WWI

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  The First World War wound up to a deuced bloody stalemate by 1914. From the English Channel to the Swiss border, the historic trenches of World War I skeined through the countryside. Millions of men on either side were locked in a barren and unavailing bloodbath trying to break open holes in each others’ […]

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The Dissolution Of Empires Post World War I.

by Daniel Russ on August 6, 2016

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Sikhs In Paris, 1914. There is no greater or more poignant reminder of the effects of imperialism than ANZAC Day. ANZAC is an acronym for what otherwise would be commonly called the combined Australian and New Zealand military forces that fought under the purview of the United Kingdom. These were excellent armies, auxiliaries of sorts […]

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Artists Configure Ceramic Poppies To Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI

August 1, 2014

  Artists placed 888,246  ceramic poppies ( I suppose to cover all the casualties of WWI from the United Kingdom in World War I). I found this on thisiscollosal.com, an art blog and Gizmodo. Click to enlarge. Ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper handmade these with over 50 other artists and they are […]

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The Flying Elephant. A Tank So Heavy The British Decided Not To Build It.

July 19, 2014

   The Flying Elephant   What amazes me the most about history is how much of it we miss, even when we are in pursuit of this. In all the bears I have been immersing myself into military history, I have never before seen this design. But the Flying Elephant was a British super heavy […]

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The German K Tank Would Have Been Operated By 27 Men.

July 17, 2014

(Click to enlarge visuals) . The giant German K wagon commissioned by Kaiser Hindenburg. The sole operational prototype was destroyed under the terms of the armistice and Treaty of Versailles that would not allow Germany to possess tanks. It was monstrous armored beast, bristling with armaments to include, four 77mm fortress guns, and seven maxim […]

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200,000 Irish Fought In World War I To Preserve An Empire They Despised.

June 12, 2014

    Before the world erupted in war in 1914, Ireland itself was on the edge of civil war. But it was an MP in the House of Common named John Redmond who argued to the southern Irish Roman Catholics that “ the interests of Ireland – of the whole of Ireland – are at […]

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Great Photos Of World War I A Garbage Collector Found In Trash Cans In England. Part II.

May 8, 2014

      German 5.9 Inch heavy cannon Probably a 240 mm German heavy siege gun . Brits, probably . Most likely WWII, North Africa, British 8th Army . Brits, WWI. .   Related Posts:Great Photos Of World War I A Garbage Collector Found In Trash Cans In England.Most Politicians Would Have Been Destroyed By […]

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Great Photos Of World War I A Garbage Collector Found In Trash Cans In England.

May 7, 2014

Bob Smthurst, a garbage collector from Essex, England has been collection thousands of World War I photographs that people discarded into their trash cans. Some of them are remarkable in their clarity, their oddness, and the stark reality of the war and hat it leaves behind.   Massive artillery shells, neatly inscribed by German soldiers […]

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200,000 Chinese Worked For The Allies In World War I In The Trenches.

January 10, 2014

    Chinese Labor Corps    Just coming into the memory of history again is another chapter few have heard about. The fact is, the trenches that World War I brought to combat were in fact quite operose affairs. It took thousands of men to dig them. They often had roofing, and inner chambers built […]

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The Amazing World War I Propaganda Art Of Louis Raemakers.

November 29, 2013
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    .     .     .     .     .     Soon after the outbreak of the First World War, the British government noticed that the Germans were quite deft at shaping messages to promote support for the war effort. We laugh at the obviously transparent contrivances that are […]

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What They Carried. The US Infantryman In World War II.

May 16, 2013

  When the Japanese attacked the US military installation at Pearl Harbor, the US wasn’t really ready for war. In fact, we were plainly under equipped, under dressed, out matched in almost everyway by a typical German or Japanese soldier. What the United States of America was ready for on December 7th, 1941, was industrial […]

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US War Time Rationing Posters

March 19, 2013

        Source: SCRATCH MAGAZINE     Related Posts:The Amazing World War I Propaganda Art Of Louis Raemakers.British World War II War PostersGerman World War II Propaganda Posters.World War I Propaganda Poster In Yiddish.War Art

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The Imperial Russian Evstafi Class Battleship Ioan Zlatoust 1910, The Last Pre Dreadnought Battleships Ever Built.

September 3, 2012

Ioann Zlatoust was an Evstafi class battleship of the Imperial Russian Navy. She was the last of the pre-dreadnought battleships to be built in the west and served in the Black Sea Fleet. She was the second ship of the Evstafi class. This particular ship engaged the German battlecruiser SMS Goeben during combat at Cape […]

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The De Bruyere C1.

January 27, 2012

  In many ways the invention of its designer, Marcel de Bruyere, the De Bruyere C1 is a preview things to come in the future of air combat. I think about the A-10: engines in the back, radical design, unimpeded cradle for a gun in the front. Heavy gun made for anti armor role. In […]

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The Daimler MarienWagen. Germany’s First Tank.

October 27, 2011

  In some ways the monstrous MarienWagen Gepanzert was the German’s first tank, or rather, their reaction to seeing large English and French tanks on the battlefield at The Somme. They had two machine guns and two 20mm cannons. This monstrosity was built by Daimler. It was operated by six to ten people and fairly […]

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World War I Propaganda Poster In Yiddish.

August 19, 2011

Yiddish World War I Propaganda Poster Yiddish is a jewish language that is mostly German and Slavic languages, a little Polish and Hebrew and Russian. It was spoken by the large Eastern European Jewish community. The poster says: “Food will win the war! You came here seeking freedom; now you must help to preserve it. […]

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Curious World War I Technology

June 6, 2011

  http://www.massobserver.com/2009/03/wwi-technology-special/ Related Posts:Most Politicians Would Have Been Destroyed By A Fiasco Like Gallipoli. Not Winston Churchill.The Dissolution Of Empires Post World War I.Artists Configure Ceramic Poppies To Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWIThe Flying Elephant. A Tank So Heavy The British Decided Not To Build It.The German K Tank […]

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The French Machine Boirault Mine Field/Barbed Wire/Trench Crossing Machine

May 7, 2011

The Machine Boirault was a very large French solution to moving firepower through the static and heavy fire environments of World War I. Not many people know that it was the French who invented the tank and in between World War I and World War II they did most of the initial development on tank […]

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Corporal Frank Buckles, Last Living US WWI “Doughboy” Dies At 110.

February 28, 2011
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“Washington (CNN) — Frank Buckles, the last U.S. World War I veteran, has died, a spokesman for his family said Sunday. He was 110. Buckles “died peacefully in his home of natural causes” early Sunday morning, the family said in a statement sent to CNN late Sunday by spokesman David DeJonge. Buckles marked his 110th […]

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Frank Buckles, 110 Year Old US WWI Combat Veteran

February 2, 2011

Happy Birthday to Frank Buckles of Charlestown, West Virginia! Frank, the last American World War I Veteran celebrates his 110th birthday today. He joined the army in 1917 and was an ambulance driver on the western front. He was also held prisoner in WWII as a civilian. Source: Facebook Related Posts:Most Politicians Would Have Been […]

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