Thank you! 100 photographs for a Centenary

Exhibition on the Champs-Elysées until September 30th

Most of the exhibited photographs come from the ECPAD’s collections (the French Department of Defense image agency) and from the archives of the Excelsior newspaper, among which 30 are presented by the Parisienne de Photographie.

This exhibition from the French First World War Centenary Partnership Program was conceived and realized by French journalist Jean-Claude Narcy and French historian Jean-Pierre Verney, in coproduction with the City of Paris, the ECPAD, the JCDecaux company and the Parisienne de Photographie.
On the occasion of the First World War Centenary, France is paying tribute to the French and foreign combatants, but also to the colonial troops and the civil population involved in this terrible conflict.
Displayed along the most famous Parisian avenue, discover 100 large format photographs with French and English captions, offering a transverse perspective on the Great War.

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  • Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8th arrondissement From the Champs-Elysées roundabout to the avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Images : Exhibition poster: Parade for Victory on the boulevards. Truck transporting French ex-servicemen. Paris, on July 14th, 1919. © ECPAD / France / Joly
    On the right: © Jean-Yves Boeglin
  • Our Story behind the pictures: World War One in the archives of the newspaper Excelsior