French Officers at luncheon in the field (LOC)

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    Bain News Service,, publisher.

    French Officers at luncheon in the field

    [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 eating and drinking wine in a field probably during 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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    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):

    Call Number: LC-B2- 3188-2

    1. rjones0856 43 months ago | reply

      Note the wine bottle. The French Army still packs wine in their field rations, or at least they did as recently as 1992. (Needless to say, they weren't interested in swapping for MREs.)

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