via Montauban & Maricourt Photographs then and now

Adding to the collection of then and now images, I find we have a collection showing German Infantry in occupation of Montauban in 1914-16 and later in 1918.

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Young men doing their duty on the opposite of the Western Front to the Manchester Pals.  The buildings shown in the images were almost entirley demolished in the British bombardment of June 1916.  The dugout remained for the Germans to re-use after the German Spring Offensive of 1918.

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