Beneath the long-abandoned battlefields of World War I, in the idyllic French countryside, lies a hidden underground world where soldiers sought nighttime refuge from long days spent in the trenches above.
These subterranean cities, a secret to the world until now, have been captured in stunning detail by American photographer Jeffrey Gusky, who was granted near-exclusive access to photograph the hidden spaces by the French locals who have protected them for generations.
On this Veteran’s Day, Gusky told “Power Players” about the remnants of tragedy and treasure he found inside the cavernous dwellings.
“Modern underground cities beneath the trenches, loaded with art, loaded with the infrastructure of modern cities, tens of thousands of men occupying these places at any given time throughout the war,” Gusky told “Power Players.”
“Very often stairways went directly to the trenches, and then they would descend back into safety,” Gusky said. “And there was one place whereRead More »from Beneath the trenches: The secret world of the Great War revealed