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WWII paratrooper and his columbia bicycle "Bicycles were a much underrated instrument of war. Japanese made startling progress in the initial stages of WW II, paratroopers used fold bikes to advance." KB

WWII paratrooper and his columbia bicycle "Bicycles were a much underrated instrument of war. Japanese made startling progress in the initial stages of WW II, paratroopers used fold bikes to advance.

American snipers undergoing training with a British officer of the King's Royal rifles. Th...

Kit of Allied sharpshooters used to pick off enemy targets

American snipers undergoing training with a British officer of the King's Royal rifles. They have made their own sniper hoods and one wears a partial Ghillie suit

Q French soldiers of the Infantry Regiment rest in their dugout at Artois October

Ivan Bawtree, pictured here in uniform in 1915, was attached to the British Red Cross...

The unseen Western Front: Photos reveal WW1 graves and funerals

Ivan Bawtree, pictured here in uniform in was attached to the British Red Cross.

De Slag om Verdun duurde van 21 februari 1916 tot 20 december 1916, Het was een van de bloedigste veldslagen van de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Nog steeds staat deze slag symbool voor zinloze slachtingen van mensenlevens. Verdun heeft altijd al een symbolische betekenis gehad voor de Franse bevolking.

1916 - French reinforcements going to Verdun. Half of them will never make it back.

The British Mark V tank was an upgraded version of the Mark IV tank, deployed in 1918 and used in action in the closing months of World War I, in the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War on the White Russian side, and by the Red Army. Thanks to Walter Wilson's epicyclic gear steering system, it was the first British heavy tank that required only one man to steer it

The Mark V tank was an upgraded version of the Mark IV tank, deployed in 1918 and used in action in the closing months of the First Great Vampire War. It was the first heavy tank that required only one man to steer it

Paris, 6 août 1914. Soldiers of the 5th Infantry Regiment ("Fearless Navarre") It is part of the 12th Infantry Brigade, 6th Infantry Division, 3rd Army Corps., waiting to depart from Paris to the Western Front. 6th August 1914. The 5th Regiments first action was at the Battle of Charleroi, 21st-24th August 1914. (Colorised by Luc Heinrich from France)

Soldiers of the Infantry Regiment ("Fearless Navarre") It is part of the Infantry Brigade, Infantry Division, Army Corps., waiting to depart from Paris to the Western Front.

World War I in Photos: The Western Front, Part I - The Atlantic; http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/westernfront1/

World War I in Photos: The Western Front, Part I

World War I in Photos: French soldiers wearing gas masks in a trench, gas mask technology varied widely during the war, eventually developing into an effective defense, limiting the value of gas attacks in later years.

Surreal Photos That Capture What World War I Looked Like In Color

Surreal Photos That Capture What World War I Looked Like in Color

first world war in colour, Two French soldiers from Africa heat up a meal on an outdoor fireplace made from brick on the Western Front in Colour photo (Autochrome Lumière) by Fernand Cuville.

Groupe d'Algériens à Noyon (Oise). Autochrome de Fernand Cuville (1917).

Guerre 14-18 : l'autochrome donne des couleurs à la Grande Guerre

Au cœur d’une guerre effroyable, dont la violence, le bruit et les conditions de vie ont si bien été décrits par les écrivains français et allemands, cette photographie nous montrent des hommes qui se regroupent pour jouer de la musique, à la recherche d’un peu d’humanité.  Source Photo : ECPAD

Au cœur d’une guerre effroyable, dont la violence, le bruit et les conditions de vie ont si bien été décrits par les écrivains français et allemands, cette photographie nous montrent des hommes qui se regroupent pour jouer de la musique, à la recherche d’un peu d’humanité. Source Photo : ECPAD

Worker from Indochina on the Western Front

Colour photographs capture the daily lives of French soldiers in WW1

Soldier from Indochina on the Western Front. Autochrome photography by Fernand Cuville 1917 x

French Senegalese troops get acquainted with their new gas masks. Gas masks were made and used during the First World War because of poison gas attacks that surprised the Allies in the trenches on the Western Front

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