WW1 French Army Infantryman, 137th Ligne Set Of Three Portrait Photos

WW1 French Army Infantryman, 137th Ligne Set Of Three Portrait Photos

Code: 18535

£20.00 Approx $25.32, €23.34, £20
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For sale is a WW1 French Army Infantryman, 137th Ligne Set Of Three Portrait Photographs. The photograph shows clear insignia of the French soldiers helmet and uniform. This would make an excellent addition to a ww1 French collection. 

 
About the 21st Infantry Division (France):
 
During World War I, the division was composed of the 64th, 93rd and 137th Infantry Regiments, the 97th Territorial Infantry Regiment, and the 65th Infantry Regiment (until November 1917). It was originally part of the French 11th Corps (CA).
 
The division fought in the Battle of the Ardennes, the Meuse, First Marne, First Aisne, Second Battle of Champagne, Verdun, Second and Third Aisne and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. It was involved in some of the worst fighting at Verdun in June 1916, with officers reporting several units had formulated protests at being sent back into the battle. Following the disastrous opening of the Nivelle Offensive in April 1917, on 3 May the division refused orders to advance; two days later, after the ringleaders had been removed, it went into the line and suffered severe casualties, sparking the unrest that led to the French Army Mutinies.
 
This will be sent via 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.