Observation dome at night atop Fort Douaumont, the largest of the French forts protecting the strategic town of Verdun
French soldiers operating a periscope rifle in a trench at Bois d’Ailly, Meuse. April 1915
The 56° Infantry Regiment amongst others, held the front at Bois d’Ailly on the Meuse in early April 1915. Nine months after the start of the war, April 5, the French army launched an offensive on the Moselle and the Meuse.
French Schneider CA1 tank and its crew, during the Nivelle Offensive at Berry-au-Bac (part of the Chemin des Dames general Offensive), April 1917.
French troops digging in with their entrenching tools. North of Courville, 29 May 1918.
French Cuirassiers 1914
Corporal Denis de Trobriand, an interpreter from Chasseurs Alpins, French Army aboard SS Teesta on the way from Marseilles to Mudros, 1915.
He was attached to the 1st Battalion, 4th Gurkha Rifles (1st/4th GR).
Well ain’t that a fucking look and a half.
SE5a fighter scout, serial no. C9539, of C Flight, No. 2 Australian Squadron, involved in an accident at Savy Aerodrome, France.