thisdayinwwi:British planes down Zeppelin L 48…


British planes down Zeppelin L 48 which crashed in fields at Holly Tree Farm at Theberton, Suffolk #OTD Jun 17 1917…

                                        “And y…

you know, Maggie – a wooden is not hereditary”

1919, American soldier returning home from the war, with a prothetic leg –  “You And Our Maimed Soldiers” – The Red Cross Magazine, Volume 14



Italian soldier on Indian motorbike, WWI

Jun 17 1917 in WWI

USS Oklahoma “triplets” which guard the forward deck – 

Image 1 of New-York tribune (New York [N.Y.]), June 17, 1917

Should we put wheels on our Battleships?


Richmond Times-Dispatch – Jun 17 1917

Jun 17 1916 in WWI

America’s highway network as of 1916 – 

The Colfax chronicle. (Colfax, Grant Parish, La.)

thisdayinwwi: June 17 1916 – NYC Polio Epidem…


June 17 1916 – NYC Polio Epidemic Health officials announce polio epidemic centered in Brooklyn

In the early 1950s, before polio vaccines were available, polio outbreaks caused more than 15,000 cases of paralysis each year in the United States. Following introduction of vaccines—specifically, trivalent inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) in 1955 and trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) in 1963—the number of polio cases fell rapidly to less than 100 in the 1960s and fewer than 10 in the 1970s.

Polio has been eliminated from the United States thanks to widespread polio vaccination in this country. This means that there is no year-round transmission of poliovirus in the United States. Since 1979, no cases of polio have originated in the United States. However, the virus has been brought into the country by travelers with polio. The last time this happened was in 1993. – CDC

Jun 17 1915 in WWI

IWM (Q 13301) “Shelters, dug into the hill side to protect horses from shell fire.“ by Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer)

IWM (Q 13303) “View from inside No. 1 Fort (behind No. 1 and No. 2 guns) at Cape Helles. In background can be seen the camps, etc., behind ‘V’ Beach, the old fort and village of Sedd el Bahr, the entrance Dardanelles and the Asiatic coast.” by Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer)

Picture of Gilbert Edison Rose. His “par…

Picture of Gilbert Edison Rose. His “parents were early settlers to the Rangiwahia district. Gilbert served with the 27th New Zealand Mounted Rifles during World War One. His military service began on 28 October 1916 and ended Jun 17 1919

Jun 17 1919 Memorial Service, St. Paul’s…

Jun 17 1919 Memorial Service, St. Paul’s Church, Rothesay, New Brunswick