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Unseen First World War Photographs

Article about: Wonderful photos,,,,"boring"?? Pearls before swine I guess. These are obviously the glass plate negatives from a local professional photographer. I would imagine that most of these

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    A treasure trove of First World War photographs was discovered recently in France. Published here for the first time, they show British soldiers on their way to the Somme. But who took them? And who were these Tommies marching off to die?

    Independent Magazine

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    Very cool! Thanks for posting this info.....great shots and an interesting article!

    Rob

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    The photos I see are boring. They are no more than portraits of a few men.

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    Yes...no combat pics....but I love to see all the different types of uniform in wear. Those soldiers using fur are very interesting! Cool to see how different each regt. was....

    Rob

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    Thanks, I enjoyed seeing these. I too like the uniform details which can be seen.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    The photos I see are boring. They are no more than portraits of a few men.
    Nice comment !! Within a few months of these photos being taken most of these men will have perished in the Battle of the Somme which if you read the accompanying article cost 1,000,000 casualties

    These are not " boring " photos , to the researcher of the First World War they photos provide a tremendous insight into uniforms, badges etc and a look into the eyes of a lost generation of British and French soldiers.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Superb photo's of the Great War. Those portrait shots give a lot of insight to the men involved in this terrible conflict. The use of fur incorporated into the uniforms was fantastic. I've never seen that before. Thanks for the link.

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    Hi Paul


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    These are not " boring " photos , to the researcher of the First World War they photos provide a tremendous insight into uniforms, badges etc and a look into the eyes of a lost generation of British and French soldiers.
    Your absolutely right, I almost fell out of my chair when I read that comment...

    Thx to the OP for posting this link.


    Greetz

    Nick VR

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    It seems the publication of that first set in The Independent newspaper has led to a second batch being collated.

    The full story and another sixty pictures can be seen here.

    This is my favourite. It's a great pose, I wonder what happened to him?
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    stewfoxy, great photos...boring ! ( i found it most informative, and I bat for the otherside !).....Paul E put it into context, thanks for bringing to our attention.

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