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Western front (25)

At a height of 150 meters above the fighting line, a French photographer was able to capture a photograph of French troops on the Somme Front, launching an attack on the Germans, ca. 1916. The smoke may have been deployed intentionally, as a screening device to mask the advance.

Photo Credit: Bibliotheque nationale de France / National Library of Scotland / National Archives