THE FIRST WORLD WAR

About 40 images of World War I by the Franco-German front. An impressive documentation of the immense tragedy that claimed the lives of tens of millions of people. The lives of the soldiers at the front is unbelievably documented by images taken from the stereo positive plates printed on cotton paper with carbon pigment ink. The living conditions of those who fought to the limit of human endurance for survival, obeying the laws imposed by the military hierarchy that also came to execute those who was dismissed from his fight duties. Some very crude pictures highlighting poor human remains torn by explosions, rotten horses and men hurled on the trees by the blast of powerful bombs, men who protect themselves from the lethal gas, widely used for the first time on the battlefield. A reflection that arises spontaneously on a topic that has ravaged humanity and that continues to devastate it even today, as yesterday: war!

 Horse body on a tree. Argonne, 1915 - © Carlo SaccoGas danger. Argonne, 1915 - © Carlo SaccoDead soldier on a tree. Avocourt, 1915 - © Carlo SaccoCourcelles, 1918 - © Carlo SaccoVerdun under gas attack, 1916 - © Carlo SaccoConquered trench. Souain, 1915 - © Carlo SaccoDead body of a german soldier, 1916 - © Carlo SaccoHuman relics. Verdun, 1916 - © Carlo SaccoReady for gas attack - © Carlo SaccoA shot starting by a 120 long gun, 1916 - © Carlo SaccoAssault. Mt. Des Singes - © Carlo SaccoBarber's shop, 1916 - © Carlo SaccoBeau Selour. Buried Alive, 1915 - © Carlo SaccoBertha, 1912 - © Carlo SaccoBombed railways. Montdidier - © Carlo SaccoCholera - © Carlo SaccoConquest of Courcelles - © Carlo SaccoCrowd at open air military wc - © Carlo SaccoDead body inside his tank. Grand Rozoy (Aisne) 1915 - © Carlo SaccoDecoration at Verdun, 1916 - © Carlo SaccoDeserters. Tracy Le Val - © Carlo SaccoDown of German aeroplain. Pilot is died - © Carlo SaccoDuring full attack. Souain, 1915 - © Carlo SaccoFilling chariots following the army, 1915 - © Carlo SaccoFirst aid to a shooted soldier, 1918 - © Carlo SaccoGerman Guns captured on Champagne, 1916 - © Carlo SaccoHearing place, 1915 - © Carlo SaccoHuman relics, Year unknown - © Carlo SaccoMaison de Champagne. Gas warning, 1915 - © Carlo SaccoMass graves. Eparges, 1915 - © Carlo SaccoOn the front. King Albert and Poincar - © Carlo SaccoRefilling during full attack - © Carlo SaccoCaptured soldiers buring dead bodies. Somme, 1918 - © Carlo SaccoTransport of a wounded soldier. Chemin des Dames - © Carlo SaccoVerdun, 1916 - © Carlo SaccoWar in the Somme. Journalist filming one dead body, 1916 - © Carlo SaccoClemenceau and his son at Maurepas, 1915 - © Carlo Sacco
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