Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Rare Color Photographs from the World War I

The World War I was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. From the time of its occurrence until the approach of World War II in 1939, it was called simply the World War or the Great War, and thereafter the First World War or World War I.

There are no more living veterans of World War I. No one left to look at a photograph of the Great War and say, I remember; I was there. The World War I is behind us, but the photographs — nay, the memories — remain.

A French soldier, circa 1915. ©Mark Jacobs Archive /The Image Works

iew of Verdun after 8 months of bombing, September 1916. ©R Schultz Collection / The Image Works

French Gunners receive instruction, 1916. ©TopFoto / The Image Works

The remains of a dead French soldier and his gun rest under a tree on the Western Front in France. ©R Schultz Collection / The Image Works

French soldiers of the 370th Infantry Regiment eat soup during the battle of the Aisne in 1917. ©R Schultz Collection / The Image Works

French Artillery soldiers are shown at the entrance of their shelter on the Western Front. ©R Schultz Collection / The Image Works

A French soldier with an acoustic listening device capable of tracking aircraft on the Western Front. ©R Schultz Collection / The Image Works

A French section of machine gunners take positions in the ruins during the battle of the Aisne in 1917. ©R Schultz Collection / The Image Works

A crater caused by the explosion of 19 mines placed underneath German positions near Messines in West Flanders by the British on June 7, 1917. ©R Schultz Collection / The Image Works

The wreck of a German tank, which was destroyed during a battle on the Western Front. ©R Schultz Collection / The Image Works

A little girl plays with her doll in Reims, France in 1917. Two guns and a knapsack are next to her on the ground. ©R Schultz Collection / The Image Works

A soldier in uniform with three medals stands next to a cannon in Paris in 1918. His left leg has been replaced by an artificial limb. ©R Schultz Collection / The Image Works

(via TIME-LightBox)

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