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                                                   Al Fresco Lunch with Italian Officers

‘I recall one of the pleasantest al
fresco
lunches I ever sat down to. It was in the trenches, a couple of
hundred yards from the front, in a well-protected dug-out, which was fitted up
in somewhat similar fashion to a settler’s hut in the Far
West; it was quite snug, in fact, and we were quite a merry party crowded round
the table—in spite of the continuous booming of the guns and the screech of
shells overhead.

Considering the circumstances, I expected a
rough meal; imagine my surprise when we started with a fine hot macaroni soup,
followed by beef steaks and fried potatoes; then came a jam omelette, and we
finished up with cheese and fruit, the whole being washed down with excellent wine.
Black coffee was then brought in, and one of my hosts produced a bottle of
cognac and a box of cigars. You could not have wished for a more delightful
meal—it made me feel that even life in an entrenchment has its compensations at
times…’

Julius M. Price, British
War-Artist Correspondent, with the Italian Army – The Fortnightly, Volume
99; Volume 105
– Photo: taken in 1918 in the Forêt de Hesse, Meuse, France,
showing similar circumstances as described by Price: Italian officers’ al fresco
meal in a “snug” dugout located at about 800 yards from the front. La
Contemporaine, France

Aug 18 1919 Adventure magazine https://t.co/uo…

Aug 18 1919 Adventure magazine https://t.co/uox9Ki208p http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1163180041057947648

Aug 17 1919 Albuquerque Morning Journal publis…

Aug 17 1919 Albuquerque Morning Journal publishes this picture of New Mexico’s Aztec Ruins National Monument https://t.co/XpBbzkOgEl https://t.co/My8kpIwhdZ http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1163179425384452096

Aug 18 1918 IWM (Q 6948) “Action of Outt…

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

Aug 18 1917 IWM (Q 2742) “A French soldi…

Aug 18 1917 IWM (Q 2742) “A French soldier and a sergeant of the Royal Garrison Artillery toasting each other in French ration wine at Boezinge” August 18 1917 by Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) https://t.co/98qvauGsEm https://t.co/woI5LTRtA9 http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1163156104588734464

Aug 18 1917 Ref: ½-012897-G “New …

Aug 18 1917 Ref: ½-012897-G “New Zealand howitzer gun emplacement, Western Front … howitzer mounted in prepared gun emplacement that is heavily fortified. Photograph taken 18 August 1917 by Henry Armytage Sanders.” https://t.co/0vwK7N5cZS https://t.co/ES3U9KEUMi http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1163148555411808256

Aug 18 1918 United States Army cargo ship USAT…

Aug 18 1918 United States Army cargo ship USAT Montanan sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Gironde, France (46°47′N 13°42′W) by SM U-90 with the loss of 5 of the 86 people on board. Survivors were rescued by USS Moma https://t.co/jGJ9HpYtKp https://t.co/KrbsAxWb6X http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1163141004658036736

Aug 18 1917 IWM (Q 2737) “Object descrip…

Aug 18 1917 IWM (Q 2737) “Object description
Battle of Langemarck. Shell bursts in the distance on Pilckem Ridge” August 18 1917 by Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) https://t.co/rUbxa3u02p https://t.co/rMDWuiwLhe http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1163133458148974597

Aug 18 1915 IWM (Q 115182) “Mrs Joseph R…

Aug 18 1915 IWM (Q 115182) “Mrs Joseph Roe and Mrs Violet McBride, who day after day are manufacturing bandages for the London Hospitals … It is estimated that many miles of bandages are thus prepared in the course of an average week’s work.” https://t.co/eX9wWX43L3 https://t.co/XuwwowywpB http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1163125904916140032

Aug 19 1915 HMS E13 submarine ran aground on S…

Aug 19 1915 HMS E13 submarine ran aground on Saltholm, Denmark and shelled by the Imperial German Navy, killing 14 of the E13’s crew https://t.co/r6Pjnhds5X https://t.co/uTkIVCpgSd http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1163112064048455680