1916 WW1 Print SOMME Poilus French Infantrymen CHARGE Bayonets Fixed WING BOMBS Grenades

Battlescene on the Somme - French Infantrymen known as Poilus, going over the top with bayonets fixed.


This listing is for a full page print from a publication, as the date states and not a modern reproduction.

The subject is

The First World War.

A full page showing two photogaphic images which almost look like drawings; the page is entitled The Spirit of France After Thirty Months of Endurance: A Vigorous Charge Under Heavy Fire. They show a group of French Poilu or Poilus (infantrymen) going over the top with bayonets fixed, and charging towards the German lines. The caption reads "......remarkable illustration taken at the moment of a charge."

On the reverse are two smaller photographic images within text titled: German "Pigeons" Bagged by the French showing small wing bombs taken from the Germans on the Somme, by the Poilus. The other is entitled Bombs and Grenades Captured on the Somme showing boxes of munitions in various forms. Part of the caption reads "...a photograph secured at great risk to the operator."


Provenance: The Great War - Amalgamated Press. Published circa 1916-17.


The page measures 310 x 225 mm (12.25 x 8.75 inches) approx. There are images/text on both sides. The text/article is incomplete. There is a little age yellowing with handling marks to the edges. This item will be packaged in a board backed envelope. The watermark is for the listing image only and is not on the actual print/map. Info. in the description is my historical research and does not form part of the print. Please feel free to ask any questions, we will try to answer promptly. (11)
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Weight 0.1kg
Condition Used