Author: WWI covered live

May 19 1915 in WWI

IWM (HU 120653) “Captain Percy Beattie-Crozier. Unit: 4th Prince Albert Victor’s Rajputs, attached to 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, Indian Army. Death: 19 May 1915 Killed in action near Neuve Chapelle Western Front

May 18 1918 in WWI

IWM (Q 70017) “French and British officers by the German A7V tank ‘Elfriede’, captured near Villers-Bretonneux on 24 April 1918. Saleux”

DURIEZ Frederic

May 18 1918 in WWI

IWM (HU 90284) “Women sorting shell cases for salvage.”

May 18 1918 in WWI

IWM (Q 58186) “Ruins of Amiens, 18 May 1918. On 23 April 1918 the Germans were only nine miles from Amiens. The civilians were evacuated on 9 April and the city was bombarded daily.”

May 18 1917 in WWI

IWM (Q 103350) “An American soldier displaying a camouflaged Springfield rifle with telescopic sight used by snipers. Badonviller”

May 18 1917 in WWI

Camden Chronicle [Tennessee]. May 18 1917 

 Is your Dog an ally of the Kaiser?

May 18 1916 in WWI

IWM (Q 78056) “The French submarine L’ESPADON in the Napoleon Dock at Cherbourg”

IWM (Q 58299 A)

May 18 1915 in WWI

Serbian gunners shot down while they try and man big guns – 

The Chickasha daily express. (Chickasha, Indian Territory [Okla.])

May 17 1918 in WWI

Maurice Busset, En avion, vols et combats : estampes et récits de la Grande Guerre, 1914-1918 (1919) The death of Eugène Gilbert at Villacoublay. May 17, 1918.

Sous Lieutenant Eugène Gilbert (19 July 1889 – 17 May 1918) was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories. He had also been a famous pioneer pre-war racing pilot, flying in many countries throughout Europe.

Painting of Gilbert’s 1911 encounter with an eagle over Pyrenees.

May 17 1918 in WWI

IWM (Q 8798) “Soldiers of one of the Territorial battalions fixing barbed wire to knife-rests. Near Arras" by McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant)(Photographer)