WWI, 1918. A surrender "scarecrow' dressed in German trench coat, helmet, and gas mask holding a white flag, The photograph was taken in Virton, Belgium on December 2, 1918 almost a month after the war ended.
French officers of the 370th Infantry Regiment pose in the ruins after a German attack at the Chemin des Dames near Reims in 1917. They have a bicycle and the flag of the 370th Infantry Regiment. The region was one of the worst battle grounds on the Western Front during World War I.
A beautiful picture: French troops assaulting enemy line carrying the flag of their regiment. The decorum used by French troops was realy old fashioned. Flags and bugles were common when German troops didn’t use it anymore. WW I