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US machine gun crew firing a Lewis machine gun during WW1, circa 1918

Caption   US machine gun crew firing a Lewis machine gun during WW1, circa 1918 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 12 Jan 2008

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1. Anonymous says:
19 Dec 2008 05:08:09 PM

Beg pardon, but these are American soldiers: note the distinctive US webbing set, water bottle and leggings (one on left looks to be wearing puttees, but visible is the US water bottle and US field dressing pouch).
2. James says:
6 Aug 2011 05:06:24 AM

I must agree with the previous comment that notes the photograph of the Lewis gunners depicts American troops. The US Army uniform and equipment is very unmistakable.

When the caption of the photograph is changed (better sooner rather than later), perhaps it could be noted that the Lewis Gun was a standard weapon for several armies at that time, including the British Army.
3. Clint says:
27 Nov 2011 08:29:14 AM

These two soldiers are from 119th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division US that fought with the British II Corps during WWI
4. Anonymous says:
22 Sep 2013 01:44:26 AM

aside from all the, correct comments, these are indeed US troops, I wonder with what they are shooting? there is no drum magazine on top of the weapon; surely posed picture.
No one ever wondered why this MG is nick named, the belgian rattle snake?

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