The “Poilus” are waiting to leave for the battlefield.
Among them, Ferdinand, a young hare, is playing the harmonica.
A whistling signal is given, the attack begins.
It’s on the no man’s land that he first encounters his enemy, a horrible creature.
Amazon offers a free kindle edition My War at Sea 1914–1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy during the First World War
Here's a free ebook from Amazon that may interest some. Summary:
Francis Pegahmagabow has long been considered the most prolific killing machine of the First World War as he has been credited with over 378 deaths. This book chronicles his reputation as both a sniper and scout as the Canadian/British Army allowed him to roam freely throughout the "No Man's Land" region of France where he singlehandedly took down German troops. We also look at his later life as he suffered from "shell shock" (now known as post-traumatic stress disorder) and was deemed a "mental case" by the local Indian agents who oversaw his tribal band.
The Wargames and Railroads Blog has a nice article on how to paint a WWI US Marine. Very appropriate in this, the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War.
Roundwood's World has some great photos of his WWI wooded terrain board.