Prisoner Interrogation Too Idealistic? This looks a bit like a "staged" photo of prisoner interregation. But it's from a (French) 1915 magazine photo, and it looks like the French are interrogating a German (OR) soldier. I'll let the viewer judge this one. WW 1.
91ème Régiment d’Infanterie by drakegoodman, via Flickr .French soldiers were generally expected to move almost everywhere on foot. They were also required to carry with them clothing, bedding, food and drink - including a wine ration - equipment and ammunition. The combined weight of the backpacks carrying all this usually exceeded 40 kg (88lbs); by comparison the British soldier's field pack only weighed around 30kg (66lbs).