The events of those early years we saw, as a rule, only in black-and-white photographs.
A Bank employee named Frederick duryea, using the method of colorization, gave vintage military photos second life. The color added to the realism of this documentary frames.
The artist acknowledges that painted pictures, like a time machine, take us to that time, allowing brighter to feel the spirit of war. “Black-and-white photograph is not particularly attracted the attention of young people, and if pictures color, young people already curiously consider the details, continues the Senator. – Photo in color more fully convey the suffering and hardships of a soldier’s life.”
The facts: in the First World war fought more than eight million people, killed 1.3 million.
Photo taken 20 April 1917, Savigny-sur-Ardres. Soldiers talk with a man who sits behind the wheel of the truck on the bumpy road.
The wounded are evacuated on a makeshift stretcher in the middle of the damp and the mud, November 1917. During the war, France needed to call 8 317 000 people, including 475 000 – from colonial possessions.
1916. French soldiers in their blue uniforms crossing the river on horseback. This color of uniform was introduced two years earlier. As planned, this shade was not supposed to stand out against the sky, but she was wrong – the heavy French losses in the Border battle will later be partially explained precisely by the color of the shape.
In July 1917. Two soldiers sleeping in La-the Araz river, on the North of the country, near the French border with Luxembourg.
On the fronts of the First world war, fought more than 800,000 soldiers from the French colonies, including residents of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. The photo shows soldiers of the 2nd regiment of spahis – kind of the light brigade, the pick of which came mostly from the local population of these countries.
The photographer captured a rare phenomenon – a soldier’s smile. Suana of the trenches, January 1916. Later there will be many bloody battles with the German army, which killed thousands of fighters.
August 1915. Soldiers taking a shower a few yards from where his colleagues are building a wooden shack.
These breathtaking photos convey the hardships of military everyday life of soldiers. In may 1915.
Canadian and French officers hiding behind a German ammunition wagon during the battle of Amiens. Then, in August 1918, just began the hundred day offensive that led to the defeat of the German troops.
One of colorsound photo shows a group of French soldiers over lunch at the Eiffel tower in June 1915. During the first world mobilization swept the French before the age of 45, as the army suffered heavy losses.
German prisoners of war arrive from Tijola after the liberation in August 1918. France was part of the military-political bloc “allies”, whose members fought against the military-political bloc of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria.
Military equipment has played a huge role in combat. Initially, France had high hopes for the infantry, however, towards the end of the war were actively used “guns-cars”, such as in the photo.
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