A Soldier's Lunch at the Place Royal in the city of Reims, France.
The German army repeatedly attacked the old city of Reims, in Northern France. Shells brought heavy damage to the medieval buildings and to the famous cathedral. France sent thousands of soldiers to the city to defend it. Many poilu's had to find billets in the ruins. They ate and washed in the streets. Picture made in spring 1917.
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