Les Trois Ans [The Three Ages (of French Soldiery)]
image: Three French soldiers illustrate the development of the infantry uniform over three years. A central figure of a
poilu in uniform of horizon blue in full kit of 1916 stands, legs apart, his head turned to the left facing a comrade of the previous year
(1915) and shaking his hand. The latter stands with his back towards the viewer, his rifle slung across his back, his left hand holding his
kit. To the right of the composition and seated under a tree is a soldier of 1914 wearing a red kepi, dark blue greatcoat and red trousers.
He grasps the left hand of the central figure with both his own. He is smoking a pipe. In the background of a verdant French countryside a
marching column emerges.