Category: Western Front

Officers of the Russian Military Mission at …

Officers of the Russian Military Mission at the French heavy artillery repair park of the Group of Armies North at La Neuville-Sire-Bernard, February 1917.

French Renault FT tanks resting after an attac…

French Renault FT tanks resting after an attack near Grisolles, 28 July 1918.

French gunners installing a battery of 155 Sch…

French gunners installing a battery of 155 Schneider guns in the field. The arrtillery tractor is named Marcelle. South of La Faloise, 6 April 1918.

A French gunner placing 164 mm shell cases, …

A French gunner placing 164 mm shell cases, still warmed by the explosion, in heaps by the railway gun, near Caix, August 1916.

Cases for artillery guns were collected, inspected and repaired for refilling and reuse on the Western Front. Many shell casings that you can buy today have stamps showing how many times the shell was reused.

French Schneider CA1 tanks on their way to t…

French Schneider CA1 tanks on their way to the station to be entrained for the offensive in the neighbourhood of Rheims, April 1917.

A French observation balloon in the air at t…

A French observation balloon in the air at the Vadenay aerodrome, 6 June 1917.

After slaugthering 30-50 feral hogs with his 1…

After slaugthering 30-50 feral hogs with his 155mm gun a French soldier shows an orphaned hog how he killed its parents.

A young wild boar named Guigui, captured and brought up by French artillerymen, and his master beside a 90mm field artillery gun, 23 July 1915.

French troops working on a 155 mm gun at the…

French troops working on a 155 mm gun at the equipment repair park of northern group of French armies at La Neuville-Sire-Bernard, 29 July 1916.

French Saint-Chamond tanks passing through the…

French Saint-Chamond tanks passing through the village of Conde-sur-Aisne, Spring 1918.

A battery of French Schneider 155 mm artille…

A battery of French Schneider 155 mm artillery guns flooded and continuing to fire near Rheims, May 1917.

That is a cool looking shield.