'Charge of French infantry', 1914
Lantern slide, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1914.
The bright uniforms worn by French infantry in the early months of the war, alongside a reckless doctrine of attack at all times, help explain the staggering losses sustained by the French Army. By the end of 1914 they had lost nearly a million men killed, captured or wounded.
From a box of 73 lantern slides.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection