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Some of the first Americans taken prisoner during World War I, photographed in May 1918. The caption reads "The first Americans caught." The picture was taken within the Festung Marienberg (Marienberg Fortress), a castle fortress located on the outskirts of the town of Würzburg, Germany, which allegedly during both world wars was used to house POWs. Grim faces all around on these men, and the winter overcoats would suggest it might early in the month, closer to spring.
Some of the first Americans taken prisoner during World War I, photographed in May 1918. The caption reads "The first Americans caught." The picture was taken within the Festung Marienberg (Marienberg Fortress), a castle fortress located on the outskirts of the town of Würzburg, Germany, which allegedly during both world wars was used to house POWs. Grim faces all around on these men, and the winter overcoats would suggest it might early in the month, closer to spring.
The Moulin de Rolmont windmill south of the French village of Warloy-Baillon, photographed on August 25, 1916 by war photographer John Warwick Brooke, and sometime this century (second photo). Located on the road between Henecourt and Baizieux, this windmill served as an observation post for the British during the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and was located in a rest area well behind the front line by that time. Within a year and a half, however, by March of 1918, fluctuations of the front line had caused the mill to be much closer to the fighting, and as a result it suffered damage by artillery fire. The aircraft flying overhead in the wartime photo appears to be a Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2, probably on its way from or to the Royal Flying Corps base which was nearby.
The Moulin de Rolmont windmill south of the French village of Warloy-Baillon, photographed on August 25, 1916 by war photographer John Warwick Brooke, and sometime this century (second photo). Located on the road between Henecourt and Baizieux, this windmill served as an observation post for the British during the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and was located in a rest area well behind the front line by that time. Within a year and a half, however, by March of 1918, fluctuations of the front line had caused the mill to be much closer to the fighting, and as a result it suffered damage by artillery fire. The aircraft flying overhead in the wartime photo appears to be a Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2, probably on its way from or to the Royal Flying Corps base which was nearby.
This self-portrait of English poet and artist, Isaac Rosenberg, currently hangs in our new 20th century galleries.⠀
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During Rosenberg's early days as a painter he had very little money to pay for proper studio space or professional sitters and often had to paint portraits of himself 'with a mirror propped up on a rickety table'.⠀
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Despite being a pacifist, Rosenberg enlisted for the First World War, not out of patriotism, but poverty. He would write his finest poetry on the Western Front, where he was killed in April 1918 aged twenty-seven. His acclaimed war poems, including Break of Day in the Trenches were published posthumously.⠀
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Image credit: Isaac Rosenberg by Isaac Rosenberg 1915 © National Portrait Gallery, London
This self-portrait of English poet and artist, Isaac Rosenberg, currently hangs in our new 20th century galleries.⠀ ⠀ During Rosenberg's early days as a painter he had very little money to pay for proper studio space or professional sitters and often had to paint portraits of himself 'with a mirror propped up on a rickety table'.⠀ ⠀ Despite being a pacifist, Rosenberg enlisted for the First World War, not out of patriotism, but poverty. He would write his finest poetry on the Western Front, where he was killed in April 1918 aged twenty-seven. His acclaimed war poems, including Break of Day in the Trenches were published posthumously.⠀ ⠀ #Rosenberg  #20thcentury  #selfportrait  #firstworldwar  #warpoems  ⠀ ⠀ Image credit: Isaac Rosenberg by Isaac Rosenberg 1915 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Lady Mary looking fabulously festive 🎄
Lady Mary looking fabulously festive 🎄
Squad goals. 
Football team comprised of British soldiers wearing gas masks, on the Western Front ca. 1916. 
#worldwarone #history #ww1 #firstworldwar #thegreatwar
British 4.5 inch Howitzers at the battle of Arras, 1917. The guns have been covered in branches in an attempt to camouflage them.

#history #ww1 #worldwarone #firstworldwar #thegreatwar #battleofarras #artillery #howitzer
Una bella gionata 😊 #cannon #firstworldwar #battleofisonzo #redipuglia
French troops in a trench. From the way the soldiers are presenting arms it is possible that the man (centre) is being presented with a military medal on the frontline. - AP Pictures •
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A century ago today, on 12th December 1917, the Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne derailment took place. Around 1,000 French troops were on their way home for a period of leave, travelling from the Italian Front, when the train derailed. The train crashed and subsequently set fire, killing approximately 700 of the soldiers in the process, making it the deadliest rail accident in French history.

The reason for the derailment may have been due to the train’s heavy load (heavier than was allowed) and the use of only one locomotive engine instead of two. This meant that when the driver applied the brakes as the train made the steep descent from Modane (1040m elevation) to Saint Michel de Maurienne (710m elevation), the braking power was insufficient. Because of this, the train gathered speed and eventually was hurtling along at 135 km/h (84mph), which was well over the authorised speed of 40 km/h (25mph). As a result the train derailed and many men lost their lives.

#onthisday #otd #ww1 #worldwarone #thegreatwar #firstworldwar #history
A century ago today, on 12th December 1917, the Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne derailment took place. Around 1,000 French troops were on their way home for a period of leave, travelling from the Italian Front, when the train derailed. The train crashed and subsequently set fire, killing approximately 700 of the soldiers in the process, making it the deadliest rail accident in French history. The reason for the derailment may have been due to the train’s heavy load (heavier than was allowed) and the use of only one locomotive engine instead of two. This meant that when the driver applied the brakes as the train made the steep descent from Modane (1040m elevation) to Saint Michel de Maurienne (710m elevation), the braking power was insufficient. Because of this, the train gathered speed and eventually was hurtling along at 135 km/h (84mph), which was well over the authorised speed of 40 km/h (25mph). As a result the train derailed and many men lost their lives. #onthisday  #otd  #ww1  #worldwarone  #thegreatwar  #firstworldwar  #history 
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Painting depicting the Angels of Mons by English artist William Henry Margetson.
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On August 23, 1914 the British forces engaged the Germans for the first time in the war at Mons in Belgium.
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The British forces were heavily outnumbered 3:1, but the British were skilled rifleman and managed to repulse the German infantry attacks time after time. The British were so fast with their rifles that the Germans thought all of the British troops had machine-guns.
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After 48 hours the sheer number of German troops overwhelmed the exhausted British defenders, as the British began their retreat, which two weeks later would end on the Marne river. Casualties for the Battle of Mons were 1,600 British and 2,000 - 5,000 Germans.
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On September 29, 1914 Welsh author Arthur Machen published a short story named "The Bowmen" in a London newspaper. The story described how phantom bowmen from the Battle of Agrincourt on October 25, 1415 in the Hundred Years' War came to the aid of the numerical inferior British force, and repulsed the German assaults.
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Despite Machen stating it was fictional numerous times, the story went viral in the British public and soon the entire world. Instead of bowmen, the popular version of the story was that it was angels who had stopped the evil Germans from advancing.
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The Angels of Mons boosted morale in the British public and turned some churches in favor for the war cause, as they believed these angels were a direct sign that God was on the British side. The military exploited this story by using it for propaganda purposes.
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The only real evidence from soldiers fighting of such supernatural occurrences was that some saw visions of phantom cavalrymen. Furthermore, these phantoms didn't attack or stop the Germans from advancing. These visions were reported during the retreat rather than the battle, when many of the British troops were tired and exhausted, leading to the conclusion that these visions were hallucinations.
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Nevertheless, the Angels of Mons' popularity and legacy never faltered through the years, and is still believed by many to be true.
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#ww1 #worldwarone #thegreatwar #wwi #firstworldwar #mons #angels #art #painting #soldier
Painting depicting the Angels of Mons by English artist William Henry Margetson. . On August 23, 1914 the British forces engaged the Germans for the first time in the war at Mons in Belgium. . The British forces were heavily outnumbered 3:1, but the British were skilled rifleman and managed to repulse the German infantry attacks time after time. The British were so fast with their rifles that the Germans thought all of the British troops had machine-guns. . After 48 hours the sheer number of German troops overwhelmed the exhausted British defenders, as the British began their retreat, which two weeks later would end on the Marne river. Casualties for the Battle of Mons were 1,600 British and 2,000 - 5,000 Germans. . On September 29, 1914 Welsh author Arthur Machen published a short story named "The Bowmen" in a London newspaper. The story described how phantom bowmen from the Battle of Agrincourt on October 25, 1415 in the Hundred Years' War came to the aid of the numerical inferior British force, and repulsed the German assaults. . Despite Machen stating it was fictional numerous times, the story went viral in the British public and soon the entire world. Instead of bowmen, the popular version of the story was that it was angels who had stopped the evil Germans from advancing. . The Angels of Mons boosted morale in the British public and turned some churches in favor for the war cause, as they believed these angels were a direct sign that God was on the British side. The military exploited this story by using it for propaganda purposes. . The only real evidence from soldiers fighting of such supernatural occurrences was that some saw visions of phantom cavalrymen. Furthermore, these phantoms didn't attack or stop the Germans from advancing. These visions were reported during the retreat rather than the battle, when many of the British troops were tired and exhausted, leading to the conclusion that these visions were hallucinations. . Nevertheless, the Angels of Mons' popularity and legacy never faltered through the years, and is still believed by many to be true. . #ww1  #worldwarone  #thegreatwar  #wwi  #firstworldwar  #mons  #angels  #art  #painting  #soldier 
Fighting on the elevated, mountainous terrain posed unique challenges and hazards. Troops often had to scale sheer cliff faces to reach enemy positions. Maintaining supply lines was a constant struggle.

The rocky terrain made artillery shells even deadlier. Whereas the soft earth of the Western Front absorbed much of the shrapnel and concussive force of a shell, the brittle rock of the Italian Front shattered into vicious splinters, leading to 70 percent higher casualties per round.

With overly confident commanders sending inexperienced soldiers into fruitless massacres, morale on the Italian side plummeted.

Pope Benedict XV condemned the war as “horrible carnage that dishonors Europe,” thousands of soldiers deserted and peasants refused conscription orders.
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Combattere sul terreno montuoso ha rappresentato sfide e pericoli unici. Le truppe spesso dovevano scalare le pareti rocciose per raggiungere posizioni nemiche. Il mantenimento delle linee di rifornimento era una lotta costante.
Il terreno roccioso ha reso i proiettili di artiglieria ancora più letali. Mentre la terra morbida del Fronte Occidentale assorbiva gran parte delle schegge e la forza delle bombe, la fragile roccia del Fronte Italiano si frantumava in schegge viziose, causando il 70% di perdite in più ogni scontro.
Con comandanti troppo fiduciosi che inviavano soldati inesperti in massacri infruttuosi, il morale della parte italiana è crollato.
Papa Benedetto XV condannò la guerra come "orribile carneficina che disonora l'Europa", migliaia di soldati disertati e contadini rifiutarono gli ordini di leva.
#ww1italianfront #ww1 #italianfront #grandeguerra #greatwar #primaguerramondiale #firstworldwar #worldwarone
Fighting on the elevated, mountainous terrain posed unique challenges and hazards. Troops often had to scale sheer cliff faces to reach enemy positions. Maintaining supply lines was a constant struggle. The rocky terrain made artillery shells even deadlier. Whereas the soft earth of the Western Front absorbed much of the shrapnel and concussive force of a shell, the brittle rock of the Italian Front shattered into vicious splinters, leading to 70 percent higher casualties per round. With overly confident commanders sending inexperienced soldiers into fruitless massacres, morale on the Italian side plummeted. Pope Benedict XV condemned the war as “horrible carnage that dishonors Europe,” thousands of soldiers deserted and peasants refused conscription orders. - - Combattere sul terreno montuoso ha rappresentato sfide e pericoli unici. Le truppe spesso dovevano scalare le pareti rocciose per raggiungere posizioni nemiche. Il mantenimento delle linee di rifornimento era una lotta costante. Il terreno roccioso ha reso i proiettili di artiglieria ancora più letali. Mentre la terra morbida del Fronte Occidentale assorbiva gran parte delle schegge e la forza delle bombe, la fragile roccia del Fronte Italiano si frantumava in schegge viziose, causando il 70% di perdite in più ogni scontro. Con comandanti troppo fiduciosi che inviavano soldati inesperti in massacri infruttuosi, il morale della parte italiana è crollato. Papa Benedetto XV condannò la guerra come "orribile carneficina che disonora l'Europa", migliaia di soldati disertati e contadini rifiutarono gli ordini di leva. #ww1italianfront  #ww1  #italianfront  #grandeguerra  #greatwar  #primaguerramondiale  #firstworldwar  #worldwarone 
Una bella gionata 😊 #cannon #firstworldwar #battleofisonzo #redipuglia
This is the picture of one of the most bizarre armors that was created during WW1, Brewster Body Shield.
🔶Stick around to find out more about it🔷
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Brewster Body Shield. (WW1)
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Back in the First World War things had changed so much sometimes the soldiers or people couldn't even follow the technology on its high speed development, planes and tanks started to be used in combat. Trench warfare had begun. What about for the infantry? What protection do they have? They had helmets which provided protection from bullets, shrapnels and head injuries. If the helmets were effective why wouldn't a metal body shield be better!  This weird looking body armor might look like something came out of Iron Man or comic books but this armor was a real thing. Developed by an inventor named Dr. Guy Otis Brewster from Dover, New Jersey, United States and this armor was also considered the first effective body armor. However, it hadn't been in combat. This armor consisted a breastplate and a headpiece (the back is exposed) and could withstand .303 British rounds at 2,700 ft/s (820 m/s) or the same rounds that used in the British Lewis Gun or Lee-Enfields. However, this thing weighed up to 40 pounds or around 18 kilograms, it was clumsy, heavy and really hard to move around so it was kind of failure but they were also many theories said that this armor could save thousands of lives if it was issued to the soldiers in the frontline.
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Source of picture : Wikipedia.com
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#American #USArmy #BodyArmor #Ironman #Shield #Invention #US #USA #America #Soldier #BlackandWhite #ww1 #wwi #worldwar1 #worldwarone #worldwari #firstworldwar #GreatWar #ww1history #history #historical #militaryhistory #warhistory #wartime #photograph #oldpicture #oldphotograph #HistoriansUnion
This is the picture of one of the most bizarre armors that was created during WW1, Brewster Body Shield. 🔶Stick around to find out more about it🔷 - Brewster Body Shield. (WW1) - Back in the First World War things had changed so much sometimes the soldiers or people couldn't even follow the technology on its high speed development, planes and tanks started to be used in combat. Trench warfare had begun. What about for the infantry? What protection do they have? They had helmets which provided protection from bullets, shrapnels and head injuries. If the helmets were effective why wouldn't a metal body shield be better! This weird looking body armor might look like something came out of Iron Man or comic books but this armor was a real thing. Developed by an inventor named Dr. Guy Otis Brewster from Dover, New Jersey, United States and this armor was also considered the first effective body armor. However, it hadn't been in combat. This armor consisted a breastplate and a headpiece (the back is exposed) and could withstand .303 British rounds at 2,700 ft/s (820 m/s) or the same rounds that used in the British Lewis Gun or Lee-Enfields. However, this thing weighed up to 40 pounds or around 18 kilograms, it was clumsy, heavy and really hard to move around so it was kind of failure but they were also many theories said that this armor could save thousands of lives if it was issued to the soldiers in the frontline. _______________________________________ Source of picture : Wikipedia.com _______________________________________ #American  #USArmy  #BodyArmor  #Ironman  #Shield  #Invention  #US  #USA  #America  #Soldier  #BlackandWhite  #ww1  #wwi  #worldwar1  #worldwarone  #worldwari  #firstworldwar  #GreatWar  #ww1history  #history  #historical  #militaryhistory  #warhistory  #wartime  #photograph  #oldpicture  #oldphotograph  #HistoriansUnion 
Brampton Abbotts, Herefordshire, England: From Breakwaters to Backwaters
George Wood Thomas, Royal Navy
Served on HMS Collingwood at the Battle of Jutland in 1916
See link in bio for full blog post #theunreturnedarmy #worldwarone #thegreatwar #firstworldwar
#royalnavy #Jutland
Last month, the Brit and I went to #VimyRidge - I didn't post photos at first, as it was incredibly emotional (tears were shed). I'm still digesting it. 
#WorldWarI #FirstWorldWar #Memorial #Canadian #Vimy #CanadianPassport #Passport #VimyPilgrimage
Last month, the Brit and I went to #VimyRidge - I didn't post photos at first, as it was incredibly emotional (tears were shed). I'm still digesting it. 
#WorldWarI #FirstWorldWar #Memorial #Canadian #Vimy
It was all so stunning in such a tragic way - for this, I haven't amended any of the photos with anything like filters. This is Vimy as we saw it on that winter morning.
Last month, the Brit and I went to #VimyRidge  - I didn't post photos at first, as it was incredibly emotional (tears were shed). I'm still digesting it. #WorldWarI  #FirstWorldWar  #Memorial  #Canadian  #Vimy  It was all so stunning in such a tragic way - for this, I haven't amended any of the photos with anything like filters. This is Vimy as we saw it on that winter morning.
Last month, the Brit and I went to #VimyRidge - I didn't post photos at first, as it was incredibly emotional (tears were shed). I'm still digesting it. 
#WorldWarI #FirstWorldWar #Memorial #Canadian #Vimy
It was all so stunning in such a tragic way - for this, I haven't amended any of the photos with anything like filters. This is Vimy as we saw it on that winter morning.
Last month, the Brit and I went to #VimyRidge  - I didn't post photos at first, as it was incredibly emotional (tears were shed). I'm still digesting it. #WorldWarI  #FirstWorldWar  #Memorial  #Canadian  #Vimy  It was all so stunning in such a tragic way - for this, I haven't amended any of the photos with anything like filters. This is Vimy as we saw it on that winter morning.
Last month, the Brit and I went to #VimyRidge - I didn't post photos at first, as it was incredibly emotional (tears were shed). I'm still digesting it. 
#WorldWarI #FirstWorldWar #Memorial #Canadian #Vimy
It was all so stunning in such a tragic way - for this, I haven't amended any of the photos with anything like filters. This is Vimy as we saw it on that winter morning.
Last month, the Brit and I went to #VimyRidge  - I didn't post photos at first, as it was incredibly emotional (tears were shed). I'm still digesting it. #WorldWarI  #FirstWorldWar  #Memorial  #Canadian  #Vimy  It was all so stunning in such a tragic way - for this, I haven't amended any of the photos with anything like filters. This is Vimy as we saw it on that winter morning.
Last month, the Brit and I went to #VimyRidge - I didn't post photos at first, as it was incredibly emotional (tears were shed). I'm still digesting it. 
#WorldWarI #FirstWorldWar #Memorial #Canadian #Vimy
It was all so stunning in such a tragic way - for this, I haven't amended any of the photos with anything like filters. This is Vimy as we saw it on that winter morning.
Last month, the Brit and I went to #VimyRidge  - I didn't post photos at first, as it was incredibly emotional (tears were shed). I'm still digesting it. #WorldWarI  #FirstWorldWar  #Memorial  #Canadian  #Vimy  It was all so stunning in such a tragic way - for this, I haven't amended any of the photos with anything like filters. This is Vimy as we saw it on that winter morning.
Last month, the Brit and I went to #VimyRidge - I didn't post photos at first, as it was incredibly emotional (tears were shed). I'm still digesting it. 
#WorldWarI #FirstWorldWar #Memorial #Canadian #France #Vimy
It was all so stunning in such a tragic way - for this, I haven't amended any of the photos with anything like filters. This is Vimy as we saw it on that winter morning.
Last month, the Brit and I went to #VimyRidge  - I didn't post photos at first, as it was incredibly emotional (tears were shed). I'm still digesting it. #WorldWarI  #FirstWorldWar  #Memorial  #Canadian  #France  #Vimy  It was all so stunning in such a tragic way - for this, I haven't amended any of the photos with anything like filters. This is Vimy as we saw it on that winter morning.
Last month, the Brit and I went to #VimyRidge - I didn't post photos at first, as it was incredibly emotional (tears were shed). I'm still digesting it. 
#WorldWarI #FirstWorldWar #Memorial #Canadian #Vimy
It was all so stunning in such a tragic way - for this, I haven't amended any of the photos with anything like filters. This is Vimy as we saw it on that winter morning.
Last month, the Brit and I went to #VimyRidge  - I didn't post photos at first, as it was incredibly emotional (tears were shed). I'm still digesting it. #WorldWarI  #FirstWorldWar  #Memorial  #Canadian  #Vimy  It was all so stunning in such a tragic way - for this, I haven't amended any of the photos with anything like filters. This is Vimy as we saw it on that winter morning.
Побывал на военно-историсеской реконструкции, посвященной заключению перемирия в первой мировой войне. Было интересно и занимательно.
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#реконструкция #1917 #перваямироваявойна #перемирие #история #память #идигуляй #reconstruction #firstworldwar #history #memory #skoki #bresttut #brest_by #instabelarus #instabrest #dr_brest #worldwar
Побывал на военно-историсеской реконструкции, посвященной заключению перемирия в первой мировой войне. Было интересно и занимательно. . . #реконструкция  #1917  #перваямироваявойна  #перемирие  #история  #память  #идигуляй  #reconstruction  #firstworldwar  #history  #memory  #skoki  #bresttut  #brest_by  #instabelarus  #instabrest  #dr_brest  #worldwar 
This is the picture of a British soldier of the 1/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment looking into a camouflaged periscope at a village of Givenchy in Pas-De-Calais, France on January 28, 1918.
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Colorized by Paul Kerestes from Romania.
Source : IWM (Imperial War Museum)
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#British #BritishArmy #Soldier #Looking #Watching #WesternFront #Europe #Givenchy #PasDeCalais #France #1918 #Colorized  #BlackandWhite #ww1 #wwi #worldwar1 #worldwarone #worldwari #firstworldwar #GreatWar #ww1history #history #historical #militaryhistory #warhistory #wartime #photograph #oldpicture #oldphotograph #HistoriansUnion
This is the picture of a British soldier of the 1/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment looking into a camouflaged periscope at a village of Givenchy in Pas-De-Calais, France on January 28, 1918. _______________________________________ Colorized by Paul Kerestes from Romania. Source : IWM (Imperial War Museum) Q6472 _______________________________________ #British  #BritishArmy  #Soldier  #Looking  #Watching  #WesternFront  #Europe  #Givenchy  #PasDeCalais  #France  #1918  #Colorized  #BlackandWhite  #ww1  #wwi  #worldwar1  #worldwarone  #worldwari  #firstworldwar  #GreatWar  #ww1history  #history  #historical  #militaryhistory  #warhistory  #wartime  #photograph  #oldpicture  #oldphotograph  #HistoriansUnion 
Letting off steam between #battles with fellow #actor @darrentassell and #stuntman @simonlawman #onlocation #firstworldwar #featurefilm  #sajansinghrangroot #war #director @pankaj_batra28 starring @diljitdosanjh #sikh #punjabi
#FoundPhrases: “We can ask and ask but we can’t have again what once seemed ours forever—the way things looked, that church alone in the fields, a bed on a belfry floor, a remembered voice, the touch of a hand, a loved face. They’ve gone and you can only wait for the pain to pass.” J. L. Carr, A Month in the Country. 
#inkdarksea #jlcarr #amonthinthecountry #oxgodby #fresco #restoration #firstworldwar #artrestoration #medievalpainting #iconoclasm
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Romanian soldiers with rudimentary camouflage in a tree ridge, they are wearing French helmets and armed with the French Chauchat machine gun. •
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Incredible condition foto this english water canteen I found this summer.
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Condizioni quasi incredibili per questa borraccia inglese che ho trovato quest'estate!
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The #FirstWorldWar had brought immense suffering to #Serbia, but has also gifted us with new heroes who defended their homeland from aggressors to the last breath. Perhaps we are not their worthy descendants because even a hundred years later we don't know the names of many of these heroes nor do we have a monument in the capital Belgrade where we can lay the flowers in gratitude for their sacrifice. One such hero was Slavka Tomić, a girl who was only 16 years old when she went to war. She fought on all fronts for two years, she was even wounded, but the world had found out about her only in 1916, when the French newspaper "Excelsior" wrote about how Slavka had received a medal from a French officer in Thessaloniki. A single watercolor painting is an onlz clue of what she might have looked like. French painter Almeri de Lobel-Rich found her in Macedonia in 1915 and painted her portrait (see the picture). Certainly there are countless such stories about heroes who are unknown to us but who deserve our admiration.
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Први светски рат је Србији донео огромно страдање, али је и изнедрио хероје који су до последњег даха бранили своју отаџбину од агресора. Оно што морамо замерити сами себи је да и сто година касније не знамо имена многих од тих хероја нити имамо споменик у престоници на који можемо положити цвеће у знак захвалности. Један од таквих хероја је била и Славка Томић, девојка која је са свега 16 година кренула у рат. Борила се пуне две године на свим фронтовима, била рањавана, али за њу се сазнало тек 1916. године, када је о Славки писао француски лист „Екселсиор“ поводом одликовања које је добила од једног француског официра у Солуну. О њој сведочи и један акварел, настао 1915. године у Македонији, где ју је пронашао француски сликар Алмери де Лобел-Риш и насликао на једном од својих дела. Засигурно постоји још безброј оваквих прича, о херојима који су нам непознати, али који заслужују наше дивљење
The #FirstWorldWar  had brought immense suffering to #Serbia , but has also gifted us with new heroes who defended their homeland from aggressors to the last breath. Perhaps we are not their worthy descendants because even a hundred years later we don't know the names of many of these heroes nor do we have a monument in the capital Belgrade where we can lay the flowers in gratitude for their sacrifice. One such hero was Slavka Tomić, a girl who was only 16 years old when she went to war. She fought on all fronts for two years, she was even wounded, but the world had found out about her only in 1916, when the French newspaper "Excelsior" wrote about how Slavka had received a medal from a French officer in Thessaloniki. A single watercolor painting is an onlz clue of what she might have looked like. French painter Almeri de Lobel-Rich found her in Macedonia in 1915 and painted her portrait (see the picture). Certainly there are countless such stories about heroes who are unknown to us but who deserve our admiration. **** Први светски рат је Србији донео огромно страдање, али је и изнедрио хероје који су до последњег даха бранили своју отаџбину од агресора. Оно што морамо замерити сами себи је да и сто година касније не знамо имена многих од тих хероја нити имамо споменик у престоници на који можемо положити цвеће у знак захвалности. Један од таквих хероја је била и Славка Томић, девојка која је са свега 16 година кренула у рат. Борила се пуне две године на свим фронтовима, била рањавана, али за њу се сазнало тек 1916. године, када је о Славки писао француски лист „Екселсиор“ поводом одликовања које је добила од једног француског официра у Солуну. О њој сведочи и један акварел, настао 1915. године у Македонији, где ју је пронашао француски сликар Алмери де Лобел-Риш и насликао на једном од својих дела. Засигурно постоји још безброј оваквих прича, о херојима који су нам непознати, али који заслужују наше дивљење
Famous photograph of a modernized German cavalryman on his steed, ca. 1917.
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The First World War marked the end of the glorious cavalry era in warfare. The invention of machine-guns, extensive use of artillery and barbed wire all shut down the horses on the battlefield.
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If a cavalryman still wanted to serve on a horse, he would most likely serve behind the lines as a messenger from headquarters to the front lines, thereby not seeing much combat action.
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The cavalrymen who were eager for glory, who wanted to fight, usually saw themselves too noble for the dirty, cold trenches. Instead of serving in the infantry, a lot of cavalrymen joined the Air Force to serve in a glorious and heroic way, opposed to the common infantryman. The pilot's personal airplane had a similar sentimental effect like the horse of a cavalryman. Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron was one of these cavalrymen.
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Even though on the Western Front the horses saw little effective combat action, on the other fronts they were still viable at times. One notable use of cavalry in the First World War was at the Battle of Beersheba on October 31, 1917.
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The Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade charged the Ottoman positions yielding bayonets at Beersheba in modern day Israel, and overwhelmed the entrenched Ottomans gloriously, which subsequently led to the capture of Jerusalem. The Charge at Beersheba is often referred to as the last great cavalry charge in history.
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Famous photograph of a modernized German cavalryman on his steed, ca. 1917. . The First World War marked the end of the glorious cavalry era in warfare. The invention of machine-guns, extensive use of artillery and barbed wire all shut down the horses on the battlefield. . If a cavalryman still wanted to serve on a horse, he would most likely serve behind the lines as a messenger from headquarters to the front lines, thereby not seeing much combat action. . The cavalrymen who were eager for glory, who wanted to fight, usually saw themselves too noble for the dirty, cold trenches. Instead of serving in the infantry, a lot of cavalrymen joined the Air Force to serve in a glorious and heroic way, opposed to the common infantryman. The pilot's personal airplane had a similar sentimental effect like the horse of a cavalryman. Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron was one of these cavalrymen. . Even though on the Western Front the horses saw little effective combat action, on the other fronts they were still viable at times. One notable use of cavalry in the First World War was at the Battle of Beersheba on October 31, 1917. . The Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade charged the Ottoman positions yielding bayonets at Beersheba in modern day Israel, and overwhelmed the entrenched Ottomans gloriously, which subsequently led to the capture of Jerusalem. The Charge at Beersheba is often referred to as the last great cavalry charge in history. . #ww1  #worldwarone  #thegreatwar  #wwi  #firstworldwar  #horse  #horses  #cavalry  #soldier  #Beersheba 
Pilots fall into two broad  categories: those who go out to kill and those who, secretly, desperately, know they are going to get killed. The hunters and the hunted
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Pilots fall into two broad categories: those who go out to kill and those who, secretly, desperately, know they are going to get killed. The hunters and the hunted -General Nathan F. Twinning, USAF Other great history accounts @the_gulfwar_pics @the_koreanwar_pics @ww11_in_hd @worldwarpics @axis_and_allies_chronicles @ww2livinghistory @historians_union_main @the_nam_pics #wwii  #ww2history  #secondworldwar  #ww2  #wwi  #wwihistory  #ww1  #worldwar1  #firstworldwar  #koreanwar  #korea  #nam  #vietnam  #historiansunion  #aviation  #airplane  #avgeek  #aircraft  #fighterplane  #airplane  #fightercraft  #war 
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“Honneur et Patrie” (Onore e Patria) è, durante il periodo della Grande Guerra, il motto della scuola militare di Saint-Cyr che, fondata nel 1802 da Napoleone, è ancora attiva. Nella foto, una cartolina che rappresenta soldati francesi all'assalto con la scritta “à la gloire de Saint Cyr” (alla gloria di Saint-Cyr). “Honneur et Patrie” (Honour and Country) was, during the World War 1, the motto of the military school of Saint-Cyr. The school, estabilished in 1802 by Napoleon, is still active to this day. In the image, a postcard picturing French soldiers with the inscription “à la gloire de Saint Cyr” (To the glory of Saint-Cyr).
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“Honneur et Patrie” (Onore e Patria) è, durante il periodo della Grande Guerra, il motto della scuola militare di Saint-Cyr che, fondata nel 1802 da Napoleone, è ancora attiva. Nella foto, una cartolina che rappresenta soldati francesi all'assalto con la scritta “à la gloire de Saint Cyr” (alla gloria di Saint-Cyr). “Honneur et Patrie” (Honour and Country) was, during the World War 1, the motto of the military school of Saint-Cyr. The school, estabilished in 1802 by Napoleon, is still active to this day. In the image, a postcard picturing French soldiers with the inscription “à la gloire de Saint Cyr” (To the glory of Saint-Cyr). #GrandeGuerra  #GreatWar  #WW1  #history  #militaryhistory  #saintcyr  #ecolemilitaire  #PrimaGuerraMondiale  #WorldWar1  #FirstWorldWar 
Lady Mary looking fabulously festive 🎄
Lady Mary looking fabulously festive 🎄
Collection VARIA n° 22052 -	Soldat anglais dans la paroi d'un gazomètre (réservoir servant à stocker du gaz) le 30 juillet 1917 à Nieuport, près du front ouest de la bataille des Flandres - Phot. Lieutenant Ernest Brooks (1876-1957) - Tirage argentique original	-	#premiereguerremondiale #firstworldwar #shellhole #batailledesflandres #battleofflanders #nieuport #belgique #belgium #gazometre #gasometer #soldat #soldier #englishsoldier #trou #hole #blindage #armouring	#vintagephoto #collectionvaria #collectionxxe #galerie291paris
Collection VARIA n° 22052 - Soldat anglais dans la paroi d'un gazomètre (réservoir servant à stocker du gaz) le 30 juillet 1917 à Nieuport, près du front ouest de la bataille des Flandres - Phot. Lieutenant Ernest Brooks (1876-1957) - Tirage argentique original - #premiereguerremondiale  #firstworldwar  #shellhole  #batailledesflandres  #battleofflanders  #nieuport  #belgique  #belgium  #gazometre  #gasometer  #soldat  #soldier  #englishsoldier  #trou  #hole  #blindage  #armouring  #vintagephoto  #collectionvaria  #collectionxxe  #galerie291paris 
This is the picture of a German soldier holding a saw tooth bayonet in his hand. He is also having his brow plate "Stirnpanzer" on his neck to keep the weight of his head. Stirnpanzer or a brow plate on the helmet (example is in the third picture) helped adding more frontal protection to the wearer but these things weighed up to 2 kilograms so it couldn't be worn for long like the soldier in this picture, he had to wear it on his neck to keep the weight of the Stirnpanzer off from his head.
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This is the picture of a German soldier holding a saw tooth bayonet in his hand. He is also having his brow plate "Stirnpanzer" on his neck to keep the weight of his head. Stirnpanzer or a brow plate on the helmet (example is in the third picture) helped adding more frontal protection to the wearer but these things weighed up to 2 kilograms so it couldn't be worn for long like the soldier in this picture, he had to wear it on his neck to keep the weight of the Stirnpanzer off from his head. _______________________________________ Colorized by Marina Amaral. Source : pinterest.com _______________________________________ #German  #GermanArmy  #GermanEmpire  #Bayonet  #Posing  #Germany  #Europe  #Colorized  #BlackandWhite  #ww1  #wwi  #worldwar1  #worldwarone  #worldwari  #firstworldwar  #GreatWar  #ww1history  #history  #historical  #militaryhistory  #warhistory  #wartime  #photograph  #oldpicture  #oldphotograph  #HistoriansUnion 
On this day December the 16th, 1944 was the start to what was referred to as Hitler’s final offensive. The battle of the Bulge had begun. ——————————————————————— #history #historytoday #historynerd #education #historyclass #historicalbackground #facts #funfacts #worldwarone #worldwar1 #firstworldwar #greatwar #ww1 #worldwartwo #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #phonywar #ww2 #wwii #militaria #militariacollector #artifacts #past #militariaforsale #wot #wargaming  #worldoftanks #worldofwarships
On this day December the 16th, 1944 was the start to what was referred to as Hitler’s final offensive. The battle of the Bulge had begun. ——————————————————————— #history  #historytoday  #historynerd  #education  #historyclass  #historicalbackground  #facts  #funfacts  #worldwarone  #worldwar1  #firstworldwar  #greatwar  #ww1  #worldwartwo  #worldwar2  #secondworldwar  #phonywar  #ww2  #wwii  #militaria  #militariacollector  #artifacts  #past  #militariaforsale  #wot  #wargaming  #worldoftanks  #worldofwarships 
Rather touching monument for the carrier pigeons of First World War. #lille #lillemaville #pigeons #ww1 #worldwar1 #firstworldwar #carrierpigeon
Trying out the streaking effect for the #jasta19 #fokker #triplane. #aircraft #aeroplane #model #german #firstworldwar
The ANZAC Memorial, completed in 1934, is the main commemorative military monument of Sydney, Australia. It was built as a memorial to the Australian Imperial Force of World War I.
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This is the picture of German prisoners of war in gas masks being escorted by Canadian soldiers in August 1918. (Some sources said that they were also escorted by a tank but in this picture the tank is obviously facing the other way). By the end of the victory for the Allies in the Battle of Amiens, pushing back the Germans 12 kilometers. 1,036 Canadian soldier killed, 2,803 injured and 29 taken prisoner. The casualties for the Allies had reached up to 19,000 casualties while the Germans had suffered over 26,000 casualties.
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This is the picture of German prisoners of war in gas masks being escorted by Canadian soldiers in August 1918. (Some sources said that they were also escorted by a tank but in this picture the tank is obviously facing the other way). By the end of the victory for the Allies in the Battle of Amiens, pushing back the Germans 12 kilometers. 1,036 Canadian soldier killed, 2,803 injured and 29 taken prisoner. The casualties for the Allies had reached up to 19,000 casualties while the Germans had suffered over 26,000 casualties. _______________________________________ Source : vimyfoundation.ca The artist is unknown. _______________________________________ #German  #GermanArmy  #Canadian  #CanadianArmy  #POW  #Prisoner  #Tank  #Surrender  #Amiens  #France  #Colorized  #BlackandWhite  #ww1  #wwi  #worldwar1  #worldwarone  #worldwari  #firstworldwar  #GreatWar  #ww1history  #history  #historical  #militaryhistory  #warhistory  #wartime  #photograph  #oldpicture  #oldphotograph  #HistoriansUnion 
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Maj. Georges Vanier, founding member of the 22nd Infantry Battalion (the “Van Doos”) and future governor general, lost his right leg to a shell blast in the First World War. Healing of the body and mind — personified by Vanier’s lifetime of service to Canada, symbolized by the Stitchwort plant, and evoked through the antiseptic odour of a military hospital — is one of the themes of WAR Flowers – a travelling exhibition developed by Viveka Melki. 
This bold exploration of remembrance examines human nature in wartime, combining preserved flowers, scent, sculpture, images and other elements that recall 10 Canadians involved in the First World War.  See it before it closes on January 7, 2018.

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Maj. Georges Vanier, founding member of the 22nd Infantry Battalion (the “Van Doos”) and future governor general, lost his right leg to a shell blast in the First World War. Healing of the body and mind — personified by Vanier’s lifetime of service to Canada, symbolized by the Stitchwort plant, and evoked through the antiseptic odour of a military hospital — is one of the themes of WAR Flowers – a travelling exhibition developed by Viveka Melki. This bold exploration of remembrance examines human nature in wartime, combining preserved flowers, scent, sculpture, images and other elements that recall 10 Canadians involved in the First World War. See it before it closes on January 7, 2018. #WARFlowers  #VanDoos  #GeorgesVanier  #FirstWorldWar  #floriography 
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#DadaAfrica, NonWestern Sources and Influence is an #Exhibition organised in Paris #Concorde, by the #RietbergMuseum #Zurich and the #BerlinischeGalerie #Berlin, in conjunction with the #MuseedOrsay and the #MuseedelOrangerie. (1/2)
#Dada, a prolific and #subversiveart movement, first emerged in Zurich during the #FirstWorldWar, and then spread to centres such as Berlin, Paris and #NewYork. Through their new works – sound poems, #collage, #performance – the Dada artists rejected the traditional values of civilisation, while appropriating the cultural and artistic forms of non-western cultures such as #Africa, #Oceania and #America.
The @museeorangerie is presenting, apart the famous permanent #ClaudeMonet Nympheas gallery, an exhibition on these exchanges with African, American Indian and Asian works alongside those of the #Dadaists - #HannaHöch, #JeanArp, #SophieTaeuberArp, #MarcelJanco, #HugoBall, #TristanTzara, RaoulHaussmann, #ManRay and #Picabia, among others.
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A Warrior's Last Journey: His Majesty King George V places a wreath on the coffin of the unknown soldier as it arrived at the cenotaph in Whitehall, England, 11 November 1920.
A Warrior's Last Journey: His Majesty King George V places a wreath on the coffin of the unknown soldier as it arrived at the cenotaph in Whitehall, England, 11 November 1920.
Famous photograph of French soldiers in the midst of battle during the Battle of Verdun.
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The Battle of Verdun is the longest and one of the most bloody and infamous battles of the First World War. By 1916 the Germans realized this war wouldn't be won with a decisive breakthrough. They planned an assault on the symbolic and sentimentally important French fort-protected town of Verdun, with the intention of bleeding France to death.
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On February 21, 1916 the Germans launched the biggest artillery bombardment of the war so far on Verdun: 1 million shells in 10 hours. As Verdun was lightly defended, the Germans quickly advanced and had soon captured the biggest fort of Verdun: Fort Douaumont. The entire French Second Army was sent to Verdun through a single road known as the Voie Sacrée, the Sacred Road.
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Due to the massive use of artillery, combined with the thousands of troops on the relatively small battlefield of Verdun, both the French and Germans were suffering incredible casualties. The French called Verdun "the meat grinder" and the French civilization turned even more depressed and quiet than usual. The battle continued through the Spring and Summer of 1916, still being as bloody as it began.
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The German offensive at Verdun was made a second-priority due to the Russian Brusilov Offensive in June and the Anglo-French Somme offensive in July, draining all the German resources.
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The French began going on the offensive at Verdun in October. They had pushed the Germans back 7.5 km by December 18, ending the battle.
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The 303 day long Battle of Verdun had inflicted 380,000 casualties on the French and 350,000 on the Germans, a total of 730,000 casualties, though some estimate up to 1,000,000 total casualties. Around 300,000 of these were killed, 160,000 French and 140,000 German.
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The Battle of Verdun is a symbol of the useless slaughtering of the First World War and has a deep spot in national French pride and self-recognition.
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The Verdun area today is now filled with shell-holes everywhere, constantly reminding one of the carnage that took place here a century ago.
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Famous photograph of French soldiers in the midst of battle during the Battle of Verdun. . The Battle of Verdun is the longest and one of the most bloody and infamous battles of the First World War. By 1916 the Germans realized this war wouldn't be won with a decisive breakthrough. They planned an assault on the symbolic and sentimentally important French fort-protected town of Verdun, with the intention of bleeding France to death. . On February 21, 1916 the Germans launched the biggest artillery bombardment of the war so far on Verdun: 1 million shells in 10 hours. As Verdun was lightly defended, the Germans quickly advanced and had soon captured the biggest fort of Verdun: Fort Douaumont. The entire French Second Army was sent to Verdun through a single road known as the Voie Sacrée, the Sacred Road. . Due to the massive use of artillery, combined with the thousands of troops on the relatively small battlefield of Verdun, both the French and Germans were suffering incredible casualties. The French called Verdun "the meat grinder" and the French civilization turned even more depressed and quiet than usual. The battle continued through the Spring and Summer of 1916, still being as bloody as it began. . The German offensive at Verdun was made a second-priority due to the Russian Brusilov Offensive in June and the Anglo-French Somme offensive in July, draining all the German resources. . The French began going on the offensive at Verdun in October. They had pushed the Germans back 7.5 km by December 18, ending the battle. . The 303 day long Battle of Verdun had inflicted 380,000 casualties on the French and 350,000 on the Germans, a total of 730,000 casualties, though some estimate up to 1,000,000 total casualties. Around 300,000 of these were killed, 160,000 French and 140,000 German. . The Battle of Verdun is a symbol of the useless slaughtering of the First World War and has a deep spot in national French pride and self-recognition. . The Verdun area today is now filled with shell-holes everywhere, constantly reminding one of the carnage that took place here a century ago. . #ww1  #worldwarone  #thegreatwar  #wwi  #firstworldwar  #Verdun  #soldier  #poilu  #1916