Trenches on the Italian Front



This photograph was taken in May 1918 at the Italian Front. With the end of the war of movement by October 1914, all the fighting nations dug trenches to protect infantry from artillery and machine gun fire. The soldiers shown here are equipped with standard French equipment: the Lebel rifle and Adrian helmet, both issued in 1915.


Les tranchées (ici un exemple pris sur le front italien) demeurent emblématiques de la Première Guerre mondiale. Ce type de fortification de campagne s’est imposé afin de protéger l’infanterie du feu de l’artillerie et des mitrailleuses. Les fantassins ici photographiés portent l’équipement standard en vigueur dans l’armée française : le fusil d’infanterie Lebel et le casque Adrian adopté en 1915.

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Trenches on the Italian Front
May, 1918
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