An illustration: a French private aids his captain

The thoroughly modernistic illustration uses straight lines to show the shell and shrapnel fragments flying in all directions.

A thoroughly modernistic French illustration: A private helps his captain

A thoroughly modernistic French illustration: A private helps his captain

Bombs themselves are yellow circles. Such a modern rendition is uncharacteristic of the styles of illustration we expect for that time in history. Artists always surprise us. The message of the piece is the fraternal connection between the ranks in war.

What do you take the green to be?

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