HE HOLY MASS on Easter Sunday “in the field” (9 April 1944). Written on reverse of photograph: “German troops included in American Easter services via loud-speaker! Hostilities ceased for one hour on this front-line sector during services, conducted by American troops and directed across the lines by specifically installed amplifiers. Here, Chaplain Leo J. Crowley says Mass to a group of soldiers who were close enough to leave their fox-holes to attend. (Italy, 9 April 1944)”
It reminds me of our parish at the moment. (Due to California’s Covid-19 regulations, we’re currently celebrating Mass in a huge tent outside the Church.) I’m afraid I don’t have a date for this one:
I don’t have a date for this one either, but notice how the server lifts the Chasuble of the priest for the Consecration of the SANCTISSIMUM:
This is from “The Great War” (photo taken 27 February 1916)—the Holy Mass for Italian troops on the frontlines:
There are many more photographs such as those, and this website is a great place to start.
Did you notice the guy playing keyboard?