One of the Lucky Ones: For this Man World War 1 is Over
I think that this photograph really drives home the reality of trench warfare during World War 1. The German soldier is dressed in tattered, muddy clothes. His face is bloodied and bruised; his eyes are swollen to the point of being shut. His left arm is not in his sleeve; perhaps it is in a sling under his coat – hopefully he has not lost it.
But as much as this German soldier is in bad shape, he is one of the lucky ones. For him the war is over.