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”

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”

46 Amazing Portrait Photos of British Soldiers during the Great War

For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines – as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme. Here, one enterprising photographer took the opportunity ofContinue reading “46 Amazing Portrait Photos of British Soldiers during the Great War”

30 Incredible Photos of the Canary Girls, Female Munition Workers in WWI Whose Hair and Skin Turned Yellow

During World War I the United Kingdom called upon its female population to join the workforce. With a majority of men being deployed and a dire need for production both to support the troops and to keep the country running, women were asked to “do their bit”. Munition factories were one of the main sitesContinue reading “30 Incredible Photos of the Canary Girls, Female Munition Workers in WWI Whose Hair and Skin Turned Yellow”

54 Incredible Photos of Nurses in World War 1

Nursing played a crucial role during the First World War. Emergency medical practices evolved enormously during the war years (1914–1918) and thousands more medical workers were involved than in previous wars. New and innovative practices included blood transfusions, the use of antiseptics, local anesthetics, and painkillers. During the course of the War, membership in theContinue reading “54 Incredible Photos of Nurses in World War 1”

34 Incredible Colorized Photos Reveal What Life Was Like for French Soldiers During World War I

Artist Frederic Duriez has redefined World War One as we know it by Photoshopping colourless photos. Each snap has had different tones layered on top of the original photographs to bring new depth. They offer an alternative look at the conflict that ravaged the world between 1914 and 1918. The majority of Duirez’s photos focusContinue reading “34 Incredible Colorized Photos Reveal What Life Was Like for French Soldiers During World War I”

54 Fantastic Black-and-White Photographs Showing Everyday Life of Soldiers and Civilians during World War I

As countries caught up in the war sent soldiers to the front lines, they also built support behind the lines and at home, with women taking many roles. As villages became battlefields, refugees were scattered across Europe. (via The Atlantic)