World War I soldier

Claim: this is a photo of World War I soldier. Other captions used:

  • Shell shock WW1
  • What war really looks like
  • This man represents every man in such a horrific situation in World War I


This photo is real, but it was taken at Bovington Tank Museum in January 2010. The photographer (user “Megashorts” at Flickr) explains:

RAW turned to B&W, adjusted in Olympus Viewer and the Platinum period photo effect added in Corel Paintshop Pro X2

Here is the photo before editing:



  • This photo was not taken during World War I
  • This is a photo of a mannequin

One comment

  1. […] This time it didn’t take me very long to find out the origin of this photo, more people had wondered about it and had doubts. A simple image search soon provided me with several pictures of this man, from different angles and in colour. A few websites specialised in debunking fake images had also gotten their hands on it, such as the great HoaxEye website; […]


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