Thursday, October 25, 2018

33 Incredible Colorized Photos Reveal What Life Was Like for French Soldiers During World War I

Chasseurs posing with guns.




French soldier in the 291st Infantry Regiment



French prisoners guarded by a Uhlan, Verdun, March 1917



French lines on the right bank, Lorraine, 1918



French cantonment with canteen near Verdun, March 1917



French and British soldiers standing around a German A7V tank captured at Villers-Brettoneux, May 1918



Fort Vaux, November 22 , 1916



French soldiers at the village of Souilly



Soldiers leaving the village to join Verdun, Nubécourt, August 23, 1916



French stretcher bearers loading a wounded soldier into an American ambulance, Westouter, West Flanders, May 1918



French Zouaves marching in 1914



Horse corpse on the Bouvancourt road, near Jonchery sur Vesle, April 22, 1917



Near Rethondes, November 10, 1918



Portrait of a French soldier taken in a studio in Mailly, 1915



Senegalese French troops getting acquainted with their new gask masks



Soldier trying a German mask found on the ground, Wood of the Caillette, 1916



Soldiers in Saint Folquin, September 3, 1917



Two men playing chess, Verdun, May 30, 1917



Soldiers posing for the camera in their Turco uniforms



Some French and American officers who took part in the reconquest of cantigny before a tank Schneider French, May 1918.



The 'Kolossal' German prisoner was captured in the eastern trenches, 8 January 1916



The soup in the lines of the 204th Infantry Regiment, Bois des Buttes, September 17, 1917



These men return from fighting the Battle of the Argonne, July 17, 1915



Troops returning from Fort de Vaux, around Nixéville (department of Meuse, France ), April 8, 1916



A French soldier killed while he was eating, October 27, 1915



After the fighting, soldiers surrounded the bodies of their comrades, Region of Verdun, 1916



Canadian officers interested in a large French gun mounted on railroad, October 1917



Chilly in the Somme, the 28th regiment soldiers in a trench





Cooperative canteen of Portes de Fer, October-November 1916



The village of Souilly, 1916




French cantonment with canteen near Verdun, March 1917 .



French stretcher bearers loading a wounded soldier into an American ambulance, Westouter, West Flanders, May 1918







Photos Colorized by Frederic Duriez on Flickr




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