Extraordinary Color Photos From WWI Few Have Seen
It has been just over 100 years to the day since WWI- one of the bloodiest conflicts in recorded history- came to an end. Millions of soldiers lost their lives on the battlefields, while countless others- be it innocent civilians, rescue workers and doctors- also perished.
But despite the end of WWI occurring nearly 100 years ago, few are aware of these rare colorized photos of the conflict. These breathtaking images offer us further insight into the lives and experiences of the officers and soldiers who shaped the outcome of one of the most important conflicts in human history. For American soldiers, this was also a significant war, despite their involvement lasting little over a year when they joined in 1917, a year before the conflict ended in 1918.
However, what we intend to do in this article is chronicle the American experience just as much as the allies who relied on Uncle Sam's intervention. WWI was argubally the most significant war Americans had fought in since the Civil War of 1861-1865, so it seems only right that we also take a look back at some of the earliest known color photos of the American war effort during the Great War.
Read on below as we detail a series of extraordinary color photos taken from WWI.