One French engraver, born in Nantes, is almost better known in the British Isles than he is in France : his name is J.E. Laboureur (1877 - 1943).  Although little interested in the army, he was recruited by the Translation and interpretation corps in the French Infantry, and served as an interpreter to the Tommies during WW1; he also documented the daily life on the battlefront (Flanders).


    On J.-E. Laboureur

     His collection of American types in Saint Nazaire is also extremely interesting :


    On J.-E. Laboureur (1877 - 1943)


    Before the war-period, Laboureur had been an avant-garde painter:

    J.E. Laboureur Grand Café du Commerce


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