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Michelin guides to the battlefields of the world war

For this evening, I wanted to share with you two pictures of books which were always at home, I presume they were bought by my great-grand fathers just after the war. 96 more words


Soldier's Club

I had almost forgotten my collection of pictures of US soldiers in France, it’s time to show some of them! This one is quite interesting because they show us Doughboys at a Soldier’s Club in Tréveray, France. 64 more words


The North Sea Barrage and Rose Street Foundry Mine Sinkers

By the time America entered the war in 1917, all help was gratefully received.  The Americans had developed a powerful mine which could be anchored at a pre-set depth and it was hoped that a line of these across the North Sea would contain German U-boats and protect Allied shipping.  237 more words


A band on donkeys

As I’ve decided to launch a very informal series of posts about animals during the Great War, here’s a nice picture taken in November 1918 ar Richon in Syria. 14 more words


Oxen in action

An unfamiliar team for this picture: indeed it sometimes happened that oxen were used instead of horses to move guns, such as the 6 in. 26 cwt British howitzer into position somewhere in Italy.


From Papa To Stephen

In 1918

Papa gave Stephen the gift of time.

Who knew what time would give to Stephen.

Who knew what time Stephen would have.

Can we give the gift of time? 70 more words

Life Chatter


An almost unusual picture for this (late) Friday, as we aren’t now used to see riders in action. This picture was taken somewhere in Italy in 1918 and show men of the Northamptonshire Yeomanry crossing a stream.