Vintage Saturday: Lined up on the Somme

French and British troops on the Somme, 1918
French and British troops on the Somme, 1918

Actions of the Somme Crossings. Men of the 20th British Division and the 22nd French Division in hastily dug rifle pits covering a road, Nesle sector, 25th March 1918.

 

the Frenchman in the foreground has a Modele 1892 Mosqueton, and the British man behind him has a No1 MkIII* SMLE. The machien gun in the back is a Hotchkiss 1914.

Original Source : IWM – Catalogue number: Q 10809; Colorized by Histoire de Couleurs Facebook Group.