Soldiers from the African colonies of France who hold a position at the Boucle du Doubs, near Besançon, France, in the winter of 1944. These soldiers are part of the Senegalese liberated French troops. They are armed with a British Brain and an American 1903 Springfield.
The helmets are American, emblazoned with the anchor emblem of the French colonial forces. The Free French used a wide range of Allied equipment.