Category: WWI History

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

May 21 1918 “ Officers of the WAAC visiting th…

May 21 1918 “ Officers of the WAAC visiting the wreckage of a German Friedrichshafen G.III bomber at Villers-au-Bois, 21 May 1918. Air mechanics of the Royal Air Force salvaging parts of the aircraft ”

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Pte Leopold Delisle, Canadian Expeditionary Fo…

Pte Leopold Delisle, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canadian Infantry, Service #62218. Delisle’s court-martial found him guilty of desertion and sentenced him to be shot dead. #OnThisDay May 21 1918 he became 1 of 23 Canadians executed for military offenses

May 19 1918 “Crater caused by the explos…

May 19 1918 “Crater caused by the explosion of a British ammunition dump at Wardrecques”

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Famous pioneer pre-war racing pilot and at one…

Famous pioneer pre-war racing pilot and at one time Top French ACE, Eugène Gilbert, is killed on May 17 1918 when test-flying a new aircraft at Villacoublay. Painting by Maurice Busset

May 15 1918 “ American 320 mm railway guns in …

May 15 1918 “ American 320 mm railway guns in action, north of Mailly ”

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May 13 1918 “Two soldiers look out of a …

May 13 1918 “Two soldiers look out of a dugout at the front line, Hebuterne in France. A close up view of the entrance with sandbags and corrugated iron roof prominent” – 

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Colourised by Tom Marshall at PhotograFix

Tanks in WWI Cartoons

Oct 5 1917 – Free Lance 

Design for a Tank on the Rufigi Front in German East Africa

Richmond Times-Dispatch – Jun 17 1917

The Sphere Magazine Jun 30 1917 

French Tank in action

The Ogden Standard – October 21, 1916 – Pg 19 of 22

Armored Shields

A French rifleman behind a mobile armoured shield in the Aisne area, 10 February 1916 –  IWM (Q 45930)

Daily Capital Journal., Jan 27 1916 –  Germans using armored shields after they were abandoned by retreating Russians

Scientific American, July 17, 1915 issue – Personal bullet shield

Apr 20 1918 “Two Handley Page O/400 bomb…

Apr 20 1918 “Two Handley Page O/400 bombers on the aerodrome near Dunkirk”

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