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This photo was obviously taken during WWI, on the Eastern Front, probably in 1915 in Galicia, where the Russian advance into Prussia was stemmed by Austro-Hungarian forces.
On 13 Nov 1915 it appeared in the Trove, a Sydney Australia newspaper
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Does anybody know the purpose of the white mask?
Looks more like a binocular periscope. Hyposcopes of the period typically only had one optic and often had no case tubes, simply two exposed mirrors or prisms with a frame to connect them.