French soldiers ambush with a machine gun

Description

The first months of the war were characterised by the inhibitory effect of heavy fire on troop mobility. This photograph shows one of the innovations of the second half of the war, the French Chauchat. It allowed the infantry to keep moving and firing during attacks.

Full title:
French soldiers ambush with a machine gun
Created:
1916-1918
Format:
Photograph
Usage terms:
Public Domain