Soldiers of the Great War Volume 2

World War I, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war that began on 28 July 1914 and ended on 11 November 1918. It involved much of Europe, as well as Russia, the United States and Turkey, and was also fought inContinue reading “Soldiers of the Great War Volume 2”

86 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Paris During World War 1

Charles Lansiaux (1855–1939) became a photographer at the end of the 19th century. He established his own business in 1903, describing his company purpose as “Artistic and industrial photography, city works, emergency works, interior photography with artificial light, enlargements, amateur documentary photography.” At the beginning of the war in 1914, he started documenting daily lifeContinue reading “86 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Paris During World War 1”

Christmas Truce 1914: Amazing Photos of British and German Troops Meeting in No Man’s Land on the Western Front

The Christmas truce (German: Weihnachtsfrieden; French: Trêve de Noël; Dutch: Kerstbestand) was a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front of the First World War around Christmas 1914. The truce occurred five months after hostilities had begun. Lulls occurred in the fighting as armies ran out of men and munitions and commanders reconsideredContinue reading “Christmas Truce 1914: Amazing Photos of British and German Troops Meeting in No Man’s Land on the Western Front”

60 Historical Photos of the Battle of Vimy Ridge During the Great War, 1917

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. The main combatants were the four divisions of the Canadian Corps in the First Army, against three divisions of the German 6th Army. The battle took place from 9 to 12 AprilContinue reading “60 Historical Photos of the Battle of Vimy Ridge During the Great War, 1917”

44 Amazing Photographs of Soldiers of the Great War

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 or “the war to end all wars”, it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million militaryContinue reading “44 Amazing Photographs of Soldiers of the Great War”

50 Amazing Colorized Photos of World War 1, Volume 2

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 or “the war to end all wars”, it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million militaryContinue reading “50 Amazing Colorized Photos of World War 1, Volume 2”

GALLIPOLI, 1915

The Gallipoli campaign, also known as the Dardanelles campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale (Turkish: Çanakkale Savasi), was a campaign of the First World War that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula (Gelibolu in modern Turkey), from 17 February 1915 to 9 January 1916. The Entente powers, Britain, France and theContinue reading “GALLIPOLI, 1915”

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”