French, Joffre, and Haig depicted at the front in 1915
Soldiers of the 369th (15th NY) Regiment, "Harlem Hellfighters", standing in line on the Western Front. Notice the use of French Adrian helmets. The 369th was part of the French army during the duration of the US participation in the war.
WW1: One of France's colonial troops is KIA sitting upright in what looks like a bomb crater on the Western Front, undated. During WW1 the French Army conscripted some 440,000 colonial troops from Africa and French Indochina. An estimated 40,000 of these troops gave their lives for "their" country.
French officers inspecting trenches on the Argonne front, eastern France May 1916. A Viscount in the Armoured Cavalry Branch of the French Army left behind a collection of hundreds of glass plates taken during World War I that have never before been published. The images, by an unknown photographer, show the daily life of soldiers in the trenches, destruction of towns and military leaders. #