Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Color Photographs of World War I 

Veterans Day first celebrated the signing of the armistice ending World War I on November 11, 1918. It has continued to be observed around the world as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, and under other names, among the nation that fought in the War.

The Great War is a remote black-and-white war to us, basically. But rare color photographs present the humanity of it.

Gallery of French photos ... A YouTube slide show ... More pictures, both color and not (including this color slideshow, click on the first picture).