The French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines. For much of the First World War it was 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. Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt tells the story of how anenterprising photographer took the opportunity of this passing traffic to establish a business taking portrait photographs.Captured on glass plates, printed into…See More
"For those following this story, the Thuillier collection of glass plate negatives numbers around 4,500. Of these about 1,600 plates show British serving men, 750 Australians, 200 French soldiers, and smaller numbers of Chinese Labour…"