First World War soldiers Thomas and William See.
First World War soldiers Thomas and William See.

Step back in time and preview war photos taken in French village

A SPECIAL preview screening of First World War photographs, that previously lay undiscovered for decades in an attic in the tiny French village of Vignacourt, will go on show tomorrow night.

The collection of images, some of them of Childers soldiers, was being put together as a special commemoration event to be shown at Bundaberg and Hervey Bay on Remembrance Day, but will first be shown at the Childers Library at 6.30pm tomorrow.

Bundaberg Deputy Mayor Bill Trevor said the photographs were the work of the Thuillier family, a French couple who established a thriving business during the 1914-1918 conflict by taking portrait photos of servicemen of all nationalities.

"Vignacourt, although close to the site of the infamous Battles of the Somme fought 100 years ago, had been regarded a place of refuge for soldiers either preparing for or recovering from action on the front line," he said.

"Among the soldiers identified in the rediscovered images are two Childers brothers, William and Thomas See."

Anyone wishing to attend the preview should contact the Childers Library on 4130 4650 by noon tomorrow to advise of their attendance.



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