World War 1 Fascinating colour pictures behind the lines

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World War 1 Fascinating colour pictures behind the lines

#1 Post by Brian » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:43 pm

While these have no direct link to the area, I found these pictures (over 40 of them) on a French website a number of years ago (long since gone) when doing research, and remembered that I still had them.

They show life behind the French lines (I think) during the war, and I think are fasinating glimpses into "normal" life during that time.

If anybody can identify the soldiers from thier uniforms I can update the description.


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#2 Post by Dragonfly » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:37 pm

Wow some eerie looking ones in there. Thanks for sharing them.

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#3 Post by elpels64 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:20 pm

I am trully stunned and amazed on the geat quality of prints. there are so many stories being told just at looking at there faces. I actually have a world war 1 camera and can't help but feel in that time the power of these prints.

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#4 Post by patMG07 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:30 pm

Wonderful photographs Brian. I can't help wondering how many of those men were cut down later in the war and long before their time.

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#5 Post by Charlotte's Treat » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:57 pm

Wonderful photos.....excellent !

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#6 Post by elainejb » Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:05 pm

Boy oh boy Brian, what truly amazing photos, thanks for sharing these with us.
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#7 Post by dukestreet » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:31 pm

Brian were these photos taken by a Frenchman named Albert Khan? I think I have seen them before somewhere, they are truly fascinating.

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#8 Post by Brian » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:31 am

dukestreet wrote:Brian were these photos taken by a Frenchman named Albert Khan? I think I have seen them before somewhere, they are truly fascinating.
I have no idea where I got them from, but once you mentioned Albert Khan I did a quick search and found this

http://www.worldwaronecolorphotos.com/

This site has many pictures, including the ones shown here although I know I did not get them from this site, I will include the link so as anybody that is interested can go and view the hundreds of photos that are there. :D

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#9 Post by patMG07 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:10 pm

Brian wrote:
dukestreet wrote:Brian were these photos taken by a Frenchman named Albert Khan? I think I have seen them before somewhere, they are truly fascinating.
I have no idea where I got them from, but once you mentioned Albert Khan I did a quick search and found this

http://www.worldwaronecolorphotos.com/

This site has many pictures, including the ones shown here although I know I did not get them from this site, I will include the link so as anybody that is interested can go and view the hundreds of photos that are there. :D
Fascinating site that Brian although rather sad too.

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#10 Post by Brian » Tue May 11, 2010 12:39 pm

I was emailed a couple more from that collection.

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#11 Post by Dragonfly » Tue May 11, 2010 1:52 pm

Amazing photos, far more striking in colour.

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#12 Post by Donaghaguy » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:21 pm

Brian great photograph's of a really horrible event in our worlds history. My wife had an uncle killed in that war on the 1st July 1916, he was just 19 years old and is buried in the Connaught 2 Cemetary. The photo of the outdoor barber caught my eye, lice was a big problem in the trenches for all the armies so shaving the hair off seemed to be the solution.
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#13 Post by northbrook » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:38 pm

I don`t know how I missed these, superb set Brian. thanks for posting .................................

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