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WWI, 1916. "Glad to be out of the trenches. French troops enjoying a period of respose in the rear after service in the trenches in front of Verdun." The nations at war, published 1917. -Archive.org

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Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England built in 1874 in the neo Renaissance French style for the Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. It now belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public

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Photos show faces of First World War soldiers on the eve of battle

For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines ¿ as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.

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Paris Photo - Purple Door, Parisian Architecture Fine Art Photograph, Home Decor, Large Wall Art

Paris Photography - French Door Travel Photograph, Teal Architectural Fine Art Print, French Home Decor, Large Wall Art

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BEST POSTS OF 2013 #59: NOTABLE AFRICANS: DJAMILA...

Born in 1935 to a middle-class family, Bouhired was educated in French schools. However, the colonial system of education did not have the desired effect on Bouhired as she she joined the anti-colonial revolutionary movement of the FLN working as a student activist and soon began working as a liaison officer and personal assistant to FLN commander Yacef Saadi in Algiers. Her brothers were also involved in the underground struggle.

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Maurice Auguste Chevalier (Sept 12, 1888 – Jan 1, 1972) French actor, singer & entertainer.

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WWI. "The French government presents a commemorative diploma to the families of French citizens killed in the war. This is a reproduction of the parchment issued in memory of the first Frenchman who fell in the Great War." The nations at war, published 1917. -Archive.org

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Members of the algerian FLN (Front de Libération National / National Front of Liberation) fighting the french Army. Rifles are german Mauser 98.

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WWI;French peasants being taken to Germany, 1914. Thousands of French civilians were removed from the occupied areas behind the front line, sometimes for security reasons or because the Germans did not want to feed the population. More common was evacuation for forced labour. - National Army Museum.

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Images collected from the French National Archives... www.culture.gouv.fr ...of soldiers and civilians on or near the Western Front.

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