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”

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”

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”

44 Vintage Photos of the U.S. 369th Infantry Regiment, “The Harlem Hellfighters” during World War I

On 5 October 1917 long time secretary to Booker T. Washington, Emmett J. Scott was appointed Special Assistant to Newton D. Baker, the Secretary of War. Emmett was to serve as a confidential advisor in situations that involved the well-being of ten million African-Americans and their roles in the war. While many African Americans whoContinue reading “44 Vintage Photos of the U.S. 369th Infantry Regiment, “The Harlem Hellfighters” during World War I”