THE HERITAGE OF THE GREAT WAR
No-Mans Land Seen From A French Observation Post
Autochrome color picture, made on June 16, 1917.
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|The Destruction of Reims
The towers of the cathedral in Reims.
|The Destruction of Reims (2)
Reims was one of the most beautiful cities of France, until hit by bombardment after bombardment.
A soldier's lunch at the Place Royal in the city of Reims, France.
Group of French soldiers in front of the entry of a shelter.
|Posing Senagalese Soldiers
Senegalese French soldiers.
French soldiers having soup.
Group of French soldiers in front of a destroyed house, near the village of Eglingen in the French department of Haut-Rhin.
Senegalese soldiers washing their linen in troughs on a farmyard near Saint-Ulrich.
French soldiers doing a wash in troughs.
|And More Washing...
French soldiers doing a wash near a source.
|And then drying
Shirts and towels drying in the sun.
Entry of an Observation Post. In front of the entry, there is a panel indicating "Bowels of CÚsar".
Landscape on the frontline.
French observator in a trench of the first line.
|Heure de Repos
Heure de Repos: Resting hour. A group of Senegalese soldiers take a brake during a long march.
Unknown prototype. The picture was taken outside the Farman aircraft factory in France. Some specialists doubt whether this plane ever advanced much beyond this prototype stage.
Picture made inside the Farman aircraft factory, 1917.
|On The Look-Out
Looking out from Observation Station 26, on the frontline near the village of Eglingen in Northern France.
Soldiers have been using the cemetery next to the church of Gildwiller to bury their fallen comrades.
Just behind the trenches of the first line. A soldier is having his hair cut. The others wait for their turn.
|Church in Ruins
The church of Seppois, Northeastern France, after a heavy bombardment.
The sun shines in the destroyed church.
German Prisoners-of-War look on how French soldiers do their punishment duty.
Three French soldiers in observation behind sand bags.
Soldiers in front of a theatre tent, 1917.
Girl playing with her doll.
Sar Tinder from Senegal, soldier of the 7th regiment of artillery.
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Sources: Many pictures come from our own collection. Others were found in books, and some elsewhere on the Internet - RR.