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German locomotive in the Somme damaged by French shells, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

German locomotive in the Somme damaged by French shells, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service


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German locomotive in the Somme damaged by French shells, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

German locomotive in the Somme damaged by French shells, between c1915 and c1920. A soldier standing next to a German locomotive which was damaged by French shells in the Somme, France during World War I

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1914 Bomb Damage Damage Damaged Destroyed French Soldier Guarding Locomotive Somme Picardy France Train Bain George Graham Bain News Service George Graham Bain Press Photography


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This powerful image captures the devastation of war as a German locomotive in the Somme lies damaged by French shells between 1915 and 1920. A lone soldier stands guard next to the twisted metal, a stark reminder of the destruction wrought by conflict. The photograph, taken by George Graham Bain for Bain News Service, conveys the somber atmosphere of World War I. The soldier's uniform and weary expression speak volumes about the toll that war takes on those who serve. The contrast between the pristine railway tracks and the mangled train engine is striking, highlighting the sudden brutality of battle. The intricate details captured in this image provide a glimpse into history, allowing us to reflect on the sacrifices made during this tumultuous time. As we gaze upon this scene from over a century ago, we are reminded of the resilience and courage displayed by those who fought in World War I. This photograph serves as a poignant tribute to all those who were affected by this global conflict, urging us never to forget their stories.

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