French Army, WWI // by Leon Gimpel

French Army, WWI // by Leon Gimpel

Officier américain avec PM Thompson

Officier américain avec PM Thompson

WWI during the Battle of Verdun, a soldier and his horse both don gas masks. 1916

WWI during the Battle of Verdun, a soldier and his horse both don gas masks. 1916

Photo by Auguste Francois, ca 1870, depicting Su Yuanchun, (1844-1908 AD) a Manchu general in Guangxi.  A tough illiterate Manchu, Su Yuanchun was one of the last great warrior Manchus. He distinguished himself in the field and made it from a simple soldier to a distinguished general in a time when the Qing fought battles against modern firearms with sabers, spears, bows, arrows and matchlock muskets. He commanded a force against the French at the battle of Zhennan Passwhich and won.

Photo by Auguste Francois, ca 1870, depicting Su Yuanchun, (1844-1908 AD) a Manchu general in Guangxi. A tough illiterate Manchu, Su Yuanchun was one of the last great warrior Manchus. He distinguished himself in the field and made it from a simple soldier to a distinguished general in a time when the Qing fought battles against modern firearms with sabers, spears, bows, arrows and matchlock muskets. He commanded a force against the French at the battle of Zhennan Passwhich and won.

I cannot express to you how much I love this picture.  Is it the look on the french soldier's face? the black and grey?  the outfit?

I cannot express to you how much I love this picture. Is it the look on the french soldier's face? the black and grey? the outfit?

Seven Austro-Hungarian NCOs seated astride a "Donnerbalken", an improvised toilet consisting of a sturdy log positioned above a pit. These communal toilets were used by both the Germans and Austrians and were often the scene of much jocularity.

Seven Austro-Hungarian NCOs seated astride a "Donnerbalken", an improvised toilet consisting of a sturdy log positioned above a pit. These communal toilets were used by both the Germans and Austrians and were often the scene of much jocularity.

Zouave soldier, Algerian shooters integrated into the French army

Zouave soldier, Algerian shooters integrated into the French army

German "stormtrooper" uniforms 1917-1918.

German "stormtrooper" uniforms 1917-1918.

“German soldier shares his meal with a Belgian child."

“German soldier shares his meal with a Belgian child."

Step by step WW1 Trench

Step by step WW1 Trench

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