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Arbre gourmand au musée d'Argonne à Varennes en Argonne

Arbre gourmand au musée d'Argonne à Varennes en Argonne

French soldiers in a bayonet charge, up a steep slope in the Argonne Forest in 1915. During the Second Battle of Champagne, 450,000 French s...

“ French soldiers in a bayonet charge, up a steep slope in the Argonne Forest in During the Second Battle of Champagne, French soldiers advanced against a force of Germans, momentarily gaining a small amount of.pin by Paolo Marzioli

Montfaucon looking South; arrow indicates sketched-in-position of Meuse-Argonne American Memorial.

Montfaucon looking South; arrow indicates sketched-in-position of Meuse-Argonne American Memorial.

Divided reverse. No correspondence. Unknown location, possibly the Argonne Sector. The entrance to a German dugout. Bad ventilation and dampness were a permanent problem in the dugouts. Such small entries led down a narrow staircase into the underground shelter.

Divided reverse. No correspondence. Unknown location, possibly the Argonne Sector. The entrance to a German dugout. Bad ventilation and dampness were a permanent problem in the dugouts. Such small entries led down a narrow staircase into the underground shelter.

WWI. Argonne forest. German soldiers, 15 meters from the French line.

German soldiers, 15 meters from the French line.

Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War

For Canadian infantry, their first engagement against the German Army came during the attack near Ypres called 'The Second Battle of Ypres', where the Germans first used poison gas on the Western Front.

Memories: The land is still pockmarked with the trenches and craters left behind after the fierce fighting

Memories: The land is still pockmarked with the trenches and craters left behind after the fierce fighting >>> poison from unexploded arsenic bombs lingers

A Concrete Dug Out - #3 in the portfolio Pages of Glory and History, the 91st Division in Argonne and Flanders (Paris, New York, San Francisco: City of Paris, 1920)

A Concrete Dug Out - in the portfolio Pages of Glory and History, the Division in Argonne and Flanders (Paris, New York, San Francisco: City of Paris,