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

Monday, December 19, 2016

A Dozen Images I Intended to Use in 2016 But Never Did for Some Reason

Collage at the New Verdun Memorial

Detail at the Belleau Wood (Aisne-Marne) Memorial

From the Editorial Staff

German Marine Corps Poster

The Crucifix at Crucifix Corner, Somme Battlefield


"Wire" by Paul Nash

Marker Where Quentin Roosevelt Died, Chamery, France

Scientific American Concept of a Tank That Didn't Quite Grasp the Turret

Centennial Poster

French Outpost Overlooking the Woëvre Plain

French Photo in a German Magazine

Action at Jutland from Tony Langley's Collection


  1. Some of those are gorgeous.
    All are interesting.

  2. Thanks for sharing these gems. I especially like The Wire, a stark and very moving image.

  3. Neat pics - wonder how the German caption on the photo of the Frenchman in the German magazine translates to English?

  4. These are really wonderful images. Thanks for sharing>

  5. I was unaware that Germany had a Marine Corps. Was it a separate service like ours or more like the British Naval Division?

  6. Doug: French trench lookout with protective shield.

    David: In German, "Marine" means "navy."