The remains of a World War One Lee Enfield rifle found somewhere in France or Belgium. It’s heavily corroded and the wood used in it’s construction is almost completely gone. I dread to think what action it saw or what happened to it’s owner.
This was on display at the military show in Cork City Gaol today. I took many more photos but I chose to post this one because the Lee Enfield will be well known to many gamers. If you’ve played Red Orchestra 2 you have definitely used it.
I also chose it because of my reawakened interest in history. Check out r/AskHistorians where there are always interesting answers and specific to this picture, there’s r/WWI. I also started listening to IWM Voices of the First World War podcast. Listening and reading about a subject is one thing but to see artefacts from the period is another.
The Wikipedia page for the Lee Enfield rifle is well worth a read.
Romans go home! No! It’s “Romani ite Domum”!
Ah, the Life of Brian. What a film. Great fun that was.
At a military show in Cork City Gaol last year we saw a display of Roman Legions fighting and a small history lesson in the life and times back then. It was a fascinating display and I must dig up some more of the photos I shot that day!
|Camera||Canon EOS 40D|