Two French soldiers operating a telescope 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. (Colorized by Irootoko jr from Japan)
A shell shocked soldier in the trenches during World War One. "I don't know why, but I find this image strangely beautiful. Grievous, but beautiful. I am not sure of the photographer of this piece or the name of the soldier in the photo. I do know that it is the cover image of the book "Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain, 1914-30," written by Fiona Reid. If anyone knows the photographer's name, I would appreciate it very much."~Sethaka.
A French soldier eating soup, ca 1915 He’s a 1st class soldier with what appears to be a sapper’s specialist trade badge despite the fact that he wears a regular Adrian Helmet. Photo taken by Jacques Moreau, a professional photographer, mobilized at the age of 27, he produced 2,000 photographic plates in 4 years, on the daily life of the soldiers during the 14-18 War. (Colour and text by Toussaint Bonavita from France)