Battlefield at Etrepilly, Marne

Description

English

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.

French

Cette photographie a été prise en septembre 1914 au cours de la contre-offensive française de la Marne près du village d’Etrepilly. Tout autant que la violence des combats, elle témoigne du chant du cygne de la cavalerie face à la puissance de feu de l’artillerie.

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