Soldat Pionnier, Edouard Detaille
French naval armoured cars at Magincourt, 24 May 1915.
Early in the war armoured cars (and aircraft) in most armies were part of the naval service. It wasn’t until 1917-18 that they were transferred to the army.
Vivandière or cantinière is a French name for women attached to military regiments as sutlers or canteen keepers. Their actual historic function of selling wine to the troops and working in canteens..
Vivandières also served on both sides in the American Civil War.
Dragoons 2nd Empire
A French officer reading the communique to Spahis at Recy, 20 July 1915.
Cartridge box of junior officer GARDES DU CORPS of the King, MODEL 1820.
A US Army soldier from 1st Battalion, 312th Regiment, 78th Infantry Division alongside a soldier from the French 320th Infantry Regiment, 4th Army pose for a photo at Boult-aux-Bois, Ardennes in France. November 3, 1918. (Color by Richard White).
French carabiniers cuirass, circa 1825.
from Antikvity Paha
French Sergent displays a captured German Mauser Tankgewehr 13 mm anti-tank gun while also holding his issue model 1874 Gras rifle