Friday, February 13, 2009

Heavy Metal

A few more vintage photos from World War I today, with a focus on the big guns. As always, just click through for the high-res versions.

A battery of French St. Chamond tanks ready to roll into action. Whenever I see machines like this I get an urge to run an ultra-pulpy game with the characters fighting against the villain's plot to conquer the world.

The wreckage of a German 88mm gun after a direct hit from French artillery.

As an aside, a large percentage of "Call of Cthulhu" characters probably fought in the war, but the game itself rarely touches on it's impact. That seems a little odd considering that veterans of the war were the protagonists of some of his most intriguing stories, including "The Temple" and "Herbert West: Reanimator".

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