For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines ¿ as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.

Photos show faces of First World War soldiers on the eve of battle

For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines ¿ as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.

Waddesdon Manor, England, front view. The castle was built in the Neo-Renaissance style of a French château between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839–1898) as a weekend residence for grand entertaining. Open for weddings, private dinners even today. More

Waddesdon Manor, England, front view. The castle was built in the Neo-Renaissance style of a French château between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839–1898) as a weekend residence for grand entertaining. Open for weddings, private dinners even today. More

With Marine Le Pen, leader of French National Front party.

With Marine Le Pen, leader of French National Front party.

At a meeting with Marine Le Pen, leader of French National Front party.

At a meeting with Marine Le Pen, leader of French National Front party.

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England built in 1874 in the neo Renaissance French style for the Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. It now belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England built in 1874 in the neo Renaissance French style for the Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. It now belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public

Marine Le Pen, leader of the French National Front

Marine Le Pen, leader of the French National Front

04/02/17 | FILE PHOTO: Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader

French polling watchdog warns over Russian news agency's election report

04/02/17 | FILE PHOTO: Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader

Marine Le Pen, France's presidential candidate and leader of the French National Front, waves as she arrives to speak during an election campaign meeting in Lille, France, on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Le Pen tried to reassure voters about her political plans, saying she doesn't want chaos and is ready to wait until late this year to begin talks to pull France out of the euro. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Marine Le Pen, France's presidential candidate and leader of the French National Front, waves as she arrives to speak during an election campaign meeting in Lille, France, on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Le Pen tried to reassure voters about her political plans, saying she doesn't want chaos and is ready to wait until late this year to begin talks to pull France out of the euro. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Youth support for French National Front doubles in 5 years

Youth support for French National Front doubles in 5 years

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