The most amazing thing about this picture of a wounded cuirassier, being stripped of his armour while his sword and horse are tended in the background, is that it was taken in World War I. This is what warfare still looked like in the brief months before the trenches were dug.
French soldiers retrieving bodies of their comrades fallen at Les Eparges, 1915. The offensive started in mid February and soldiers didnt have proper winter clothing. Most of soldiers had to rely on their family to receive gloves, scarves and socks. The army only distributed sheep skins making soldiers look like cavemen as you can see here.