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There is a question on what uniform is being worn in this photograph taken in Romania, pre-WWII. Click on photograph for huge version. Contact Marcus Poulin with any information at email address: nanophotonic@comcast.net

WWI German photographs of Allied PoWs and German WWI Airfields, 1918

Submitted by Laurent Gury, November 2009
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Clearing the Dead, by Peter E. Hodgkinson

On the process of the clearance and burial of the remains of British soldiers from the Great War battlefields.

"Left to right, Jacques (Belgium), Diaz (Italy), Coolidge, Foch (France), Pershing, and Beatty (England) at his right" (from front of stereograph.)

On November 1, 1921, the main Allied military leaders spoke to a crowd of close to 200,000 at Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, MO. It was the only time that these leaders were together at one place.

From back of stereograph:
"Military heroes of World War at Kansas City. Rarely, indeed, has such a gathering of world famous men occurred as this assembled on the platform of the National Convention of the American Legion at Kansas City in 1921. Probably never again, will be brought together such a group of the great leaders of the World War. At this annual convention of America's most powerful veteran organization these men gathered from half a dozen nations to do honor to the United States for her mighty aid in bringing the most tremendous war in history to a victorious conclusion. Here is General Jacques, the leader, under King Albert, of the doughty little Belgian army which dared first to throw itself across the path of Germany's invading hosts. Here is the sagacious General Armando Diaz, who brought the Italian armies back to order and power of resistence after the disaster of Caporetto in the fall of 1917, and finally, 11 months later, hurled them forth like a thunderbolt and overwhelmed Austria in the most stupendous military disaster of all history, taking more than 300, 000 prisoners and 5,000 guns in ten days of fighting. Here Vice-President Coolidge; Admiral Sir David Beatty; General Pershing, wearing on his breast the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, the highest distinction which France could bestow upon him who in the Republic's darkest hours led America's eager armies to the battlefields where the tide of war was turned to victory for the Allied cause; and here, kindly of face stands Ferdinand Foch, Commander-in-chief of the armies of the Allies; he whose patient firmness held those vast forces to their hard task through the terrible spring and early summer of 1918 and whose intuition of genius correctly gauged the moment for the mighty counterstroke and the unceasing hammer blows which followed it until the enemy was brought to abject surrender."

[photograph: Landsturm Jacob Raphael,1917, courtesy Zeev Raphael]Ldst. Jacob Raphael, 1917
Deutsche Feldpost 370

[image: 1917 letter written by Landsturm text Raphael]

1917 letter by Jewish soldier
in German WWI army

Submitted by Zeev Raphael

Gas and Flame in Modern Warfare, by Major S.J.M. Auld, M.C., Member, British Military Mission to the United States, 1918: On gas warfare and the use of flamethrowers in WWI

Submitted by Geoffrey Miller

My Mystery Ships, by Rear Admiral Gordon Campbell, VC., DSO, on submarines and how to hide ships from them in WWI

Submitted by Geoffrey Miller

A Summary of the Strategy and Tactics of the Egyptian and Palestine Campaign With Details Of The 1917-18 Operations Illustrating The Principles Of War
by Lieut. Colonel A. Kearsey

WWI British submitted by Geoffrey Miller
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[image: sinking of the SMS Blücher]North Sea Diary, 1914-1918,
by Commander Stephen King-Hall

Submitted by Geoffrey Miller
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Liberty Memorial Photographs of unique US WWI tribute, the only place all the main Allied military leaders were together at one time

Temporary Heroes, by Cecil Summers, WWI War Letters from Flanders, 1915

Submitted by Geoffrey Miller
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Statistics of the military effort of the British Empire during the Great War, 1914-1920

Submitted and scanned by Mike Yared, 12 December 2007
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Spring Guns And Catapults from Australian WW1 Manual on Grenades and Their Uses

Submitted by Geoffrey Miller
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Trench Catapault, as used in 1915 to throw bombs, and they have the advantage that they can project these missiles at a greater distance than is possible by hand.

Histories of two hundred and fifty-one divisions of the German army which participated in the war (1914-1918)

Submitted and scanned by Mike Yared
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"Human Statue of Liberty"

Submitted by Melanie Bielowicz Cooke

18,000 Officers and Men, Camp Dodge, Iowa

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Living aboard German Submarine U-Boat U9 in 1914

Submitted by Dr. Geoffrey Miller

This account of life in a 1914 German U-Boat was written by Johannes Speiss, First Watch Officer of the early kerosine powered submarine U9, captained by Otto Weddigen.  The use of kerosine gave off a large amount of smoke and necessitated the use of a demountable funnel, this funnel was not required in later Diesel powered submarines.

Go to: more on U-Boat U9


May 15, 2007, (Submitted by Jim Broshot)

Plaque in the Iron County Courthouse, Ironton, Missouri:


May 14, 2007, (Submitted by Matt Clark)



Introduced and translated by LANAYRE DE LIGGERA
(with thanks to Yves Buffetaut and Claude-Noelle Peabody)

Some years ago I came across a reference to La Nostagie du Front, an essay by the once controversial French Jesuit anthropologist/ geologist/paleontologist Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The article I had glanced through told me that the essay had been written while he was a stretcher bearer during the Great War.

Chardin in uniform: during Great War.
(Teilhard De Chardin Foundation, Paris}

Go to: Teilhard De Chardin Essay on WWI: La Nostalgie Du Front

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