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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 10 2014, @04:13AM   Printer-friendly
from the war-to-end-all-wars dept.

An Anonymous Coward writes:

"Hidden for 100 years, the astonishing photos by 16-year-old soldier shows how his brothers-in-arms would forever be haunted by the spectre of defeat

...taken by Walter Kleinfeldt who joined a German gun crew in 1915 and fought at the Somme aged just 16. As his haunting pictures, taken with a Contessa camera, make all too clear, life in the trenches was a harrowing experience. The images provide an insight into the epic machinery of war – and capture the darkest moments of battle, with bodies strewn among the rubble.

(Mail Online)"

 
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  • (Score: 1) by GreatAuntAnesthesia on Monday March 10 2014, @07:03AM

    by GreatAuntAnesthesia (3275) on Monday March 10 2014, @07:03AM (#13768) Journal

    I was about to come in here and post a bile-filled rant for tricking me into clicking on a Daily Fail link, but then I saw that you had, in fact, given warning. My own stupid fault for not spotting it.

    For me, that warning was the clincher: This site is now officially, definitely, better than /.

    Thanks soylent! /Offtopic

    Interesting photos. Can't believe that guy with the 'tache is sixteen years old though.

  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 10 2014, @07:33AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 10 2014, @07:33AM (#13773)

    His studio photo looks 16, but in later ones he is visibly tired.

    • (Score: 5, Informative) by Runaway1956 on Monday March 10 2014, @08:04AM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 10 2014, @08:04AM (#13776) Homepage Journal

      War can do that. My dad lied about his age, and enlisted in the Navy at age 15. He was shipped home from the Pacific in pieces. He survived, or I wouldn't be here - but he doesn't look like a teenager again in any pictures.

      --
      Your private safe room in the back of your mind? Trump pooped in it.
  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by nobbis on Monday March 10 2014, @08:24AM

    by nobbis (62) on Monday March 10 2014, @08:24AM (#13780) Homepage Journal
    If you would rather not read the daily fail , there is a lovely firefox extension that provides tea and kittens instead. kitten block [mozilla.org]

    It has saved me on many occasions

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    It's easy to look up when your mind's in the gutter
  • (Score: 2, Funny) by ObsessiveMathsFreak on Monday March 10 2014, @10:38AM

    by ObsessiveMathsFreak (3728) on Monday March 10 2014, @10:38AM (#13819)

    No amount of warning can wash away the stain of actually having clicked on the link in question. The words WARNING: DAILY MAIL LINK should have appears in giant, blinking red letters at the beginning and end of the post.

    Soylent needs a UK staff editor/expert to prevent this type of thing happening in the future. I mean, what's next: a link to Fox News?

    • (Score: 1) by blackest_k on Monday March 10 2014, @11:37AM

      by blackest_k (2045) on Monday March 10 2014, @11:37AM (#13830)

      Not a fan of the Daily Mail but it doesn't matter as its the images that are the story.

      However it does prompt the question why can't the links open in new tabs by default? I know slashdot was infamous for its nobody ever clicks on the links anyway but sometimes you want to take a look maybe start reading comments while the new tab loads, read the article close it and on to the next. Maybe thats one of the reasons for not reading the articles.

      Maybe this could be one part of soylent which could be better. Actually why not do that for the frontpage too. scan the story list open tabs to ones that interest you and proceed to digest. All this back forward navigation is a pain. At least slashdot had a link back to the front page from the bottom of the story.

      • (Score: 2) by EvilJim on Monday March 10 2014, @09:28PM

        by EvilJim (2501) on Monday March 10 2014, @09:28PM (#14294) Journal

        you could use your middle mouse button, or hold shift while you click.

        • (Score: 1) by blackest_k on Monday March 10 2014, @11:03PM

          by blackest_k (2045) on Monday March 10 2014, @11:03PM (#14344)

          or right click and select open in new tab... didn't know the shift click middle mouse button not on a laptop the left and right together thou

          • (Score: 2) by EvilJim on Monday March 10 2014, @11:19PM

            by EvilJim (2501) on Monday March 10 2014, @11:19PM (#14361) Journal

            I cant say I've ever had success with the laptop left+right click, totally discovered the middle mouse click by accident :)