Category: WWI History

Aug 8 1918  A British Mark V tank (B56, 9003)…

Aug 8 1918 

A British Mark V tank (B56, 9003) of the 2 Battalion, Tank Corps crossing the ditch at the side of a road at Lamotte-en-Santerre

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Jul 14 1918 “War graves of airmen near H…

Jul 14 1918 “War graves of airmen near Hesdin. In several cases damaged four bladed propellers are used as headstones” – 

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IWM (Q 29585) “Interior of captured Germ…

IWM (Q 29585) “Interior of captured German tank showing position of one of the machine gunners”
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greatwar-1914:German machine-gunners move thro…

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German machine-gunners move through a destroyed house. June 1918.

The Operation Gneisenau. A German MG 08 machine gun section advancing to take up new positions in the ruins of a house on the Montdidier – Noyon sector of the front, June 1918

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1918 “Gun crew from Regimental Headquarters …

1918 “Gun crew from Regimental Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry, firing 37mm gun during an advance against German entrenched positions”

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Cover letter for Arthur Magee’s Death Certific…

Cover letter for Arthur Magee’s Death Certificate, sent to John Magee, Saint  – nbm

New-York Tribune (New York [N.Y.]), Jun 16 191…

New-York Tribune (New York [N.Y.]), Jun 16 1918

A group of British soldiers playing with their pet mascot, a baboon, which is wearing a British Army cap, and has a pipe in its mouth. They are servicemen of the Royal Engineers from South Africa, who landed in Belgium in October 1914, served through all three Battles of Ypres, Loos and Somme, now serving on the Italian Front –  IWM (Q 26623)  

Men of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 109th Brigade, 36th Division, with their regimental goat mascot, 15 January 1915 – 

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A kneeling soldier is lifting up a pet dog in his shrapnel helmet, 22 December 1917 – 

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Rabbits reared by a Kite Balloon Section RFC at Biefvillers, 1 February 1918 – 

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‘Nancy’, the Springbok mascot of the 4th South African Regiment at the South African Brigade’s memorial service at Delville Wood, 17 February 1918 – 

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The white goat mascot of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and soldier-spectators at the 33rd Division Horse Show at Cavillon, 18 July 1917  – 

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Capt. Hans Kirschstein ‘Easy Prey’“ by rOEN911…

Capt. Hans Kirschstein ‘Easy Prey’“ by rOEN911 “Jun 14 1918 09:00 with Jasta 6 Capt. Hans Kirschstein Destroy His first and last observation Balloon above Villers-Cotterêts which belonged In French observation unit”

May 31 1918 “A badly damaged windmill th…

May 31 1918 “A badly damaged windmill that has withstood repeated shelling … near Courcelles … by Henry Armytage Sanders.”

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5 subs H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, H9 built by British…

5 subs H4H5H6, H7H8, H9 built by British Pacific Construction and Engineering Company in Van, Canada. Ordered by Imperial Russia but after the Soviets took over they were sent to US May 20 1918. Were reassembled at Puget Sound Navy Yard & commissioned by US Navy