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"The Great War" (1914- 1918)

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WWI Scotish Soldier Scottish soldiers wear kilt in battle; Kilt apron used to replace the sporran (held items) and protected the kilt when in the line; Gas carried in small bags over the kilt, like a sporran. Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Wilhelm Ii, Kaiser Wilhelm, History Online, World History, World War One, First World, Fukushima

WW1 Scottish Soldier

Postcard photo of a Scottish Regiment soldier no doubt taken for his family. Thousands of such photos were produced but regrettably few bear any identification. He is wearing a cover over the kilt.

Frank Hurley This is the morning after the first battle of Passchendaele on the Western Front and wounded Australian infantry are still in the mud seeking assistance World War One, First World, Battle Of Passchendaele, Wilhelm Ii, Anzac Day, Spiegel Online, Historical Images, To Infinity And Beyond, World History

The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place in Belgium during WWI between Allied forces (Australia, New Zealand, and the UK) fighting against Germany. During the course of the battle Allied forces win the fighting, but overall gain very little ground. There are a total of 13,000 casualties; more than 2,700 of them being from New Zealand. This marks the largest loss of life in a single day in the nation’s history. October 12, 1917

In this image Australian infantry wear small box respirators (SBR). The soldiers are from the Battalion, Australian Division at Garter Point near Zonnebeke, Ypres sector, September Photo credit: Frank Hurley Wilhelm Ii, Kaiser Wilhelm, World War One, First World, Bataille De Verdun, Flanders Field, Anzac Day, World History, Military History

Australian soldiers wearing respirator gas masks during WWI. While under chlorine gas attacks, soldiers were instructed to urinate on their masks in order to more effectively combat the gas. However if for some reason they did not have a mask on hand, they were told to urinate on a piece of cloth and cover their face in it. Water also worked but was less effective. Ypres, Belgium - September 27, 1917.

Vietnamese conscripts fighting for France in WWI. More than one million Vietnamese men were taken from their homeland and forced to fight in the French army during WWI in World War One, First World, Vietnamese Men, Ww1 Photos, French Army, Indochine, Interesting History, Photo Postcards, Military History

Vietnamese conscripts fighting for France in WWI. More than one million Vietnamese men were taken form their homeland and forced to fight in the French army during the war. 1917.

WWI: Manfred von Richthofen – the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. Manfred Von Richthofen, Baron Von Richthofen, World War One, First World, Flying Ace, Fighter Pilot, Hero Fighter, Fighter Aircraft, Interesting History

Manfred von Richthofen - the “Red Baron” Despite crashing on his first solo flight, Richthofen would soon become infamous among Allied soldiers and a national hero within Germany. Between 1916-1918 he would attain 80 confirmed combat victories. This picture was taken in 1917; in April of 1918 he was shot down and killed at the age of 25.

"The Battle of Somme - This was an early attempt to co-ordinate infantry, artillery and air attacks. With no radios in aircraft, success depended on precise timing. Ww1 History, World History, Military History, History Online, History Facts, World War One, First World, Schlacht An Der Somme, Battle Of The Somme

“This was an early attempt to co-ordinate infantry, artillery and air attacks. With no radios in aircraft, success depended on precise timing.”

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Austro-Hungarian army executes civilians in Serbia Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Wilhelm Ii, Kaiser Wilhelm, World War One, First World, Fukushima, Execution By Firing Squad, Art Noir

Serbian prisoners of war executed by an Austrian firing squad during WWI. 1917.

Post with 0 votes and 102 views. A German soldier and a British soldier sharing a smoke during a Christmas truce in the trenches (WWI) German Soldier, British Soldier, British Army, World War One, First World, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Random Pictures, Christmas Truce

British and German soldiers exchanging cigarettes and other gifts during the Christmas Truce of 1914. December 24-25, 1914 - 97 years ago this Christmas.

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