1916 WW1 photo of British solders going down road in Somme (France)

$18.00 USD

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Small photo of British soldiers going down muddy road, some walking, some on horseback during battle of the Somme.

Provenance is from a  group of photos belonging to french soldier in 42nd light infantry.

Written on negative (reversed) ’19.9.1916’.

Written in pencil on back “Somme, les amis b.” (“Somme, our b.(ritish) friends”)

Some yellowing bottom border on back.

7.5 x 4.5 cm 

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale).

 

Photo française de Cavaliers britanniques le 19 septembre 1916 dans la Somme. Provient du lot d'un poilu du 42e Bataillon de Chasseurs à Pied.

1916

 

 

Bataille de la Somme : Ommiécourt (5 septembre), Bois des Berlingots (12 septembre), la Maisonnette, Biaches, Cléry

 

 

(Texte rouge est un filigrane électronique, qui n’est pas sur le photo en vente)

 

The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was one of the largest battles of the First World War. Fought between July 1 and November 1, 1916, near the Somme River in France, it was also one of the bloodiest military battles in history. On the first day alone, the British suffered more than 57,000 casualties, and by the end of the campaign the Allies and Central Powers would lose more than 1.5 million men