Author: I died in hell – They called it Passchendaele

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Aug 18 1918 IWM (Q 6948) “Action of Outtersteene Ridge. Artillery observers watching the progress of the creeping barrage laid down to support the attack of 27th Brigade, 9th Division. Meteren” August 18 1918 by Brooke, John Warwick (Photographer) https://t.co/UQpC6qKJK9 https://t.co/29FCpXihww http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1163163653568266240

thisdayinwwi: thisdayinwwi: Aug 16 1918 United…

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Aug 16 1918 United States Navy cargo ship USS West Bridge torpedoed and severely damaged in the Bay of Biscay by SM U-90 with the loss of 4 of her crew. She was abandoned by the survivors but was later towed into Brest, Finistère, France https://t.co/KTppsZzA22 https://t.co/3KZGeZmaJP http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1030116689487130624

USS West Bridge (ID-2888)

hiddenwwi: Female genitalia. This particular u…

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Female genitalia. This particular underground city was occupied at various times by the French and the Americans.

French troops move the fuselage of a German Al…

French troops move the fuselage of a German Albatros C.1. through the streets of Salonika, 1916.

Officers of the Russian Military Mission at …

Officers of the Russian Military Mission at the French heavy artillery repair park of the Group of Armies North at La Neuville-Sire-Bernard, February 1917.

French Renault FT tanks resting after an attac…

French Renault FT tanks resting after an attack near Grisolles, 28 July 1918.

French gunners installing a battery of 155 Sch…

French gunners installing a battery of 155 Schneider guns in the field. The arrtillery tractor is named Marcelle. South of La Faloise, 6 April 1918.

A French gunner placing 164 mm shell cases, …

A French gunner placing 164 mm shell cases, still warmed by the explosion, in heaps by the railway gun, near Caix, August 1916.

Cases for artillery guns were collected, inspected and repaired for refilling and reuse on the Western Front. Many shell casings that you can buy today have stamps showing how many times the shell was reused.

French Schneider CA1 tanks on their way to t…

French Schneider CA1 tanks on their way to the station to be entrained for the offensive in the neighbourhood of Rheims, April 1917.

A French observation balloon in the air at t…

A French observation balloon in the air at the Vadenay aerodrome, 6 June 1917.