Author: I died in hell – They called it Passchendaele

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

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The things they carried: the horizon-blue French troops wore from 1915 on, with full kit. #ww1 #19141918 #grandeguerra #grandeguerre #premiereguerremondiale #battle (at Historial de la Grande Guerre – Musées de Péronne & Thiepval)

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Tommy’s uniform throughout the #19141918 war. #ww1 #battle #premiereguerremondiale #grandeguerra #grandeguerre (at Historial de la Grande Guerre – Musées de Péronne & Thiepval)

scrapironflotilla:A British listening post in …

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A British listening post in a shell crater in No Man’s Land near Lagincourt, 1917.

scrapironflotilla: British and Indian machine…

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British and Indian machine gunners with a Vickers machine gun, Lewis gun and range-finder, somewhere in Mesopotamia, 1917.

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Ottoman soldiers who died during the British assault from Suvla Bay during the Gallipoli campaign, 1915.

scrapironflotilla: Charles Pear – Supplying t…

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Charles Pear – Supplying the Navy, 1917.

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Camel Corps at Magdhaba – H Septimus Power, 1925.

Depicts the Camel Corp ‘Cameliers’ at the point where they were dismounting to advance on foot at Magdhaba. The Imperial Camel Corps Brigade was raised from the Australian, New Zealand and British Armies; of its four Battalions, two and a half were Australian. On 23 December 1916, in company with the Anzac Mounted Division under Major General Henry George Chauvel, the Brigade took part in the attack on a strong Turkish post at Magdhaba in Sinai. After a night march of 80km they surprised and surrounded the Turks who were over run after a hard fight.

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scrapironflotilla: Ernest Heber Thompson – B…

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Ernest Heber Thompson – Bread cutting as a drill movement, 1916.

1. Seize the knife in the right hand, the bread in the left
2. Place the loaf on the bump provided for the purpose, and the knife one inch below the top of the loaf. Draw the knife with sharp movements, to and fro across the loaf
3. On the separation of the slice from the loaf, place slice on the table, spread it with just a sensation of butter, fold it in two, and spring back to the ready position.