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La Baionnette No. 47: Nos Marins (The Bayonet No. 47: Our Marines)
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La Baionnette No. 47: Nos Marins (The Bayonet No. 47: Our Marines)


This download includes a complete PDF copy of La Baoinnette No. 47: Nos Marins, a French magazine published during World War I, and high-resolution TIFF format images of all 35 illustrations that appear in the publication (seven full-color images at 300 dpi and 28 black-and-white images at 600 dpi). This issue is dedicated to the French marines and their role in the war and is weighted toward images that depict them. These high-quality graphics can be freely used in publishing projects of all sorts and are especially suited for those tying in with the Great War, the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the classic era of the Cthulhu Mythos. 

La Baionnette is a French satirical weekly that was published by cartoonist Henry Maigrot from 1915 to 1920. It was intended to boost French morale and took its name from its editor's practice of using it like a bayonet charge to ridicule Germany, caricaturize leaders like Kaiser Wilhelm II and Crown Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, and make incisive social commentary. Its pages were graced by work from some of France's greatest artists, including ones who were famous before the war or went on to achieve it during the interwar period. Subjects depicted in the publication include soldiers, battlefields, weapons, fashion, and daily life, and run the gamut from humorous to dramatic in tone and from cartoonish to realistic in style. 

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Pierre S November 18, 2014 10:03 pm UTC
Tried "Quick Preview" but nothing came up.
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Michael V November 19, 2014 6:06 pm UTC
Pierre, there was a technical glitch with the preview but we have got it sorted out! You should now be able to view pages 2-7 of the publication.
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Pierre S November 18, 2014 10:01 pm UTC
"Marins" in French is not marines but sailors. A fighting force sent out from ships to land is "la Marine", singular. In France that's still part of the Navy.
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Michael V November 20, 2014 2:31 am UTC
Thanks, Pierre! We have had a native French speaker involved with this project from the beginning. You will note that the original, unmodified, 1916 cover of the magazine shown here identifies the issue as being devoted to "Nos Marins" and that a member of the Fusiliers Marins -- a naval infantryman or what we would refer to in English as a marine -- is depicted on it. You can also see from the preview and the complete publication that this issue of La Baionnette is in fact devoted to marines, not sailors. This is all from a century ago, of course, so that does not in any way undermine the facts you have presented as they apply to other eras.
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This title was added to our catalog on November 18, 2014.