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WW1: soldier in the trenches posing near 'Fiat Lux', a spotlicht, Arras ca. 1915

Image of WW1: soldier in the trenches posing near 'Fiat Lux', a spotlicht, Arras ca. 1915

This silver gelatine print shows a French soldier in the European trenches. A sign above his head reads "Fiat Lux". He is the operator of the large spotlicht visible at the left. Even the cables are visible. Rare topic.

At the back in pencil: "Projecteur de tranchée, près de Berles au Bois (P de C) Juin 1915" A place in the arrondissement of Arras.

Print is mounted on the original cardboard. Signs of wear. The fingerprints are probably from the photographer.

print ca. 12,50 x 17,50 cm
cardboard ca. 18 x 23

dated June 1915