scrapironflotilla: “ A French gunner of the 53rd Infantry Regiment (Tenth Army) with his Chauchat machine gun in the Somme area, 25 August 1916. ”
As countries caught up in the war sent soldiers to the front lines, they also built support behind the lines and at home, with women taking many roles. As villages became battlefields, refugees were scattered across Europe.
German machine-gun nest and dead gunner at Villers Devy Dun Sassey, France, on November 4, 1918 – one week before the end of the war.