Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in WW1) in France 1915. Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)
World War One Photo: Cloth Hall in Ypres
The scribbled handwriting names this photo ‘the cloth hall in Ypres.’ Haunting as a ghost of itself; reminiscent of Henry the VIII’s destruction of the abbeys- only a few walls remain. The space is…
Slaughter On The Somme - Legion Magazine
Mud-spattered and exhausted Canadian soldiers return from their trenches on the Somme, November 1916. PHOTO: WILLIAM IVOR CASTLE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA000832 On July 1, 1916, a largely volunteer British army attacked a well-trained and well-entrenched German force. It was the blackest day in British military history. By its end, more casualties had been suffered […]
Battle of Mons was the first battle of WW1 involving the British Army. The British troops can be seen using the Lee Enfield Short Magazine 3, and were capable of firing over 20 aimed shots per minute. The rate if fire was so great that the German Army believed that it was under fire from machine guns.
Major Wilson and Major Midgeley, Gallipoli, Turkey Mayor Wilson and Major Midgeley standing at the entrance of a sap, Gallipoli, Turkey. Photographed by an unknown photographer in 1915 World War, 1914-1918 - Military personnel, New Zealand