History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

18 May, 2011

First World War In Colour, Part Two

Another series of colour photographs of World War One. For more details and the first set, see here. I will say again, though, how truly remarkable I find these images. The colour somehow makes it feel more real, more present. The people who had to deal with this war weren't any different than we are; these photographs are a striking reminder of that. 

Allied biplane. Source

French and Allied soldiers. Source

Mealtime. Source

Newspaper stand. Source

Peeling carrots. Source

Senegalese soldiers (Senegal was a French colony at the time). Source

A shelter in the trenches. Source

A view of a village shattered by war. Source

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