http://www.worldwaronecolorphotos.com/index.html

World War I.... who would have thought there were original color photos of WWI? This site contains hundreds of photos taken by the French in the last two years of World War One.

.....Extraits.....

From reader Paul Jackson in the UK: "The Troupes de Marine have a maritime heritage and their badge is a fouled anchor. They are now incoporated into the army. They apparently still have a particular role now in being soley deployed for overseas operations and, when France was a colonial power, were often regarded as a colonial force. In WW1 many of the Senagalese and other colonial troops were in the Troupes de marine.They fought with incredible valour and great sacrifice." Paul provided the following link for more examples: Mémorial Virtuel du Chemin des Dames

 

Senegalese and other French African colony soldiers

Senegalese and other French African colony soldiers

Royglise, groupe d'algériens. (Commune de Noyon. Oise France. 1917)

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Village of Aisne and bridge

From reader Paul Jackson in the UK: "The Troupes de Marine have a maritime heritage and their badge is a fouled anchor. They are now incoporated into the army. They apparently still have a particular role now in being soley deployed for overseas operations and, when France was a colonial power, were often regarded as a colonial force. In WW1 many of the Senagalese and other colonial troops were in the Troupes de marine.They fought with incredible valour and great sacrifice."Paul provided the following link for more examples: Mémorial Virtuel du Chemin des Dames Thanks, Paul, for the additional information!

Village of Aisne and bridge

Ruine. Publicité "Le pneu Michelin voit l'obstacle" sur une maison en ruines. Militaire Français. Woesten. (Belgique 25 aout 1917). Ruins. Advertising The lettering for the tire maker, Michelin, seen on a home in ruins. Serviceman Frenchman. Woesten. (Belgium 25 aout 1917).  MIchelin ad on ruined home

MIchelin ad on ruined home

Café - Restaurant Vieilles maisons rue des Elus. (Reims Marne. France 1917

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