French civilians equipped with gas masks | Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health and Medicine

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French children living close to the front line equipped with gas masks in tins and anti-lachrymal goggles for tear gas.

Caption: ‘Entire family equipped with masks, Merbach-Moselle’.

Watermark: ‘Signal Corps U.S.A.’.

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About Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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