Ole Larson's Folks

No close family anniversaries. On this date in 1914, in the early days of World War I, Germany invaded France, setting off four years of bloody, slow-moving, indecisive trench warfare. It was not over yet in 1918, when granduncle Smith Larson saw combat in the Battle of St. Mihiel. Top photo: Machine gun company, French Army.

"Capture of the German Tranches at Neuve-Chapelle" by Charles Mills Sheldon

“Capture of the German Trenches at Neuve-Chapelle” by Charles Mills Sheldon

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