First World War: Man holding a heavy loaded bicycle in balance, two children and a large bundle of clothing on it, a woman and an other man helping. The children warmly dressed. Refugees from Antwerp. Belgium, 1914.
Historic Newspapers~ Red Wing Daily Republican dated 08/01/1914 -- "Extra" edition announcing the beginning of World War I. On exhibit in the News Corporation News History Gallery at the Newseum. Newseum collection Photo credit: Newseum collection
[1/1] Gurkhas charging a trench [near Merville, France]. Photographer: H. D. Girdwood. Reference: Photo 24/(162) From the Girdwood Collection held by the British Library. This image is part of the Europeana Collections 1914-1918 Date: 29 Jul 1915.
Sec-Lieut. Eric Rupert Heaton. Joined up 1914, commissioned 1915, posted to France early 1916 where he joined 16th Bn Middlesex Regt. His men named one of the trenches they dug nr. Auchonvillers after him. On the First Day of the Somme he led his platoon up the slopes of Hawthorn Ridge to their objective – the mine crater, blown earlier that morning. Last seen falling into the grass with a leg wound. Posted as missing his family hoped beyond hope he was alive somewhere
"Tromper l’ennemi – L’invention du camouflage moderne en 1914-1918" de Cécile Coutin. Des soldats français portent une fausse vache.
UoD Archives & RM on
James Wilson's letters describe daily life & duties, comments on military action & d/riptions of where based MS82/6/4
French Who Said at Verdun: "They Shall Not Pass!" (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr