The German infantry of 1914 went into battle after the outbreak of World War I equipped with
Uniform: Which included a peaked felt cap, a greenish-gray tunic and matching pants, along with leather boots and gaiters. In addition, they carried cargo equipment consisting of a leather belt, shoulder straps and a backpack.
Main Weapon: It was the Mauser Model 1898 rifle, a manual repeating weapon that could be fitted with a bayonet for close combat.
Machine guns: German infantry used Maxim and Maschinengewehr 08 machine guns, which were heavy weapons that could be deployed to provide sustained fire and suppression on the battlefield.
Grenades: They used fragmentation grenades and smoke grenades.
Auxiliary equipment: Gas masks, first aid kits and trench digging tools.