Historic Photo: Soldier on the Western Front, 1918, colorized.

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western front 1918 colorized by marina amaral

In my last entry in the “Historic Photo” series, I presented a stunning image of commerce on the New York City waterfront, circa 1900, which was originally taken in black-and-white but colorized in 2016 by digital artist Marina Amaral. That article was the most successful and popular post I did that week, and as there’s lots more where it came from I decided to bring you another of Marina’s magnificent colorizations. This picture depicts a British soldier in a trench on the Western Front during World War I. This man is from the 6th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, and it was taken at Cambrin, France on February 6, 1918. The soldier, who appears to be coming off his watch, is a sniper–you can tell that by his rifle. The original photo is in the collection of the Imperial War Museum in London.

As harrowing as this image is–and…

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