Category: WWI History


Feb 12 1918

IWM (Q 10258) “Captured German AEG G.IV bomber biplane with RFC identification marks on the British aerodrome at Saint Omer" by McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 

Feb 12 1917

Grafton & Co’s., Fire, Below Zero, Feb 12 1917, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Feb 12 1916

Illustrated London News – French Infantry Attacking German Artillery, Champagne

Feb 12 1915 

Uncle Sam’s Enormous Gun to Protect the Panama Canal –  The Anderson daily intelligencer. (Anderson, S.C.) 

Only one member of Canadian military dies #OnThisDay Oct 26 1919: 26-year-old Pte Kenneth Sutherland, 153491, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment), 43rd Bn, dies of

Tuberculosis (TB) #OTD October 26 1919. Son of Robert and Johan Sutherland of Riverside Cottages, Lower Brora, Brora, Sutherland, Scotland.

1917. “U.S. Navy Yard, Washington. Sight shop, big gun section.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. Possible future armament for the New Mexico (BB-40/42) class – Shorpy


89th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery 12 inch howitzer near Dickebusch, June 14 1916

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IWM (Q 713)

IWM (Q 711)

IWM (Q 710)

Jun 14 1916 

IWM (Q 714) “12 inch howitzer (Mark I) on railway mounting of the 89th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery in action; near Dickebusch" by Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer)

IWM (Q 6566) “The Battle of the Lys (Operation Georgette). Gunners of the 29th Siege Battery RGA getting a 6 inch Mark VII gun into position near Caestre" by Brooke, John Warwick (Lieutenant) (Photographer)

IWM (Q 6568)

IWM (Q 10918) “An RAF Chaplain leads the coffin of Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen past the saluting party as it enters the cemetery at Bertangles. The coffin is carried by six pilots of No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps.“ by Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant) 

IWM (Q 10923)

IWM (Q 10921)

IWM (WWC H22-20) Mrs Anna Elizabeth Whiteley, Canadian Army Medical Corps dies at Boulogne on Apr 21 1918

United Kingdom War Helmet cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east by north of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-75 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived

Apr 17 1918  

 IWM (Q 11599) “Gunners of the Royal Garrison Artillery firing a 9.2 inch railway gun by its crane. Near Bethune" by Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant)(Photographer)

Apr 17 1917

The forced landing Itl.Flugzeug at Maria Gail Apr 17, 1917, Das zur Landung gezwungene Itl.Flugzeug bei Maria Gail – 1, 2

Apr 17 1916

IWM (Q 576) “Australian troops of the 2nd Anzac Division parading for the trenches; Fleurbaix" by Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 

Apr 17 1915

Greek Ellispontos cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea off the Noord Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands) (51°52′N3°00′E) by SM UB-4

Apr 16 1918

IWM (Q 6639) “The Battle of the Lys. A French armoured car supporting two companies of the 18th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (Composite Force, 15th Corps). Meteren" Brooke, John Warwick (Lieutenant) (Photographer)

Apr 16 1917


Q 70033 “The French liner Sontay sinking in the Mediterranean after being torpedoed by the enemy submarine.”

Apr 16 1916

Le Petit Journal Apr 16 1916 

Les Allemands brulent leurs morts dans les hauts-fourneaux

The Germans burn their dead in blast furnaces 

Apr 16 1915 

50 blind soldiers at US home in England where they will be retrained to live life