An amazing collection of photos depicting life of French soldiers in the trenches during World War One has just been discovered, Reuters’ Charles Platiau tells us in a blog post. It was amassed by “a viscount in the Armoured Cavalry Branch of the French Army, who left behind several boxes containing more than 600 plates taken by an unknown photographer”, we learn.
The unnamed viscount is described as being “part of the staff of General Joseph Joffre of France, and he was based in Chantilly until he was wounded in 1918, months before the Armistice. It was said that he was later awarded the Legion d’honneur”. Here is a select sample of the amazing find.
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