Battlefield at Etrepilly, Marne

Description

This photograph was taken in September 1914 during the French counter-offensive known as the Battle of the Marne. The dead soldiers and horses seen here belong to a French cavalry corps and are the symbol of the end of an era: the blaze of glory of cavalry and the rise of artillery in the battlefield.

Full title:
Battlefield at Etrepilly, Marne
Published:
September, 1914
Format:
Photograph
Held by:
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Usage terms:
Public Domain