German trench retracting periscope

Niemiecki pierwszowojenny peryskop
Niemiecki pierwszowojenny peryskop
 
Peryskop okopowy
Peryskop okopowy
 
World War I periscope
World War I periscope
 



Periscopes were ones of the most popular devices in trench warfare, commonly used by fighting armies. They were used to observe the enemy positions without leaning out from own trench.

Peryskop okopowy
Peryskop okopowy
 
Retracted German periscope
Retracted German periscope
 



The periscope presented here is probably a custom German periscope. Its simple construction and materials used suggest that it was made during the war by a handyman soldier. It is retractable from both sides. Does not have any markings.

German periscope
German periscope
 

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