Category: british army

Scene of the Gatehouse at Welbeck Abbey, Notti…

Scene of the Gatehouse at Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire – Arthur Spooning, 1918.

Infantry Brigade Signal Office, Flanders HQ – …

Infantry Brigade Signal Office, Flanders HQ – Francis Patrick Martin, c1916.

French and British officers at the entrance …

French and British officers at the entrance to the Salle des Fetes (I think this is kind of like a town hall or a community centre?) at the citadel in Amiens, 14 July 1918.

Merry-Go-Round – Mark Gertler, 1916.

Merry-Go-Round – Mark Gertler, 1916.

I usually like the really modernist stuff, but I’m not a fan of this.

A Tank in Action – John Hassal, 1917.

A Tank in Action – John Hassal, 1917.

A happy looking soldier of the 1/6th North S…

A happy looking soldier of the 1/6th North Staffs, with French soldiers in a trench. Neuville St Vaast, February 1916.

Exchanging addresses during the relief. 1/6t…

Exchanging addresses during the relief. 1/6th North Staffs and 50th French Infantry, Neuville St Vaast, February 1916.

That’s pretty cute.

Fortunino Matania – A Horse Is Removing a Woun…

Fortunino Matania – A Horse Is Removing a Wounded Man on a Sledge, 1918.

An estimated 100 million 18 pounder shells wer…

An estimated 100 million 18 pounder shells were fired by British and Dominion forces during the war – the equivalent of 44 shells per second, every second of the day, for the entire 1,561 days of the war.

Regular

Fun fact for the day
By September 1918  one man in every 1000 of the BEF was in military prison, making about 2000 prisoners.
For the Australians it was one man in every 100, also about 2000 prisoners.