French soldiers march past Chateau Vaux in France, 1916.
A Picture That Will Be Historic - French troops passing the Chateau Vaux - 1916.
World War One; military. 1st of July; 1916; Allies launch the Battle of the Somme - French troops passing the battered but magnificent Chateau de Vaux; which had been captured by the Germans in June 1916 during the Battle of Verdun; and retaken by the Allies. Damaged during all that. Cool film: slow pan to left as French soldiers march past the very old, medieval, stone castle; several others stand on side watching. Continue pan left: more troops pouring through the arched gateway in the wall.