Black and white glass lantern slides showing war damage in France during the First World War, the effect of the war upon French civilians and the French Army on the Western Front. The latter coverage includes Chasseur d'Alpin in the Vosges during 1916: troops on the march, skiing, transport, camps, machine gun teams and a trench mortar. The Battle of Verdun is also well covered with images showing Forts Douaumont and Vaux, Fort Thiaumont from the air, French infantry in the trenches, heavy artillery and medical services. Other military scenes include French troops moving through Noyon in 1917, German prisonersand an artillery bombardment during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. There are also portrait images of Generals Castenaux, Magnin and Nivelle. A number of the slides show war damage to French cities, towns and villages including: Arras, Bray St Christophe, Flavy le Marel, Jussy, Loos, Peronne (Hotel de Ville), Reims (cathedral), Souchez, Tergnier and Tugny. Other images cover refugees, children, war workers and Boy Scouts practicing casualty evacuation.