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World War One in Colour - Part 1 - Everyday Life During Wartime
| July 2, 2010
| Franny Wentzel
Posted on 10/31/2013 6:58:45 PM PDT by Islander7
Images collected from the French National Archives of soldiers and civilians on or near the Western Front. One must presume these were taken during a lull in the fighting due to the long exposure times required by colour film.
(Excerpt) Read more at citynoise.org ...
TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: france; godsgravesglyphs; history; photography; thegreatwar; war; worldwarone
There are dozens more at the link. Enjoy!
posted on 10/31/2013 6:58:45 PM PDT
posted on 10/31/2013 7:02:01 PM PDT
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That stupid, senseless, nightmare of a war set us on the road to world socialism.
posted on 10/31/2013 7:07:01 PM PDT
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Fascinating — wonderful— thank you!
posted on 10/31/2013 7:07:28 PM PDT
posted on 10/31/2013 7:13:59 PM PDT
by Navy Patriot
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The first photograph there looks like a picture of miniatures. haha
posted on 10/31/2013 7:18:43 PM PDT
Incredible. Thanks for the post.
posted on 10/31/2013 7:23:02 PM PDT
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Awesome. Thanks. Back when killing each other was much more civilized.
posted on 10/31/2013 7:34:24 PM PDT
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I thought the same thing at first glance.
posted on 10/31/2013 7:43:22 PM PDT
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One of the photos,of a couple of soldiers,is captioned “Yanks?” when they're obviously Aussies.
posted on 10/31/2013 7:52:50 PM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
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To: Hardastarboard; Islander7; gitmo; TheZMan; Viennacon; Navy Patriot; All
If you haven't yet read 1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War by Charles Emmerson, I highly recommend it. While a bit lefist in his take on some things, it's a fascinating (and for me, very enlightening) catalog of what was going on at that time.
"While a bit lefist
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This is a super find. Ought to be reposted in 11 days.
I wonder how many of these men survived the war-——France suffered enormous casualties fighting off the invading squareheads.
BTW, the sgt. with the table full of munitions might be a post-war ordnance disposal guy. They are still dealing with unexploded stuff from the World Wars today. IIRC, a French or Belgian farmer found a buried British tank from WW 1 on his place a few years ago.
The two pictures with sailors may be crew from the battleship gun on the rail cars.
posted on 10/31/2013 10:10:30 PM PDT
posted on 11/01/2013 2:59:39 PM PDT
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