Two soldiers belonging to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade wearing two different types of gas mask.

20014452_a01_004_5624-2303The soldier in the helmet is wearing the British small box respiration that would become standard issue in 1917. the soldier on the left is wearing the Hypo Helmet respirator (location unknown) France 1916. Photograph Album of 26/35 2nd Lieutenant Gerald Mawley, C Company, 4th Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade. The album covers NZ Troops on the Western Front.

Source: National Army Museum of New Zealand

http://www.anzacletters.co.nz/gallery/20014452_a01_004_5624-2303/

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