Lest I Forget
War: What is good for? This is a collection of moments during The Great War and intended for use in an English class I took. It is a war not many know or…
Unseen WW1 photographs by Irish Rifleman uncovered
A photograph of George Hackney, taken at Poulainville, Picardy, Northern France, October 1915. Hackney was made a Lance Corporal the day before the Battalion left for France, along with his friend John Ewing. Before advancing to the Front, the men were billeted in a barn in the village of Poulainville.
Whizz Bangs And Wind-Ups: 10 Tommy Slang Terms
Brit WWI Slang - "Whizz Bang" A light shell fired from one of the smaller calibre field guns, referring to the sound as the shell came to explode. A range of slang terms were used for different types of artillery shell, including 'woolly bear' for the burst and smoke of any big German high explosive shell. "Sign advertising the 'Whizz Bangs' Concert Party, Dec 1916."
Trench warfare was a technique used on the western front in which troops are staying in areas similar to this and the enemy is practically next to them. It was very dangerous because there was death upon their shoulder every second they stayed there and it was very unsanitary and caused many people to start going crazy.
10 Photos of Life in the Trenches
Most activity in front line trenches took place at night under cover of darkness. During daytime soldiers would try to get some rest, but were usually only able to sleep for a few hours at a time.Pictured: 4 Canadians sleeping and writing letters in the trenches near Willerval.
A pair of Belgian soldiers circa 1915, armed with 'Belgian Mausers'
De twee broers vonden een hele oude foto in het huis van hun tante. Op deze foto stonden twee broers. Een van de twee broers was hun opa, het was de man van Rosie. Hij en zijn broer die amper 15 was vochten samen mee in de eerste wereldoorlog. Deze foto werd gemaakt vlak voor ze ten strijden trokken tegen de Duitsers.
A Million Red Poppies Fall From The Sky In Moving Reenactment Of A World War One Battle
Historical reenactors from The Great War Society dressed as the 4th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment at The Tank Museum, Bovington. The field was covered in poppies in remembrance of Britain entering WWI.
Articles | Encyclopédie du patrimoine culturel de l'Amérique française – histoire, culture, religion, héritage
Symbol of the Ultimate Sacrifice Vimy Monument, Pas-de-Calais, France, 2008 Vimy Monument, Pas-de-Calais, France, 2008 The Vimy Memorial not only commemorates Canada's great World War I victory at Vimy, but also pays tribute to all those risked or gave their lives to serve their country during the four years of fighting. Consequently, the memorial has considerable cultural and heritage significance in Canada. Its imposing presence on the ridge where so many soldiers died recalls a widely held Ca
World War I in Photos: Technology
Industrialization brought massive changes to warfare during the Great War. Newly-invented killing machines begat novel defense mechanisms, which, in turn spurred the development of even deadlier technologies. Nearly every aspect of what we would consider modern warfare debuted on World War I battlefields.