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A British soldier from the 2nd Warwickshire Regiment takes aim with his rifle while seated in a tree in Rumegies, France. (January 22, 1940, F 2222)

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Photos show faces of First World War soldiers on the eve of battle

For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines ¿ as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.

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There isn't a word to describe the feeling of pride when I got to recite this creed when I graduated from Ft. Benning

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BRITISH ARMY NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45 (BU 3165) Infantry of 3rd Division clearing out snipers in the town of Lingen, 7 April 1945.

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