French soldier killed in 1914, found in 1916! Incredible
The remains of a French soldier who died at the very beginning of the First World War. He was discovered only in 1916, after which this autochromic picture was taken.
In the photo you can see that only a skeleton was left from the soldier. All the ammunition, the bowler hat and the flask are on the belt. There are also the remains of his uniform.
In the right part of the photo we see the Lebel rifle which has already managed to rust over time. The French army was armed with this rifle from 1886 until the outbreak of World War I.
1886 rifle, Lebel’s rifle (Fusil Modèle 1886 dit “Fusil Lebel”) – French store rifle, which the first in the world adopted into service a model of rifled weapons under a cartridge with smokeless powder.
An example of uniform and equipment of a French soldier of the first world war.
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