Georges Guynemer

Some WW1 Photographs...

Today’s pic is a wonderful portrait and it isn’t by chance: indeed it was done by the Atelier Nadar (and I’ve discovered  doing somes researches on this topic that this picture worths about 50-60 euros…). The portrayed man is Georges Guynemer, one of the most famous pilots of WW1. I won’t present his biography (you can have a look at his Wikipedia page for an introduction). Between 1915 and 1917, this pilot had 53 certified victories against German aircrafts and 35 probable ones. He wears on this photo, from left to right: the Légion d’Honneur, the Médaille Militaire and the Croix de Guerre with 5 palms (before he died, he had 24 palms on his Croix de Guerre!). Guynemer failed to return from a combat mission on 11 September 1917 in the Langemark area, near Poelkapelle. The was only 22 at his death and his body was never found.

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