French soldiers operating a periscope rifle in a trench at Bois d’Ailly, Meuse. April 1915.
French troops of the 58th Infantry Regiment washing clothes, Salonika, 1916.
Soldier of the 102th Infantry Regiment, 1914.
French soldiers return from fighting the Battle of the Argonne, July 17, 1915
US soldiers receive instruction on the Fusil Mle 1886 M93 Lebel rifle.
French soldiers at a cafe 1913.
French soldiers of the 148e Régiment d’Infanterie prepare to get off the trench during the Battle of Artois
French soldiers from Metropolitan & Colonial regiments, 1917.
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 troops digging in with their entrenching tools. North of Courville, 29 May 1918.