Photograph of colonial troops from the French Congo

Description

This photograph shows colonial troops from the French Congo landing in the harbour of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. Known as 'La Force Noire' ('The Black Force') by General Charles Mangin, French inspector general of colonial troops, these African men were relied on by the French army in all the major battles of the war.

Full title:
'Men from Congo'
Published:
13 June, 1917
Format:
Photograph
Usage terms
Public Domain