey lights used by Germans. This would illuminate the front of trenches where a raid was expected. Verey lights were shot by pistols and came in a variety of lights.

1 comment:

paworldandtimes said...

One of my most indelible memories from Army basic training (late 80) is the live-fire exercise.

During the day, we watched a demonstration of small arms fire. At sundown, we marched downrange and being a berm. When ordered, we'd move out by squad and crawl 300 meters under live fire. Tracers in their sheer volume light up the sky like in your photo.