High prices in Paris



The rise of military expenditure during the war led to the depreciation of currency, and subsequently to spiralling inflation. Daily life in cities, as for the elderly man in this photo in Paris, became difficult due to the increased cost of living.


Le gonflement de la masse monétaire pour faire face aux dépenses d’arment se traduisit par une forte inflation. Au fur et à mesure que le conflit s’installe dans la durée, la vie quotidienne des populations civiles devient de plus en plus difficile, notamment dans les grandes villes.

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High prices in Paris
August, 1918
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