Non-rubberised early Gas Mask used by the Germans during The base of the fabric hood tucked into the collar. This was used to protect against British gas attacks. Gas attacks did not happen during WWII.
German storm trooper poses in the trenches with gas mask and potato masher hand grenades. His job was to rush enemy trenches, usually at night, and establish possession for the infantry wave to take over.
Brian Merrick in tin helmet and gas mask of the Infantry The American Expeditionary Forces alias the AEF [a realistic enhanced reenactment photo!] Photo by Rob Gibson, Gibson's Photographic Gallery, Gettysburg Pa.