This wonderful image is from a Facebook page, the image is called "Un Recrute Francais Parmi Les Poilus" (A French Recruit Amongst the Poilus) is by J. Simont and was drawn in 1916. A very good representation of a new boy probably being baited by the old hands.
|Reenactors, showing a realistic mix of uniforms and equipment|
|From the blog "Analogue Hobbies" a poilu in the mud|
|This 28mm figure is from "Forgotten and Glorious"|
Unfortunately I don't know the name of the painter but this is very well done.
|Verdun, summer 1916, going to the trenches, a fantassin flanked by two artillermen|
|Verdun, summer 1916, returning from the lines. A very damp looking, tired squad. Note the mix of equipment, the man front line second right has chauchat cartridge magazine packs.|
|No doubt, they will be anticipating something from one of these, a cuisine roulante. This restored cuisine was on the Facebook page of Fort de Seclin.|