French troops drinking water on march (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1910

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

French troops drinking water on march

[between ca. 1914 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photograph shows French soldiers during early days of World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

World War, 1914-1918.

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 3212-3


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 29/Jul/2011 17:41:20

    An interesting old picture and I suppose tha it WAS water!

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    Kilted Cowboy

    • 31/Jul/2011 02:24:21

    they needed it in the hot August of 1914 when they were on forced marches of over 30 miles a day in some cases, and sometimes for multiple days. The German advance was swift and they marched beyond endurance as well, trying to keep the French from being able to organize a line of resistance.