Ready to use Exhibition

Days of War 1914-1918: photographs from the Excelsior newspaper

61407-5 © Caudrilliers/Excelsior – L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
120 images

Overview of the exhibition

A photographic chronology from the collection of the Excelsior newspaper, most of the pictures are unpublished since their initial publication. Even if reporters are not so close to the fight, the images eloquently testify to the pervasiveness of the conflict in all aspects of French life: the front line, troop transports and the role of foreign and colonial soldiers, but also daily life, work and the war effort, the role of women, material and human destruction, political life and national solidarity.

Roger-Viollet | 615782 | World War I. General mobilization in France. Patriotic rally near the Strasbourg statue. Paris (8th arrondissement), on August 1st, 1914. | © Reporters / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
61276-12 DG
World War I. General mobilization in France. Patriotic rally near the Strasbourg statue. Paris (8th [...]
Roger-Viollet | 264306 | World War I. General mobilization in France. Order for the mobilization of the troops put up in a Parisian barracks. Cropped photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Sunday, August 2nd, 1914. | © Piston / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
61276-16 DG
World War I. General mobilization in France. Order for the mobilization of the troops put up in a [...]
Roger-Viollet | 688400 | World War I. General mobilization in France on August 1st, 1914. Officer carried by the crowd at the Gare de l'Est train station in Paris. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  on Sunday, August 2nd, 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
61276-17 DG
World War I. General mobilization in France on August 1st, 1914. Officer carried by the crowd at [...]
Roger-Viollet | 847082 | World War I. Second day of mobilization in Paris. Plundering a shop of the Swiss company Maggi (suspected of selling poisoned milk), on August 3rd, 1914. | © Reporters / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
61406-1 DG
World War I. Second day of mobilization in Paris. Plundering a shop of the Swiss company Maggi [...]
Roger-Viollet | 853206 | World War I. Fourth day of mobilization in Paris. Crowd examining a map showing the military operations. Paris, on August 5, 1914. | © Ede / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
61406-16 DG
World War I. Fourth day of mobilization in Paris. Crowd examining a map showing the military [...]
Roger-Viollet | 624046 | World War I. Fifth day of mobilization in Paris. Departure of the 5th infantry regiment, one of the oldest regiments of the French army (created in 1558). Soldiers wearing their identification tags. Paris, on August 6, 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
61407-5 DG
World War I. Fifth day of mobilization in Paris. Departure of the 5th infantry regiment, one of the [...]
Roger-Viollet | 495283 | World War I. Eighth day of mobilization in Paris. Mobilized soldiers leaving for the front at the Gare de l'Est train station. Paris (10th arrondissement), on August 9, 1914. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
61408-16 DG
World War I. Eighth day of mobilization in Paris. Mobilized soldiers leaving for the front at the [...]
Roger-Viollet | 717771 | World War I. Eighth day of mobilization in Paris. First regiment of military engineers leaving for the front, going down the Champs-Elysées. Paris (8th arrondissement), on August 9, 1914. | © Reporters / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
61409-7 DG
World War I. Eighth day of mobilization in Paris. First regiment of military engineers leaving for [...]
Roger-Viollet | 617668 | World War I. Thirteenth day of mobilization in Paris. Refreshments for infantrymen leaving for the front at the Champigny-sur-Marne train station (France), on August 14, 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
61436-4 DG
World War I. Thirteenth day of mobilization in Paris. Refreshments for infantrymen leaving for the [...]
Roger-Viollet | 277660 | World War I. Fifteenth day of mobilization in Paris. Requisitioned cars at the Military Academy. Paris (7th arrondissement), on August 16, 1914. | © Ede / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
61436-13 DG
World War I. Fifteenth day of mobilization in Paris. Requisitioned cars at the Military Academy. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 651128 | World War I. Belgian refugees fleeing the German invasion, greeted at the Paris Circus, on August 26, 1914. | © Piston / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70011-54 DG
World War I. Belgian refugees fleeing the German invasion, greeted at the Paris Circus, on August [...]
Roger-Viollet | 796068 | World War I. Train transporting wounded soldiers back from the front. Casualties and their trophies. Champigny-sur-Marne train station (France), late August 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70012-9 DG
World War I. Train transporting wounded soldiers back from the front. Casualties and their [...]
Roger-Viollet | 188658 | World War I. Indian camp in a deserted cemetery. Orleans (France), early November 1914. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Friday November 13, 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70014-16 DG
World War I. Indian camp in a deserted cemetery. Orleans (France), early November 1914. Photograph [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1054800 | World War I. Celebration of the King Albert I of Belgium's name day. Group of Belgian refugee children in front of the  Oeuvre du Vestiaire parisien  charity centre. Paris, on Sunday, November 15, 1914. | © Ede / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70014-35 DG
World War I. Celebration of the King Albert I of Belgium's name day. Group of Belgian refugee [...]
Roger-Viollet | 462121 | World War I. Soldiers from the 8th Senegalese Spahi battalion trying on their shoes before leaving for the front. Talence, near Bordeaux (France), mid-September 1914. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Sunday, November 20, 1914. | © Ede / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70015-20 DG
World War I. Soldiers from the 8th Senegalese Spahi battalion trying on their shoes before leaving [...]
Roger-Viollet | 212026 | World War I. Remains of the German army's withdrawal after the Battles of the Marne: abandoned unexploded shells. La Ferté-Milon (France). Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Tuesday, September 22, 1914. | © Caudrilliers & Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70015-34 DG
World War I. Remains of the German army's withdrawal after the Battles of the Marne: abandoned [...]
Roger-Viollet | 915686 | World War I. The French military engineering forces destroyed many bridges on the river Marne. Railway bridge in Trilport (France), mid-September 1914. | © Caudrilliers & Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70015-55 DG
World War I. The French military engineering forces destroyed many bridges on the river Marne. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 508181 | World War I. After the retreat from the Marne region. Damaged square of the Reims cathedral (France), early October 1914. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70016-31 DG
World War I. After the retreat from the Marne region. Damaged square of the Reims cathedral [...]
Roger-Viollet | 404572 | World War I. After the withdrawal from the Marne near Rheims (France). Family back to their damaged house after a battle. Talus (France), late September - early October 1914. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  on Friday, October 2nd, 1914. | © Ede / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70016-35 DG
World War I. After the withdrawal from the Marne near Rheims (France). Family back to their damaged [...]
Roger-Viollet | 246926 | World War I. Horse killed during the attack of two  Tauben , German monoplanes, that also killed three people and wounded fourteen others. Paris, rue Saint-Antoine, on October 11, 1914. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Monday, October 12, 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70017-29 DG
World War I. Horse killed during the attack of two "Tauben", German monoplanes, that also killed [...]
Roger-Viollet | 722036 | World War I. Distribution of chocolate to soldiers in the first-line trenches. France, November 1914. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  on Wednesday, November 25, 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70038-29 DG
World War I. Distribution of chocolate to soldiers in the first-line trenches. France, November [...]
Roger-Viollet | 193001 | World War I. Cars during the War. Goumiers (Moroccan soldiers in the French army), checking identity papers. France, November 1914. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  on Friday, November 27, 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70038-41 DG
World War I. Cars during the War. Goumiers (Moroccan soldiers in the French army), checking [...]
Roger-Viollet | 225380 | World War I. Art in the trenches, November 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70038-44 DG
World War I. Art in the trenches, November 1914.
Roger-Viollet | 354080 | World War I. Tombs of soldiers killed in action, near the Varreddes battlefield (France). Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Saturday, November 28, 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70038-58 DG
World War I. Tombs of soldiers killed in action, near the Varreddes battlefield (France). [...]
Roger-Viollet | 746807 | World War I. Fifth day of mobilization in Paris. Departure of the 5th line infantry, early August 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70040-22 DG
World War I. Fifth day of mobilization in Paris. Departure of the 5th line infantry, early August [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1036072 | World War I. Third visit of Parisian journalists in Eastern France organized by the Ministry of War, early December 1914. A company of cyclists on reconnaissance. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Tuesday, December 8, 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70040-39 DG
World War I. Third visit of Parisian journalists in Eastern France organized by the Ministry of [...]
Roger-Viollet | 984639 | World War I. Third visit of Parisian journalists in Eastern France organized by the Ministry of War, early December 1914. Camouflaged 120mm gun. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Tuesday, December 8, 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70040-50 DG
World War I. Third visit of Parisian journalists in Eastern France organized by the Ministry of [...]
Roger-Viollet | 311074 | World War I. Departure of the class of 1915. Distribution of tickets in a train station. France, mid December 1914. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Saturday, December 20, 1914. | © Ede / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70041-24 DG
World War I. Departure of the class of 1915. Distribution of tickets in a train station. France, [...]
Roger-Viollet | 502083 | World War I. French soldiers around a 75mm gun in the Argonne region (France), late 1914. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Sunday, January 3rd, 1915. | © Cossira / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70197-6 DG
World War I. French soldiers around a 75mm gun in the Argonne region (France), late 1914. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 781771 | World War I. Hospital of the Blue Cross, English charity helping horses wounded during the war, settled in Serqueux (France), early January 1915. Bandaged horse. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Wednesday January 6, 1915. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70197-20 DG
World War I. Hospital of the Blue Cross, English charity helping horses wounded during the war, [...]
Roger-Viollet | 746543 | World War I. Barbed wire protecting the trenches. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Tuesday January 19, 1915. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70197-42 DG
World War I. Barbed wire protecting the trenches. Photograph published in the newspaper "Excelsior" [...]
Roger-Viollet | 524062 | World War I. Soldiers of the bicycle infantry resting near the front, January 1915. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Thurdsay January 28, 1915. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70198-13 DG
World War I. Soldiers of the bicycle infantry resting near the front, January 1915. Photograph [...]
Roger-Viollet | 544951 | World War I. The dog of an autocannon, near the front, late January 1915. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70198-28 DG
World War I. The dog of an autocannon, near the front, late January 1915.
Roger-Viollet | 603275 | World War I. Field kitchen in a basement, in a village totally devastated by the German army. Suippes (France), early February 1915. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Saturday, February 27, 1915. | © Piston / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70199-28 DG
World War I. Field kitchen in a basement, in a village totally devastated by the German army. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 563624 | World War I. Planes going on reconnaissance, early February 1915. | © Piston / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70199-37 DG
World War I. Planes going on reconnaissance, early February 1915.
Roger-Viollet | 195563 | World War I. The  Day of the 75mm field gun in Paris . Charity initiated by the Touring-Club de France and supported by the President of the French Republic, in order to collect and send to soldiers millions of things needed for their health, well-being and mood. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Monday February 8, 1915. | © Reporters / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70199-51 DG
World War I. The "Day of the 75mm field gun in Paris". Charity initiated by the Touring-Club de [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1018833 | World War I. Captive balloon, early March 1915. | © Piston / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70200-59 DG
World War I. Captive balloon, early March 1915.
Roger-Viollet | 932876 | World War I. Artilleryman resting, mending his socks. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Monday March 1st, 1915. | © Cossira / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70201-8 DG
World War I. Artilleryman resting, mending his socks. Photograph published in the newspaper [...]
Roger-Viollet | 185681 | World War I. Exhibition of war trophies in the courtyard of the Invalides: German cannons and Taube airplanes. Paris, on February 28, 1915. | © Piston / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70201-10 DG
World War I. Exhibition of war trophies in the courtyard of the Invalides: German cannons and Taube [...]
Roger-Viollet | 630088 | World War I. A Japanese ambulance in Paris. Mission of the Japanese Red Cross settled in a grand hotel on the Champs-Elysées, early March 1915. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Sunday, March 14, 1915. | © Ede / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70201-46 DG
World War I. A Japanese ambulance in Paris. Mission of the Japanese Red Cross settled in a grand [...]
Roger-Viollet | 796026 | World War I. Observation post of the artillery, close to the German army. This officer passes on information helping the battery. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Thursday April 29, 1915. | © Cossira / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70549-30 DG
World War I. Observation post of the artillery, close to the German army. This officer passes on [...]
Roger-Viollet | 328524 | World War I. Soldiers defending a house at the front. France, early May 1915. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70549-56 DG
World War I. Soldiers defending a house at the front. France, early May 1915.
Roger-Viollet | 187184 | World War I. Soldiers reading the newspapers on the front, late May 1915. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Sunday May 30, 1915. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70551-12 DG
World War I. Soldiers reading the newspapers on the front, late May 1915. Photograph published in [...]
Roger-Viollet | 559928 | World War I. Presentation of 90 English ambulance cars given to France. Inspection by Raymond Poincaré (1860-1934), French statesman. Paris, courtyard of the Invalides, on July 20, 1915. | © Piston / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70552-39 DG
World War I. Presentation of 90 English ambulance cars given to France. Inspection by Raymond [...]
Roger-Viollet | 509085 | World War I. Heavy artillery: loading of a Rimailho 155mm gun. Paris, late August 1915. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Monday, August 23, 1915. | © Cossira / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70553-34 DG
World War I. Heavy artillery: loading of a Rimailho 155mm gun. Paris, late August 1915. Photograph [...]
Roger-Viollet | 720061 | World War I. Parade of the French and Belgian volunteer women's corps during the commemoration for the victory of the Marne. Meaux (France), on September 5, 1915. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70553-53 DG
World War I. Parade of the French and Belgian volunteer women's corps during the commemoration for [...]
Roger-Viollet | 950400 | World War I. Young girls cleaning used cartridges in an ammunition factory. Le Havre (France), mid-September 1915. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70554-51 DG
World War I. Young girls cleaning used cartridges in an ammunition factory. Le Havre (France), [...]
Roger-Viollet | 257162 | World War I. Workers checking shells in an ammunition factory. Champagne-sur-Seine (France), mid-September 1915. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Saturday, September 25, 1915. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70554-57 DG
World War I. Workers checking shells in an ammunition factory. Champagne-sur-Seine (France), [...]
Roger-Viollet | 512324 | World War I. Naval fusiliers back from the front, heading to the Olympia music hall to attend a gala performance given in their honour. Paris (4th arrondissement), on December 8, 1915. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70556-40 DG
World War I. Naval fusiliers back from the front, heading to the Olympia music hall to attend a [...]
Roger-Viollet | 860780 | World War I. Maurice Barrès (1862-1923), French writer and politician, at the Disabled School. Paris (12th arrondissement), Quai de la Rapée, early December 1915. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
70556-44 DG
World War I. Maurice Barrès (1862-1923), French writer and politician, at the Disabled School. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 192497 | World War I. Dragoons distributing supplies to German prisoners. France, 1915. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Sunday, October 3rd, 1914. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
71766-18 DG
World War I. Dragoons distributing supplies to German prisoners. France, 1915. Photograph published [...]
Roger-Viollet | 237283 | World War I. The  Journée du Poilu , fund-raising day for the French soldiers. Paris, on December 25, 1916. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior , on December 26, 1915. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
71767-26 DG
World War I. The "Journée du Poilu", fund-raising day for the French soldiers. Paris, on December [...]
Roger-Viollet | 369594 | World War I. Daylight saving time in France, during the night of June 14-15, 1916. French soldier on leave looking at his watch. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior , on June 14, 1916. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
71766-6 DG
World War I. Daylight saving time in France, during the night of June 14-15, 1916. French soldier [...]
Roger-Viollet | 985290 | World War I. Parade of Russian troops arriving in Marseilles (France), on April 21, 1916. Ivan Pavlovich, mascot of a regiment. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Sunday, April 23, 1916. | © Piston / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
71766-26 DG
World War I. Parade of Russian troops arriving in Marseilles (France), on April 21, 1916. Ivan [...]
Roger-Viollet | 294111 | World War I. Disabled ex-servicemen arriving at the ceremony for the presentation of military crosses at the Trocadero. Paris, on February 1st, 1916. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior , on February 2nd, 1916. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
71767-10 DG
World War I. Disabled ex-servicemen arriving at the ceremony for the presentation of military [...]
Roger-Viollet | 336716 | World War I. Health organizations at the Châlons military camp (France). Visit of Justin Godart, French Under-Secretary of State for Health, with a commission of inter-allied delegates. Operating room of the Mont Frenet evacuation hospital. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of April 2nd, 1916. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
71769-33 DG
World War I. Health organizations at the Châlons military camp (France). Visit of Justin Godart, [...]
Roger-Viollet | 991363 | World War I. Workers of a French helmet manufacture, typical war industry. Cutting out the visor. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior , on January 29, 1916. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
71771-9 DG
World War I. Workers of a French helmet manufacture, typical war industry. Cutting out the visor. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 358281 | World War I. Workers of a French helmet manufacture, typical war industry. Soldering. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior , on January 29, 1916. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
71771-11 DG
World War I. Workers of a French helmet manufacture, typical war industry. Soldering. Photograph [...]
Roger-Viollet | 324660 | World War I. Soldiers on leave arriving at the barracks of the  Parrains de Reuilly  charity. Paris, January 1916. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior , on January 23, 1916. | © Piston / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
71771-29 DG
World War I. Soldiers on leave arriving at the barracks of the "Parrains de Reuilly" charity. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 912410 | World War I. Salonika Front (present Thessaloniki, Greece), late 1915. English soldiers putting in a telephone line. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of January 1st, 1916. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
71771-40 DG
World War I. Salonika Front (present Thessaloniki, Greece), late 1915. English soldiers putting in [...]
Roger-Viollet | 745017 | World War I. Macedonian front, late 1915. English trucks transporting stones in Macedonia. (Original caption: column of Serbian soldiers on retreat). Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior , January 11, 1916. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
71771-42 DG
World War I. Macedonian front, late 1915. English trucks transporting stones in Macedonia. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 208424 | World War I. First day of the second loan of the National Defence. Disabled ex-serviceman. France, on October 5, 1916. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Friday, October 6, 1916. | © Reporters / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72108-14 DG
World War I. First day of the second loan of the National Defence. Disabled ex-serviceman. France, [...]
Roger-Viollet | 366446 | World War I. Salonika Front (present Thessaloniki, Greece), late 1915 - early 1916. French ship in the Salonika harbour used as a base for French hydroplanes exploring the enemy's lines. | © Caudrilliers / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
71773-48 DG
World War I. Salonika Front (present Thessaloniki, Greece), late 1915 - early 1916. French ship in [...]
Roger-Viollet | 923695 | World War I. Colonial and foreign workers in war factories. Senegalese workers compressing shells. Region of Lyons (France), mid-September 1916. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Sunday, September 17, 1916. | © Piston / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72108-34 DG
World War I. Colonial and foreign workers in war factories. Senegalese workers compressing shells. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 251643 | World War I. Colonial and foreign workers in war factories. Transport of bars for 75mm field guns. Region of Lyons (France), mid-September 1916. | © Piston / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72110-27 DG
World War I. Colonial and foreign workers in war factories. Transport of bars for 75mm field guns. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1040037 | World War I. The Allied cross-country race at the Auteuil racecourse. Jumping over a stone wall. Paris (16th arrondissement), on October 29, 1916. | © Reporters / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72110-2 DG
World War I. The Allied cross-country race at the Auteuil racecourse. Jumping over a stone wall. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 208814 | World War I. Camille Cousin (1852-1917), French General, presenting a medal to a hero of the Fort de Vaux in the Meuse region (France). Paris, on August 17, 1916. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior , on August 18, 1916. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72109-5 DG
World War I. Camille Cousin (1852-1917), French General, presenting a medal to a hero of the Fort [...]
Roger-Viollet | 862823 | World War I. Bastille Day celebrations. Indian soldiers. Paris, on July 14, 1916. | © Wackernie / Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72110-51 DG
World War I. Bastille Day celebrations. Indian soldiers. Paris, on July 14, 1916.
Roger-Viollet | 1062045 | World War I. German soldier killed in action. Picardy (France), late 1916 - early 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72195-30 DG
World War I. German soldier killed in action. Picardy (France), late 1916 - early 1917.
Roger-Viollet | 673153 | World War I. Bastille Day parade at the place de la Bastille. French soldiers at the July column. Paris, on July 14, 1917. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Sunday, July 15, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72189-20 DG
World War I. Bastille Day parade at the place de la Bastille. French soldiers at the July column. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 648000 | World War I. Arrival of the first US military contingents in Saint-Nazaire (France), late June 1917. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Sunday, July 1st, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72189-23 DG
World War I. Arrival of the first US military contingents in Saint-Nazaire (France), late June [...]
Roger-Viollet | 785923 | World War I. Albert Thomas (1878-1932), Minister of Ammunitions, making a speech at the Renault car manufacture of Billancourt (France), in front of the 23,000 workers, on August 1st, 1917. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Sunday, September 2nd, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72189-59 DG
World War I. Albert Thomas (1878-1932), Minister of Ammunitions, making a speech at the Renault car [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1069102 | World War I. New jobs for women since the beginning of the war: postwoman. Paris, June 1917. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Sunday, June 24, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72189-44 DG
World War I. New jobs for women since the beginning of the war: postwoman. Paris, June 1917. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 209531 | World War I. Man collecting some bark from a plane tree, very useful as a kind of fuel. Paris, late July 1917. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior , on Thursday, August 2nd, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72190-11 DG
World War I. Man collecting some bark from a plane tree, very useful as a kind of fuel. Paris, late [...]
Roger-Viollet | 280833 | World War I. Strikes in Paris about the vote of the English week (rest on Saturday afternoons for the fashion workers), and the expensive life, late May 1917. Apprentice dressmakers having a snack near the labour council. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Wednesday May 30, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72191-34 DG
World War I. Strikes in Paris about the vote of the English week (rest on Saturday afternoons for [...]
Roger-Viollet | 513395 | World War I. Shop of patriotic objects. Paris, boulevard des Italiens, July 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72193-19 DG
World War I. Shop of patriotic objects. Paris, boulevard des Italiens, July 1917.
Roger-Viollet | 1056397 | World War I. Bastille Day parade. Little girl giving a flower to a soldier. Paris, on July 14, 1917. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of Sunday, July 15, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72190-45 DG
World War I. Bastille Day parade. Little girl giving a flower to a soldier. Paris, on July 14, [...]
Roger-Viollet | 879442 | World War I. Australian soldiers. Paris, July 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72193-9 DG
World War I. Australian soldiers. Paris, July 1917.
Roger-Viollet | 1002646 | World War I. Sporting event for women at the Brancion stadium. Miss Brulé, winner of the 80m race and of the jumping championship. Paris, on July 15, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72193-40 DG
World War I. Sporting event for women at the Brancion stadium. Miss Brulé, winner of the 80m race [...]
Roger-Viollet | 838880 | World War I. Ramadan Feast organized by North African workers from the national gunpowder factory in Sevran-Livry (France), on July 22, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72193-35 DG
World War I. Ramadan Feast organized by North African workers from the national gunpowder factory [...]
Roger-Viollet | 676925 | World War I. Swimmer getting prepared before the Swimming across Paris, swimming race taking place between the Pont National and the Pont Mirabeau. Paris, on July 29, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72193-16 DG
World War I. Swimmer getting prepared before the Swimming across Paris, swimming race taking place [...]
Roger-Viollet | 796992 | World War I. Street scene : men having lunch on truck, in front of shop of café and liqueurs. Paris, late May 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72195-8 DG
World War I. Street scene : men having lunch on truck, in front of shop of café and liqueurs. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 590476 | World War I. Testing of Dr Chastaing's air ambulance with an adjusted stretcher, in the presence of Justin Godart. Dr Chastaing placed in the airframe of the plane. Villacoublay (France), on September 26, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72342-6 DG
World War I. Testing of Dr Chastaing's air ambulance with an adjusted stretcher, in the presence of [...]
Roger-Viollet | 200729 | World War I. Strikes in Paris about the vote of the English week (rest on Saturday afternoons for the fashion workers), and the expensive life, late May 1917. Apprentice seamstresses, dressmakers, milliners, corset-makers and furriers at the gate of the Palais-Bourbon. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72197-36 DG
World War I. Strikes in Paris about the vote of the English week (rest on Saturday afternoons for [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1039098 | World War I. German Zeppelin L-49 at its forced landing point after being chased by five planes of the 152th squadron. Bourbonne-les Bains (France), on October 21, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72342-21 DG
World War I. German Zeppelin L-49 at its forced landing point after being chased by five planes of [...]
Roger-Viollet | 280299 | World War I. Man updating a map of the front, given by the newspaper  Excelsior  to the Parisians, boulevard des Italiens. Paris, late August 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72192-51 DG
World War I. Man updating a map of the front, given by the newspaper "Excelsior" to the Parisians, [...]
Roger-Viollet | 623552 | World War I. New jobs for women since the beginning of the war: car driver. Paris, June 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72195-58 DG
World War I. New jobs for women since the beginning of the war: car driver. Paris, June 1917.
Roger-Viollet | 245290 | World War I. Wedding of Georges Roy, French blind and disabled ex-serviceman, and Miss Marguerite Lavenue. France, late October 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72342-26 DG
World War I. Wedding of Georges Roy, French blind and disabled ex-serviceman, and Miss Marguerite [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1084175 | World War I. Former milliners who became chimney sweeps, working on a roof. Paris, late November 1917. Photograph from the collections of the newspaper  Excelsior . | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72343-4 DG
World War I. Former milliners who became chimney sweeps, working on a roof. Paris, late November [...]
Roger-Viollet | 735592 | World War I. Experimentation of new air raid warnings: horn. Paris, on October 16, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72342-16 DG
World War I. Experimentation of new air raid warnings: horn. Paris, on October 16, 1917.
Roger-Viollet | 518713 | World War I. Mrs Maître, nurse at the front, decorated with the Legion of Honour in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior , on September 14, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72343-23 DG
World War I. Mrs Maître, nurse at the front, decorated with the Legion of Honour in the courtyard [...]
Roger-Viollet | 772259 | World War I. Woman picking some deadwood in the forest during a coal shortage. L'Isle-Adam (France), early February 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72690-35 DG
World War I. Woman picking some deadwood in the forest during a coal shortage. L'Isle-Adam [...]
Roger-Viollet | 191153 | World War I. René Besnard (1879-1952), French politician and minister of Colonies, presenting medals to disabled Senegalese soldiers. Colonial palace of Nogent-sur-Seine (France), on September 29, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72342-8 DG
World War I. René Besnard (1879-1952), French politician and minister of Colonies, presenting [...]
Roger-Viollet | 780160 | World War I. English front, March-April 1917. British officers preparing an artillery fire near Bapaume (France). Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior , on March 20, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72696-39 DG
World War I. English front, March-April 1917. British officers preparing an artillery fire near [...]
Roger-Viollet | 855497 | World War I. Group of children playing in the street. Paris, February 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72693-8 DG
World War I. Group of children playing in the street. Paris, February 1917.
Roger-Viollet | 311075 | World War I. Snowmelt in Paris, on March 8, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72694-42 DG
World War I. Snowmelt in Paris, on March 8, 1917.
Roger-Viollet | 982137 | World War I. Plane crashed in the rue d'Alésia. Paris, on April 5, 1917. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior , on April 6, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72695-29 DG
World War I. Plane crashed in the rue d'Alésia. Paris, on April 5, 1917. Photograph published in [...]
Roger-Viollet | 734699 | World War I. Monuments protected from air raids in Paris. The Porte Saint-Denis. Paris, February 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72688-7 DG
World War I. Monuments protected from air raids in Paris. The Porte Saint-Denis. Paris, February [...]
Roger-Viollet | 806620 | World War I. English front, March-April 1917. Launching of an observation balloon. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72696-55 DG
World War I. English front, March-April 1917. Launching of an observation balloon.
Roger-Viollet | 617000 | World War I. English front, March-April 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72697-54 DG
World War I. English front, March-April 1917.
Roger-Viollet | 742461 | World War I. Georges Guynemer (1894-1917), French airman, boarding his plane, two days before his death. Camp of the Belgian Air Force, on September 9, 1917. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
76340-1 DG
World War I. Georges Guynemer (1894-1917), French airman, boarding his plane, two days before his [...]
Roger-Viollet | 831628 | World War I. New attack of the German Gothas over Paris during the night of March 8-9, 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74068-12 DG
World War I. New attack of the German Gothas over Paris during the night of March 8-9, 1918.
Roger-Viollet | 579644 | World War I. Crowd in the basement of  Le Petit Parisien  daily newspaper during an air raid. Paris, on March 23, 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74068-28 DG
World War I. Crowd in the basement of "Le Petit Parisien" daily newspaper during an air raid. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 825558 | World War I. Street scene after an air raid by the German Gothas. Paris, early June 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74146-13 DG
World War I. Street scene after an air raid by the German Gothas. Paris, early June 1918.
Roger-Viollet | 198868 | World War I. Ruins of Ypres (Belgium), early December 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74070-13 DG
World War I. Ruins of Ypres (Belgium), early December 1918.
Roger-Viollet | 356464 | World War I. German spoils of war exhibited at the place de la Concorde. U.S. soldiers observing a  Minenwerfer  (mine launcher). Paris, on October 19, 1918. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  on Sunday, October 20, 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74069-24 DG
World War I. German spoils of war exhibited at the place de la Concorde. U.S. soldiers observing a [...]
Roger-Viollet | 280203 | World War I. German aircraft shot down, February 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74399-30 DG
World War I. German aircraft shot down, February 1918.
Roger-Viollet | 764544 | World War I. Tank exhibited during the Meeting of Invaded Regions at the Colombes stadium (France), on August 4, 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74069-18 DG
World War I. Tank exhibited during the Meeting of Invaded Regions at the Colombes stadium (France), [...]
Roger-Viollet | 815078 | World War I. Inhabitants from the Alsace-Lorraine region and their luggage, returning from Germany, crossing the Kelh bridge on the left bank of the river Rhine. Surroundings of Strasbourg (France), late November 1918. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  on Wednesday, November 27, 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74071-5 DG
World War I. Inhabitants from the Alsace-Lorraine region and their luggage, returning from Germany, [...]
Roger-Viollet | 993944 | World War I. Italian military salute. Paris, August 1918. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of August 24, 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74135-8 DG
World War I. Italian military salute. Paris, August 1918. Photograph published in the newspaper [...]
Roger-Viollet | 758535 | World War I. Medal ceremony during a military parade at the Grand-Palais Paris, on January 24, 1918. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  of January 25, 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74137-11 DG
World War I. Medal ceremony during a military parade at the Grand-Palais Paris, on January 24, [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1089755 | World War I. Celebration for the signature of the armistice. Triumphant welcome given to the allied soldiers. Paris, on November 11, 1918. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  on Tuesday, November 12, 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
72688-4 DG
World War I. Celebration for the signature of the armistice. Triumphant welcome given to the allied [...]
Roger-Viollet | 755120 | World War I. Philippe Pétain (1856-1951), French Marshal, entering in Metz (France), on November 19, 1918. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  on Thursday, November 21, 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74070-31 DG
World War I. Philippe Pétain (1856-1951), French Marshal, entering in Metz (France), on November [...]
Roger-Viollet | 658678 | World War I. Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), French Marshal, in front of the statue of Kléber. Strasbourg (France), on November 27, 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74139-24 DG
World War I. Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), French Marshal, in front of the statue of Kléber. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 589301 | World War I. Crowd at the place de la Concorde, waiting for the arrival of Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), American statesman. Paris (8th arrondissement), on December 14, 1918. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74141-6 DG
World War I. Crowd at the place de la Concorde, waiting for the arrival of Thomas Woodrow Wilson [...]
Roger-Viollet | 831401 | World War I. Demobilized soldiers arriving at the Gare de l'Est train station. Paris (10th arrondissement), on February 1st, 1919. Photograph published in the newspaper  Excelsior  on Sunday, February 2nd, 1919. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
77087-16 DG
World War I. Demobilized soldiers arriving at the Gare de l'Est train station. Paris (10th [...]
Roger-Viollet | 206080 | Signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French Prime Minister, arriving at the historial session. Versailles (France), on June 28 1919. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
74412-7 DG
Signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French Prime Minister, [...]
Roger-Viollet | 646912 | Victory celebrations. Wake around the Cenotaph, under the Arc de Triopmhe. Paris, on July 13, 1919. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
77090-31 DG
Victory celebrations. Wake around the Cenotaph, under the Arc de Triopmhe. Paris, on July 13, 1919.
Roger-Viollet | 934520 | Preparations for the Bastille Day parade, place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville. The first day of Victory. Joseph Joffre (1852-1931), French Marshal, presenting medals to some Poilus. Paris, on July 13, 1919. | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
77090-26 DG
Preparations for the Bastille Day parade, place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville. The first day of Victory. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1073534 | Entombment of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe, place de l'Etoile. Paris (8th arrondissement), on January 28, 1921. Photograph from the collections of the newspaper  Excelsior . | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
80131-1 DG
Entombment of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe, place de l'Etoile. Paris (8th [...]