Saturday, July 27, 2019

50 Amazing Colorized Photos of World War 1 Volume 2

American troops visiting 'A' Company Headquarters, of the 37th Battalion, Picardie, Somme, 21 June 1918.

This photo of an unknown Royal Engineer, was taken by an amateur photographer, Alfred Dupire at 45, Rue d'Amiens, Warloy-Baillon, in 1916.

Ottoman troops with the Ottoman 1890 Mauser rifle.

New Zealand troops of the 9th (Wellington East Coast Rifles) Regiment being issued with their rum ration at Fleaurbaix, June 1916. The soldier on the extreme left wears sandbags as leggings. Note unorthodox footwear.

5th Battle Squadron; HMS Valiant, Warspite & Malaya about to open fire; taken from HMS Barham. 5th Battle Squadron fought at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 as part of Admiral Beatty’s Battle Cruiser Fleet.

French nurse attending British wounded at Maizy, 27 May 1918 during the Third Battle of the Aisne.

Support troops from the 4th Australian Infantry Brigade wait behind Quinn's Post, Gallipoli, after it was retaken on 29 May 1915.

Landsturm infantrymen pose beside a Hotchkiss revolving-cannon in Lille (Théâtre du Nord). WW1.

HMS ‘Tiger’, which fought with ‘Queen Mary’ in the
1st Battlecruiser Squadron, during her trials in October 1914.

Men of the 2nd Australian Division (possibly 26th Batt./7th Brigade) in a front line trench at Croix du Bac, near Armentieres, May 1916. 

British troops moving an 8-inch Mk V howitzer into position, Bécordel-Bécourt, in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France. 26 May 1917.

Vickers F.B.26 A Vampire single-seat pusher biplane fighter. 1918.

An Italian Lieutenant with gasmask and a Carcano mod.91 rifle "Moschetto TS" for special troops.

Major General Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell at the New Zealand Divisional Headquarters, Bus-les-Artois, France. 21 May 1918

10,000 heroic war horses died between 1 and 10 April 1918 during Operation Michael, part of the German Spring Offensive.

British gunners watching German prisoners, wounded and visibly distressed, passing after the taking of Guillemont. Battle of Guillemont (Somme) September 3rd 1916.

A German soldier from Landsturm-Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon Wetzlar (XVIII.28). WWI

12th Battalion of the Royal Scots out on patrol near Méteren. 23 June 1918.

On June 28, 1914, The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (above), heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, occurred in Sarajevo when they were mortally wounded by Gavrilo Princip. 

The assassination led directly to the First World War when Austria-Hungary subsequently issued an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia, which was partially rejected. Austria-Hungary then declared war, triggering actions leading to war between most European states.

Unteroffizier Hussar of the 3rd Royal Saxon Hussar Regiment No. 20. WW1

A sentry uses a box periscope in a trench on the 36th Division front, near Essigny, 7 February 1918.

Munitionnettes - February 1916 

Production of the so-called "Crapouillots" the 20 kg Medium A.L.S bombs for the 58mm French trench mortar.

In all countries at war, women participate in the war effort and perform tasks often performed by men until then. In 1918, the French arms industry had 1.7 million workers, compared with 50,000 before the war. Among them, 430,000 women.

Canadian wounded enjoying a cup of tea at Advanced Dressing Station during the advance East of Arras. October 1918.

5 soldiers of the Transport Section, 259th Battalion en route to Siberia - Vancouver, B.C. Dec 1918

The Third Battle of the Aisne. French and British troops marching back together through Passy-sur-Marne, Aisne, France. 29 May 1918.

"Gode Kammerater" (Good Comrades)

Danes in the German Army 1914-18
(1896 7.7cm Krupp Field Gun)

In the First World War, around 26,000 Danish-speaking German citizens from Northern Schleswig fought in the German army, because of Denmark’s defeat and the annexation of Schleswig-Holstein by Prussia in the Second War of Schleswig in 1864. As a result, a large group of Danes became German citizens, and were thus obliged to do military service in the German army.

16 May 1919, Invalides - Court of Honour, The military medal is awarded to the 1st Senegalese Tirailleurs Regiment (1er RTS)

The Battle of the Lys.
Gunners of the Royal Field Artillery getting an 18 pounder gun into action alongside a ruined cottage. Near Saint-Floris, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. 2 May 1918.

A dog handler of the Royal Engineers (Signals) reading the message that has just been brought to him by his messenger dog. The dog swam across the canal to deliver the message and still looks quite wet. The photograph was taken at a Army Veterinary Corps HQ Kennel near Nieppe Wood. 19 May 1918

Life in a trench at the Karst platea on the Isonzo Front.
A guard observes beyond the loophole with a Vetterli rifle, another infantryman lights his pipe, one slumbers, another tries to write a letter with a pencil. ca. 1916

The Battles of the Isonzo, were a series of 12 battles between the Austro-Hungarian and Italian armies, mostly on the territory of present-day Slovenia, and the remainder in Italy along the Isonzo River on the eastern sector of the Italian Front between June 1915 and November 1917.

On the 7th of May 1915, the RMS Lusitania ocean liner, travelling from New York to Liverpool, was hit by a torpedo fired from a German U-boat. The ship sank off the coast of Ireland, killing approximately 1,200 people, including 94 children.

The sinking of the 'Lusi', one of the largest, fastest and most luxurious passenger liners of its day, caused widespread shock and outrage. The anti-German sentiment it provoked was used as a recruitment tool in the British war effort and helped to shift public opinion in the United States against Germany, leading them to enter the war in 1917.

The German government claimed that Lusitania was a legitimate target due to the war supplies she was carrying - as were many other British ships. However, British and American enquiries later declared the sinking to have been unlawful.

The colour scheme shown was from an earlier voyage as reports suggest that on her fateful voyage, the funnels had been painted black as a form of wartime camouflage.

Five German NCOs from the Field Signal Troop #229 with their signalling equipment in the Vosges Mountains, Alsace-Lorraine. May 1917.

French soldiers of the 148e Régiment d'Infanterie prepare to get off the trench during the Battle of Artois. Neuville-Saint-Vaast - Nord, France. 9 May 1915

A group of British troops at Fleurbaix, 5 kms. south-west of Armentieres. May 1916.

Happy Canadians who captured Vimy Ridge returning to rest billets on motor lorries. May, 1917.

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

New Zealand soldiers using a Lewis machine gun in the front line during World War I. 
Photograph taken in the Messines Sector, Belgium, May 1917 

The fox cub mascot of No. 32 Squadron RAF in a S.E.5 plane, at Humières Aerodrome, St. Pol, France. 5 May 1918 

Gunners of the Royal Field Artillery training their horses in gas mask drill near Mont-Saint-Éloi, Nord-Pas-de-Calais. 15 May 1918
The ruins of the abbey can be seen in the background.

65 Mountain Battery, French soldiers surrounding a cannon - 1915.

Corps Expeditionaire d'Orient (CEO, AFO) during the Gallipoli Campaign. 
Soldiers of the French Foreign Legion on the front line in a trench within 30 meters of the Turks - Dardanelles, Ottoman Empire, April 1915 - January 1916

Battle of the Canal of Reims, 16-24 April 1917

An Anzac soldier carrying a wounded comrade at Gallipoli. April 1915.

New Zealand soldiers eating a midday meal near the front line. One of the group translates from a German magazine found in a dugout. 20 August 1918

South of Loos (Pas de Calais) - November 22, 1915.

Canadian soldiers on sentry duty on a front-line trench. September 1916.

A captured German tank at Saleux, an A7V, with the name 'Elfriede III', used by the enemy for the first time at Villers-Bretonneux, in the attack of 24 April 1918. 

Official war artist Major Richard Jack poses by his painting.
'The Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915'
depicting Canadian soldiers making a stand against a German assault.

The Funeral and Burial of Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen at Bertangles, Somme department in Picardie on the 22nd of April 1918.
No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corp's officers and other ranks formed the 'official' party- pallbearers, firing party, motor transport, funeral procession.

Manfred von Richthofen, "The Red Baron".

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