THE HERITAGE OF THE GREAT WAR
Burial place of pilots of the American Escadrille Lafayette
Autochrome color picture made in 1917 on the Picpus Cemetery in Paris.
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|Russian Soldiers in France
Group of Russian soldiers resting between the ruines of the city of Reims.
|Aussies in France
Australian soldiers, posing in front of a fortress.
|German in France
According to this stone Grenadier Rochl died an hero's death, on the 15th of March, 1915.
|Another German Souvenir
A French soldier stands near a fruit tree, that was cut down by German troops before they withdraw from the area.
Trenches near Fort de Vaux, in the heart of the 1916 Battle of Verdun.
A French 320 mm siege gun. Soldiers busy with camouflage nets.
A soldier's urinoir - French for men's bathroom. The sides are painted with camouflage colors
A French soldier says goodbye to his wife and child.
Wounded soldiers in St. Pauls Hospital, near Soissons, Northern France.
|Cooking for the Wounded
Cooks of the army hospital in Chateau de Vauxbuin preparing food outside in the sun.
French poilu's cook their meal outside the barracks.
French soldiers at a newspaper kiosk.
Prefabricated shop for the poilu's, the French soldiers.
|Haircuts and Shave
Soldiers awaiting their turn to be shaved or having their hair cut.
French soldiers assist a farmer to get the ploughing done.
|Helping Out (2)
French soldiers working side by side with farmers on the field.
A French subaltern shows his collection of German shells.
French soldiers use a mitralleur, machinegun, to aim at German aeroplanes.
|More Anti-Aircraft Guns
Anti-Aircraft Guns mounted on cars.
|Entrance to the Chateau
Entrance to the Chauteau de Chaulnes. The castle is completely destroyed.
After a bombardment near Soissons, Northern France.
Boys play a game of skittle. The one in the middle looks an acolyte
Damage in the village of Rosendael, near Dunkirk, Northern France.
Children in Rosendael sitting on the rim of a bomb crater.
After the bombardment soldiers try to extinguish the fire in a large building.
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Sources: Many pictures come from our own collection. Others were found in books, and some elsewhere on the Internet - RR.