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Departure of the Hospital Ship Maheno – Walter Armiger Bowring, 1915.

Aug 15 1918 “Night attack with phosphoro…

Aug 15 1918 “Night attack with phosphorous bombs, Gondrecourt, Aug. 15, 1918 / Signal Corps photo by Sgt. J.J. Marshal" 

Library of Congress Control Number: 2016645723

Aug 15 1918 “A garden of the Directorate…

Aug 15 1918 “A garden of the Directorate of Agricultural Production at Etaples” https://t.co/Fhn2JIa6TJ https://t.co/YLgRpLnL9H http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1029764179245203456

Aug 15 1918 “American transport ships on…

Aug 15 1918 “American transport ships on the Mersey River out from the Princes Landing Stage. Liverpool” https://t.co/a7OmNTLJG4 https://t.co/2kCjd8WYHf http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1029763944406085633

Aug 15 1918 “Portuguese officer doing a …

Aug 15 1918 “Portuguese officer doing a trick with a walking stick, Roffey Camp, Horsham” https://t.co/cI2hHwIix6 https://t.co/Awy7YZyOES http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1029763723269832705

Aug 15 1918 “Spectators at the public di…

Aug 15 1918 “Spectators at the public display of physical training given by No. 13 Convalescent Depot at Trouville” https://t.co/reXxsuV4Lg https://t.co/ni1k7o0Szj http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1029763297690542080

Aug 15 1918 “Portuguese soldier wearing …

Aug 15 1918 “Portuguese soldier wearing gas mask, Roffey Camp, Horsham” https://t.co/CXShXGo6ub https://t.co/VNyGT5iCQV http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1029763057348530176

Aug 15 1918 “Soldier of the Directorate …

Aug 15 1918 “Soldier of the Directorate of Agricultural Production tending celery which grow along the bottom of an old communication trench. Vimy Ridge” https://t.co/6YdABY0Yum https://t.co/jdJxERiCDY http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1029762823683883008

Aug 15 1918 “Troops of the Leinster Regi…

Aug 15 1918 “Troops of the Leinster Regiment (possibly) and the 14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish) checking vegetables grown at Etaples” https://t.co/xcmhAuiakZ https://t.co/ShpRBgeGn5 http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1029762509488578561

“Happy! So happy to see trees again and shade …

“Happy! So happy to see
trees again and shade – The sector is calm, and picturesque with all these
trees, fresh water springs, and abandoned vegetable gardens where the men pick
tons and tons of good things!”

WW1 French soldier’s memoir – 1914-1918, quatre années sur le front: carnets d’un combatant
Photo : August 15 1918, French soldiers walking through the Ribecourt
sector that the German just abandoned. La Contemporaine

Note: on
August 14-15 1918, the important capture of Ribecourt, six
miles southwest of Noyon, brought the French to the
gates of Lassigny. Through Ribecourt lies an open
route up the Oise valley to Noyon—a route by
railroad & Canal. The French
& allies now have almost entire control of the Thiescourt plateau. Map of this area.