The talented painter Frederick duryea (Frederic Duriez) is engaged in the colorization of black-and-white images.
He has hundreds of full-color works on the First world war. On them – taking by the Germans of Belgian Liege in August of 1914, Prussian squadron, were part of the “group of hunters” and shot down 128 aircraft of the allied armies, as well as a series of images of German soldiers captured by canadian troops in the battles of Arras and Vimy (1917).
German POWs in a field near Villers-Bretonneux in July 1916, at the beginning of military operations on the Somme. The first day in battles with the army of the allies killed 8 000 21 000 Germans and British soldiers.
Canadian medics carry a wounded German prisoners during the second battle of Arras (October 1918). This battle was one of the greatest triumphs of the canadian army – she was able to break into the centre for the protection of Germans and beat them.
German POWs captured by canadian troops in France. From 1914 to 1918, Canada sent to the battlefields of the First world 418 052 soldiers, killed 61,000 people and injured 172 000 people.
German troops in the Palace of the Prince-Bishop in the center of Liege (Belgium) after the war. The Germans crossed the Belgian border on 5 August and took Liege on 16 August, losing about 5,000 killed.
Two of the aircraft “Fokker Dr I” the Prussian squadron (Staffel) Jasta 27 at the airport Halluin-OST in may 1918, This stoffelen from may 1917 to July 1918 he commanded the Lieutenant Hermann Goering. From February 1917 to the end of the war, the German squadron was shot down 128 aircraft and 6 balloons of observation of the allied forces.
German prisoners of war under the supervision of the Belgian civil engaged in road works.
German soldiers, captured by the canadian army in Arsen-Coupigny in April 1917 during the battle of Vimy. More than 10,000 Canadians were killed or wounded during this battle, but the capture of the ridge of Vimy was vital, and previous attempts by the British and the French did not succeed.
During the battle of Vimy prisoner was taken about 4 000 German soldiers, and the exact number of casualties of the German army in this battle is unknown. But we know that the result was the dismissal of General Ludwig von Falkenhausen, commander of the 6th army, as it had ignored intelligence reports on possible attacks.
In 1936, in the district of Vimy memorial was unveiled in memory of the fallen canadian soldiers during the battle of Vimy ridge. Every year on April 9 in Canada, the Day of the battle of Vimy ridge.
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