French artillery position near St. Mihiel 1918
An often seen picture. A long dead (?) French artilleryman lies beside his field gun somewhere near Saint Mihiel 1918. The Battle of Saint-Mihiel was a World War I battle fought between September 12 - 15, 1918, involving the American Expeditionary Force and 48,000 French troops under the command of U.S. General John J. Pershing. The United States Army Air Service (which later became the United States Air Force) played a significant role in this action.
The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, part of the Somme offensive beginning Sept. 15, 1916, saw the very first use of tank in warfare. The British Army’s Mark I, or “D1” (pictured below), was involved in the battle. Although it undoubtedly contributed to the Allied forces’ success, mechanical failures limited its effectiveness.
WW1 Colourised Photos
A Mark IV (Male) tank H45 'Hyacinth' of H Battalion ditched in a German trench while supporting the 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, one mile west of Ribecourt. Some men of the battalion are resting in the trench, 20 November 1917.
Colourised photos reveal early WWI tanks that changed history
The first ever tanks, built to overcome the terrain that ordinary military vehicles could not pass, were unleashed onto the battlefield for the first time during the battle of Flers-Courcelette in 1916.
World War I in Photos: A Century Later
One hundred years after the start of the Great War, none of the participants remain alive, and we are left with aging relics, fading photographs, scarred landscapes being reclaimed by nature, and memorials and graveyards across the globe.
British Mark IV 'Female' (Blarney Castle), Fontaine Notre Dame, November 1917
Divided reverse. No correspondence. One of the most photographed tanks of the war "Blarney Castle", a Mk IV 'female' sits where it was knocked-out by truck-borne German artillery in Fontaine Notre Dame, about 4 kilometres West of Cambrai. The British tanks suffered 70% casualties during the ill-fated attack on Fontaine-Notre-Dame on 23 November largely thanks to the accuracy of the German gunners using their anti-aircraft guns in an anti-tank role for the first time.
Crónica gráfica de la Primera Guerra Mundial - 7817
Selección de fotografías sobre la Primera Guerra MundialLa llamada también Gran Guerra estalló en 1914, entre los imperios europeos que se disputaban colonias y semicolonias en el mundo. Se enfrentaron dos bloques: la Triple Alianza (Alemania, Imperio Austro-Hungaro, Italia) y la Triple Entente (Inglaterra, Francia y Rusia). En 1917, Rusia se retiró de la Entente y entraron Italia y Estados Unidos.El asesinato del príncipe austriaco Francisco Fernando (28-6-1914) en Sarajevo...