Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, January 27, 2014

Out of the Ordinary: Images from the Collection of Tony Langley

For the last decade I have been most fortunate to have Tony Langley of Antwerp, Belgium, as a contributing editor to all of my publications. Today we are sharing a selection of the interesting images he has sent us from his vast collection.

Hungarian Troops — Eastern Front

Advertisements with Soldiers Selling the Product
L: British Chocolate; R: German Cognac

L: A Hero from the Fighting Along the Chemin des Dames; R: Hessian Soldier with Gas Mask and Steel Helmet by Ernst Vollbehr

Ernst Vollbehr was born in Kiel in 1876 and studied painting at various academies in Germany. A born traveler, Vollbehr painted scenes during his many prewar journeys to such countries as Albania, Brazil, German West Africa, Cameroon, and Togoland. After the war he continued painting in what where then faraway and exotic lands such as India, Ceylon, Indonesia, Hawaii, California, and many others.

Enfants en Marche
From La France Illustree, No. 2201, 1917

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