scrapironflotilla: Australian light horsemen …

scrapironflotilla:

Australian light horsemen resting.

                                              …

                                                                     “It wasn’t so bad”

“The Boches flew over us
very low shooting their guns. No
bullets came near us but soon they began to shell our abri. One shell hit it
fair but didn’t cave it in. It seemed miraculous that we were not hurt. The
shell exploded just ten feet from where I was. We had several trips and I think
that the Boshes shelled us for the shells came uncomfortably near the
road. But even at that, it wasn’t so bad. I missed the best. Though I was lucky
to save my baggage (i.e. wounded)”

April 1918,
Northeast France, American ambulance driver’s dairy – Private Heller and the
Bantam Boys: An American Medic in World War I
– Photo: Spring 1918, France, a
shell exploding too close for comfort… La Contemporaine, France.

scrapironflotilla: Australian motorcyclis…

scrapironflotilla:

Australian motorcyclists on a road near Jerusalem, 1917.

thisdayinwwi:

thisdayinwwi:

Apr 20 1918 “Moses, the donkey mascot of the New Zealand Army Service Company, in a playful mood” https://t.co/Vdiny76akB https://t.co/MA6HfXH12W http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/987084103169097729

thisdayinwwi: Apr 20 1918 “Two Handley Page O/…

thisdayinwwi:

Apr 20 1918 “Two Handley Page O/400 bombers on the aerodrome near Dunkirk”

IWM (Q 12035)

IWM (Q 12037)

IWM (Q 12034)

IWM (Q 12038)

“Thurday, April 18 1918 – On duty at 7 P…

“Thurday, April 18 1918 – On duty at 7 P.M. — Very quiet. Hardly a gun shot. Cook from
Nice is a music wizard – No Calls.”

American ambulance in Argonne, Verdun sector – France – Diaries of Samuel Keplinger – Photo: WW1 French soldiers playing music in the abri at night.

scrapironflotilla: Australian troops rescui…

scrapironflotilla:

Australian troops rescuing an officer whose parachute has become entangled with the branches of a high tree on his descent from his balloon. One of them is climbing up the trunk of the tree. Near Zillebeke, 20 September 1917.

greatwar-1914: Conscripts arrive at a British …

greatwar-1914:

Conscripts arrive at a British training camp at Etaples, 1918.

Apr 20 1918 “Two Handley Page O/400 bomb…

Apr 20 1918 “Two Handley Page O/400 bombers on the aerodrome near Dunkirk”

IWM (Q 12035)

IWM (Q 12037)

IWM (Q 12034)

IWM (Q 12038)

Apr 20 1918 “Moses, the donkey mascot of…

Apr 20 1918 “Moses, the donkey mascot of the New Zealand Army Service Company, in a playful mood” https://t.co/Vdiny76akB https://t.co/MA6HfXH12W http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/987084103169097729