74 Historic Photos Of British Women At Work During World War I

During The Great War, many women were recruited into many departments and military services for different kinds of jobs. Some of these jobs were vacated by men who had gone to fight in the war. New jobs were also created as part of the war effort, for example, in munitions factories. Over 400 women diedContinue reading “74 Historic Photos Of British Women At Work During World War I”

43 Amazing Colourized Photographs Of Canadian Soldiers During The Great War

When the Great War Broke out in August 1914, the population of Canada was fewer than eight million. Over 60,000 Canadians died fighting in a war not even declared by Parliament in Ottawa but at Westminster in London. Canada employed three official photographers between 1916 and 1918—Captain Harry Knobel, Captain William Ivor Castle, and LieutenantContinue reading “43 Amazing Colourized Photographs Of Canadian Soldiers During The Great War”

31 Incredible Photos From World War 1

World War I or the First World War, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously known as the Great War, the World War, and “the war to end all wars”, it led to the mobilisation of more thanContinue reading “31 Incredible Photos From World War 1”

53 Amazing Portrait Photos of North Carolina Soldiers in World War I

Nearly 100 years ago, thousands of North Carolina men shipped out to Europe to serve in the Great War. The photographs in this album are from the collection Warren County Compiled Individual Military Service Records (WWI 92) in the WWI Papers of the Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina. The collection isContinue reading “53 Amazing Portrait Photos of North Carolina Soldiers in World War I”

36 Incredible Photographs of World War I Taken By Some of the First Color Cameras

At first glance these photos from the First World War appear to have had digitally colorised, but in fact these rare images were taken using some of the world’s first colour cameras. The stunning pictures show French soldiers reading newspapers, pausing for lunch in ruined towns and cities and clearing the rubble after devastating GermanContinue reading “36 Incredible Photographs of World War I Taken By Some of the First Color Cameras”

40 Amazing Photographs of the Battle of the Somme, 1916

The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was one of the largest battles of the First World War. Fought between July 1 and November 1, 1916 near the Somme River in France, it was also one of the bloodiest military battles in history. On the first day alone, the British sufferedContinue reading “40 Amazing Photographs of the Battle of the Somme, 1916”

The Brave US Coast Guard Cutter Crew Who Battled U-Boats In WWI – An Amazing Tale of Heroism

The Navy Cross is awarded for valor and heroism while in service with the United States Naval Forces. Since its creation in 1919, there have been over 6,900 recipients to date. On this list of honor, however, only 55 of these recipients have been in the Unites States Coast Guard. 18 of these were awardedContinue reading “The Brave US Coast Guard Cutter Crew Who Battled U-Boats In WWI – An Amazing Tale of Heroism”

30 Amazing Photos Of Prisoners Of War Throughout History

As seen from these POW images, not all of war’s worst victims die on the battlefield. When Everett Alvarez Jr. signed up for the U.S. Air Force in 1960, he didn’t imagine that he would become the first and nearly longest-held American prisoner of war in Vietnam; he just wanted to fly. Alvarez, the sonContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos Of Prisoners Of War Throughout History”