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Reconstitution of a shelter

A quick post for this evening, showing you the reconstitution of a shelter made with sand bags in the yard of Gallerie d’Italia museum in Vicenza…


WWI army shirt

This vintage shirt was made for a soldier during WWI. It is made of coarse olive drab wool in a pullover style, with eyelets in the collar and reinforcements at the elbows, running down into the sleeve placket. 19 more words


The post

I’ve hardly published any post about this topic, but it’s a major element of soldiers’ life during the Great War: the post (as illustrated by this pic of German soldiers in September 1917). 50 more words


August 8th 1918

August 8th 1918

This day was oft called the black day of the German army. It was the first day of the Battle of Amiens and it really was the beginning of the end. 217 more words

Past Times

WWI Photo Post - Lincoln Leslie Loper w/ Gas Mask Returns Home From France January 1919

Lincoln Leslie Loper served in France with a military medical unit during the last year of WWI.  Born and raised in Iowa, Loper  eventually worked his way to Washington, living in Seattle as early as 1942.  39 more words

Wwi Photo

Wounded places, wounded art

By a happy coincidence, I was in Verona and Vicenza during the week-end, when the commemoration of Italy’s entry in WW1 was celebrated (see my yesterday’s post… 100 more words


It's beer o'clock! (again)

What a wonderful place to enjoy a beer with a mate, don’t you think?