Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Saint-Chamond Tank 62668

The Saint-Chamond Tank No. 62668 after it was captured by the Germans during battle of Méry. A faint silhouette of a caiman can be seen on the front side. This was the name given to the tank group AS 38 by its commander Captain Rime-Bruneau.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Colonel and the Trumpets

The collar tabs on the Colonel are a bit fuzzy but it looks like he is with the 47th Artillery Regiment. It looks like he was awarded the Croix de Guerre and possibly the Légion d'honneur.

Monday, July 29, 2013

French Parade

A group of French soldiers with regimental flags getting ready for a parade or ceremony on what looks to be the steps of the Pantheon.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Warneton, Belgium

A group of German soldiers in the rubble of a bombed building in Warneton, Belgium. Two of them stand out with their steel helmets and body armor.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Walter Kirby

An obituary for Walter Kirby of Lebanon, Ohio listed him as a Sergeant with the 29th Aero Squadron.  He died at Camp Knox on April 30, 1919 at the age of 23. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

F. H. Jones

F. H. Jones in Oullins France. Being that this is a suburb of Lyon it would put him well behind the front line.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A. F. Rosko

Here is a card of an American soldier addressed to a Canadian soldier in France. For many American soldiers English was not their first language.