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The Canadian Ninetieth Winnipig Rifles on the march from their training camp at Valcartier.Valcartier Camp, at that time the largest practice encampment ever established in North-America, lay eighteen miles north of Quebec. Many of Canada's soldiers were veterans of the British army. Some saw service in South-Africa, the others were farmer's sons or young business men from the cities. Ten weeks after the start of the war the first 33,000 Canadian soldiers disembarked at Plymouth, England, with many more to follow. Follow my crew: ------------------------------------------------ @fuehrer_of_photography @modern_combat_history @todays_ww2_history @littleplanegirl @germansofww2 @trenchphotography @the_amateur_historian @alloutww2 ------------------------------------------------ #worldwar1 #worldwarone #worldwar1history #war #history #warhistory #axis #allied #warphotography #soldiers #generals #ww1dailyhistory #military #militaryhistory #follow #wwi #ww1 #worldwar1incolor #tanks #planes #ww1daily #combat #combathistory #axishistory #alliedhistory #historiansunion #LearnToNeverForget
What are you looking at? You never seen a tank in a bubble before? For those that didn’t get our Seinfeld reference, this is the Mephisto —the only remaining German A7V tank form World War I. But don’t worry, it’s being kept safe in a massive bubble in a Queensland museum. Only 20 of them were ever made. This one was used to take back the area around Villers-Bretonneux on the Western Front in France. But it got stuck in a hole and was left there. When the Allies retook the ground, they salvaged the tank as a war trophy for Queensland in 1918. Mephisto now lives at the Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich. Pics by @jesshinchy #mephisto #france #wwi #worldwarone #history #tank #war #villersbretonneux #western front #museum #ipswich #workshopsrailmuseum
HISTORY••• •D-Day/Photograph• •Time(6, June 1944)• ~When I was about twelve I remember sitting outside on a day I did not know held so much significance. It was on the 6th of June probably 6 or 7 years ago which marked the anniversary of D-Day. I did not know what D-Day was or even the meaning of it really, probably not even the date because I didn't care much about the day. I sat outside and an older gentleman sat near me. He asked me, "Do you know what today is kiddo?" I simply replied, "No" because in all honesty I did not. He looked at me and said, "Today marks D-Day or rather Decision-Day. The day in which the allies made an important decision. " What else I did not know was that this older gentleman lived through World War ll as a small child in Germany. He often told me stories about how food was scarce and how his baby sister had died due to the war which had taken all of their resources. I was young to take a lot of this in, but I was not close minded. I understood history, except not the date, and not much about the wars. I did not know almost seventy years later would be the exact moment in which lives were here lost to preserve the world we wake up to. Everyday something has happened. Past or present, marks something. Remember it to pass down to future generations who do not know but are eager to know.(The pic is of D-Day itself, pretty neat).~
'[British] barbed-wire rack production, France, during World War I. The jumble of wire and wood across the bottom, surrounding the soldiers in the scene makes for an arresting image. Each soldier is trapped in an narrow lane of mud, wearing coats and gloves to protect themselves from the barbs. There is a great sense of focused work and activity in this scene, even though some of the soldiers have stopped to look at the cameraman. Barbed wire was invented in the American mid-west by Joseph Glidden in 1874 to control livestock movement. It was soon discovered to be an effective weapon against foot soldiers. [Photo taken by David McLellan, 1918.]' - National Library of Scotland • • • • • • • • #military #history #worldwarone #firstworldwar #ww1 #ww2 #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #museum #gallery #heritage #army #Krieg #Armee #Geschichte #guerre #militaire #histoire #storia #guerra #militare #uk #british #scottish #barbedwire
Zeki Bey, Ottoman commander of Jerusalem until 1915, riding along a road with his staff, 1914. - Library of Congress • • • • • • • • #military #history #worldwarone #firstworldwar #ww1 #ww2 #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #museum #gallery #heritage #army #Krieg #Armee #Geschichte #guerre #militaire #histoire #storia #guerra #militare #ottoman #turkey #turkish
A New Zealand Officer sits at the entrance of a dug-out in the Front Line, reading a newspaper. Near Messines, Belgium May 15 1917. #worldwarone #worldwar1 #ww1 #wwi #ww2 #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #history #greatwar #thegreatwar #firstworldwar #military #tank #army #soldier #soldiers #combat #unitedhistorians #guns #trench #rifle #axis #allies #fight #combat #1914 #1915 #1916 #1917
An 87-year old man known as Ike Simms, who was born and raised in the state of Georgia, is shown proudly holding two signs that have stars on them. The representation of these stars? One for each of his eleven sons that were serving overseas and who fought in the Great War for the United States of America. Location unidentified, but possibly Atlanta, Georgia. Circa between 1917 and 1919. _____________________________ #worldwar1 #worldwarone #unitedstates #america #georgia #usa #soldiers #worldwari #worldwar1history #war #historiansunion #united_historians #history #warhistory #tripleentente #triplealliance #centralpowers #allies #warphotography #americainww1 #warphotos #ww1 #wwi #combat #soldiers #alliedhistory #historybuff #historynerd
British Soldiers on the front during the battle of Passchendaele 1917. #ww1 #worldwarone #worldwar1 #lestweforget #passchendaele #1917 #thegreatwar #wartoendallwars #britisharmy #britishsoldiers
On this day in history, November 19th 1942, the Soviets, with more than one million men, launch Operation Uranus in an attempt to encircle Axis forces in Stalingrad and turn the tide of battle. The Battle of Stalingrad began in August of 1942 and ended about five months later in February of 1943 with the successful Russian encirclement of the Germans and their allies. Stalingrad ranks among the largest and bloodiest battles in history. Almost two million people, including civilians, were either killed, wounded, or captured. The Germans chose Stalingrad as a target in order to incapacitate one of Russia's greatest industrial cities and to secure the surrounding region, the resource rich oil planes of the Caucasus and Russian south. The Germans ultimately were defeated due to many tactical mistakes and having over-extended their resources. Ultimately, the Germans were unable to throw as many men and as much equipment at the conflict as their enemies were.
British and French soldiers search a recently captured German trench at St. Pierre Divion. One French solider has three Gewehr 98 rifles slung on his shoulder, another soldier has two on his. The British soldiers further to the right sort through belts of Machine Gun ammo, as two more British soldiers approach from further down the trench line. #ww1 #worldwarone #war #history #military #army #infantry #solider #europe #france #belgium #britain #germany #stpierredivion #trench #trenchwarfare #nomansland #mud
Continuing on from yesterday, today’s post will look at the experience of Fort Saint Michel during and after the Battle of Verdun. Saint Michel came under concentrated fire from the very onset of the Battle of Verdun, suffering 105mm, 130mm, 150mm and 210mm shell hits that cause the collapse of the ditch walls in several places. Most of the damage was minor, until the 8th of May when a shell penetrated the double caponise. Unfortunately, this had been used to store artillery ammunition, hence the hit caused a devastating explosion that destroyed the caponier and 10 metres of the connecting tunnel. The same day also saw the destruction of the guardhouse that killed six and wounded two. The bombardment was intensified on the 22nd and 23rd of June as part of the bombardment for the German offensive against Fleury, Froideterre and Souville. Thankfully, the Ouvrage de Froideterre and Fort de Souville held, as the Fort de Saint Michel was a secondary German objective and its unlikely it would have offered much resistance. This is especially true seeing that it’s garrison was only 48 men, although these were reinforced on the 30th by an infantry section and a machine gun section. Shelling of the Fort peaked again on the 10-12th of July, when it received a large number of gas shells and even 210mm and 305mm howitzer shells. These devastated the Fort, destroying casemates and counterscarp walls. Nevertheless, with the German switch to the defensive following the beginning of the Somme offensive, the bombardment declined steadily from August, with only a concentrated bombardment on the night of the 22nd-23rd of October breaking this mound. Of course, as with all the Forts, work was undertaken after the battle to improve its strength. Underground shelters were dug, as was a 130mm access tunnel. In total, 720m of tunnels were dug, and these were linked to a Pamard Casemate for self defence. Today the Fort is abandoned, although the dense foliage around it unfortunately prevents any attempt to walk round its perimeter. (Taken October 2017)
Royal Army Medical Corps members search the packs of British dead for letters and effects to be sent to relatives after the Battle of Guillemont, (3 - 6 September) Historians Prior and Wilson state that from 15 July – 12 September, during this part of the Battle of the Somme, which included the fighting for Guillemont - After sixty days, 32 British divisions had been engaged and lost 126,000 men having advanced 1,000–1,500 yd (910–1,370 m) on a 12,000 yd (11,000 m) front. Somme, France, 1916. - John Warwick Brooke/IWM/Wikipedia • • • • • • • • #military #history #worldwarone #firstworldwar #ww1 #ww2 #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #museum #gallery #heritage #army #Krieg #Armee #Geschichte #guerre #militaire #histoire #storia #guerra #militare #unitedkingdom #british #somme
Morning all. . Repost from @the_great_war @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost August von Mackensen’s birthday is the 6th of December, and something out of the ordinary seemed to occur to him on this day throughout the war: . - On his 65th birthday in 1914, Mackensen was awarded the Pour Le Merite following the victory at Lodz. - His 67th birthday saw him and his forces enter and capture Bucharest. - When he turned 68 in 1917 the guns on the Eastern Front went quiet. But these are just a few moments in the story of Mackensen’s life, and if you want to find out the rest of that story, check out our new bio episode. . #ww1 #worldwar1 #worldwarone #history #war #battle #august #totenkopf #guerre #worldwar1 #guns #kaiser #militaryhistory #soldiers #firstworldwar #11thhour #westernfront #armisticeday #instagramers #instagramanet #onedirection #blacksign #instagood #statigram #vintageworld #globe_visuals #streetmobs #streetshared