French Army Ww1

  • French Military Rifles 1886 – 1956 - Carbines for Collectors

    French Military Rifles 1886 – 1956 By Cliff Carlisle. ... By the end of WW1 France was aware that their 8mm Lebel cartridge was far behind the times. Its large rim & double tapered body made it very difficult to design a modern machine gun to use it. Consequently, in 1920 development work was started on a modern rimless round.

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  • When the United States Army Went to War Armed with French ...

    Jan 16, 2017· 9 Replies to “When the United States Army Went to War Armed with French Weapons” Kirk Stant says: January 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm. You are leaving out the role France had in equipping and training the US’s military aviation during WW1 – from the Lafayette Escadrille, to training, and finally equipping most of the US Air Corps in combat ...

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  • World War I: Remembering the French soldiers who fought in ...

    Jun 29, 2016· World War I: Remembering the French soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Somme. A hundred years ago on July 1, 1916, British and French forces launched an offensive on Germany’s army in the ...

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  • World War I - Killed, wounded, and missing | Britannica

    World War I - World War I - Killed, wounded, and missing: The casualties suffered by the participants in World War I dwarfed those of previous wars: some 8,500,000 soldiers died as a result of wounds and/or disease. The greatest number of casualties and wounds were inflicted by artillery, followed by small arms, and then by poison gas. The bayonet, which was relied on by the prewar French Army ...

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  • France - World War I | Britannica

    France - France - World War I: Before a change in policy could be imposed, however, a new crisis in the Balkans threatened a general war. The assassination of the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo (now in Bosnia and …

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  • France pressured to remember WW1 soldiers executed for ...

    Oct 01, 2013· The report, by the historian Antoine Prost, part of a scientific team preparing the French centenary, said that about 600-650 men were shot in France for issues relating to military …

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  • French Army | WW1 Revisited

    Posts about French Army written by ww1centenary. The First World War trenches at Main des Massiges have featured several times on this site recently and understandably so as they are among the most impressive anywhere on the Western Front.

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  • Uniforms of World War One: The Clothing That Made the Men ...

    Jul 05, 2016· Some do it frequently) for French civilians to buy French army RCIR to eat at home or in camping. They are quite expensive but represent a complete day (breakfast, snack, lunch, tea time, snack, diner, second diner and again another snack) and are worth 2500 Kcal. per day + snacks (worth a total of about 1000 Kcal.).

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  • French Army WW1 1914-1915 – EWM - Early War Miniatures

    French Army WW1 1914-1915. The Glorious French Army of 1914, in all its splendor. Used up to mid 1915 when uniform changes became more widespread. We cover Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery including mobile Machine gun carts.

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  • Strengths and Losses of the French Army - 151ril

    The Second Champagne Offensive would last only 11 days, during which time the French army suffered a further 190,000 casualties and gained only 2 to 4 km of ground. 13 In 1916, the 11 month Battle of Verdun would cost the French roughly 375,000; the 6 month Battle of the Somme, 200,000. In two weeks on the Chemin-des-Dames in 1917, they would ...

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  • War Finance (France) | International Encyclopedia of the ...

    War finance on the eve of WW1 ↑ In 1913, the French state was heavily indebted, over 33 billion French francs (FF), a debt accumulated for a great part to prepare for colonial and continental war or to pay for defeat. To be sure, the cost of this debt was limited due to the huge amount of French savings and the general trust towards French ...

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  • French Army and the First World War - Spartacus Educational

    French Army and the First World War In January 1914 the French Army had 47 divisions (777,000 French and 46,000 colonial troops) in 21 regional corps, with attached cavalry and field-artillery units. Most these troops were deployed inside France with the bulk along the eastern frontier as part of Plan 17.

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  • World War One Soldiers’ Loadouts – Forgotten Weapons

    Jul 05, 2016· Some do it frequently) for French civilians to buy French army RCIR to eat at home or in camping. They are quite expensive but represent a complete day (breakfast, snack, lunch, tea time, snack, diner, second diner and again another snack) and are worth 2500 Kcal. per day + snacks (worth a total of about 1000 Kcal.).

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  • France’s military brothels: Hidden history of the First ...

    Dec 12, 2014· Soon, the military doctors became concerned and during the summer of 1915, the French army began taking measures to stop the scourge, setting up clinics to treat infected men.

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  • Mutiny in the French Army - History Learning Site

    Mar 31, 2015· One major difference between what happened in the French Army and the Russian Army was the treatment of officers. When soldiers of the 74 th Regiment were ordered forward on June 5 th 1917, 300 met and passed a resolution that “we shall not move back to the trenches”. They decided to march to the nearest villages to rally support but found their way …

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  • Shocking photos hidden for 70 years in a biscuit tin show ...

    Oct 29, 2018· Shocking photos hidden for 70 years in a biscuit tin show British troops visiting the brothels of WW1 France. ... Many were innocent pictures of army …

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  • French Military Records Relating to World War I

    5/1916 - 4/1/1940. Date Note: Although this series was created circa 1918, it contains a few records dating from May 1916. Other Title (s): French Files French Military Records Relating to World War I, 1917-19. Arrangement: Arranged numerically by file number, and thereunder chronologically by date.

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  • France - Poor Richards' British Gun Shop - Historical ...

    WW1 French Army Rifle Grease/Shoe Polish Cannister. M120: This is a genuine French Army tinned steel cannister with two compartments. It has hinged lids on both sides. It was issued to all French soldiers to hold rifle grease and boot polish, but sometimes they were used to hold personal items or lucifers [wooden matches] while in the muddy ...

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  • French tanks and armor of the Great War

    On the French side, Colonel Estienne, a renowned military engineer and successful gunnery officer, studied in 1914 the idea of an “armored transport” able to carry troops through no man’s land. After some trials in Great Britain, he saw the new Holt tractor (largely in use for towing artillery) as an opportunity to develop his ideas.

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  • Armies 1914 - Spartacus Educational

    Countries in First World War. Standing Armies & Reserves in August 1914. Mobilised. Forces in. 1914-18. Russia: 5,971,000. 12,000,000: France: 4,017,000. 8,410,000 ...

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  • The French Army in 1914 - Owlcation

    Apr 06, 2018· The French army recruited a proportion of the population that approached a near universality of its male citizens, Moltke noting that 82% were entering into the conscripts in the years leading up to WW1, while the respective German figure was 52-54%.France's population was smaller and growing more slowly than Germany's, meaning that it had a ...

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  • French Army | Great War Photos - WW1 Photos Centenary ...

    Apr 25, 2015· 1914: French Gunners On The Marne. A century ago this week the Battle of the Marne was raging close to Paris as the outcome of the German invasion of French hung in the balance. The ‘miracle of the Marne’ saw an Allied force of British and French troops halt the German Army at the very gates of Paris and it was not only the largest battle of 1914 – with nearly 2.5 million troops involved ...

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  • Military Surplus by Country - French Army - Epic Militaria

    Original French Air Force Ike Jacket - Blue. From £7.95. In stock. Buy Now. Original French Army Ike Jacket - Grey. From £9.95. In stock. Buy Now. Original French M64 Jacket - Olive.

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  • Civilian and Military Power (France) | International ...

    The responsibilities of politicians and military leaders are defined in times of war. The president commands the armed forces, the government - subject to the representatives of the nation - is in charge of conducting the war and the military operations are led by the high command, responsible to the government. In France, however, the First World War disrupted the sharing of responsibilities.

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  • Why did late WW1 French still wear bright blue clothes ...

    Dec 10, 2014· It's because the French army was the first to investigate and test different methods of camouflage in a systematic and scientific manner. The Section de Camouflage was set up in February 1915, expanding to 3000 men by 1917, including many painters and artists.

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