Blog Posts - World War I



Mrs. George Washington-Lopp sitting in front of a shipment of cigarettes and cigars she arranged to have shipped to soldiers fighting in World War I

Mrs. George Washington-Lopp (Clara Dolores Machain) sitting in front of a shipment of cigarettes and cigars she arranged to have shipped to soldiers fighting in World War I. Between ca. 1914 and ca. 1915.
by Vintage Everyday on May 17, 2016

Book Review: The Yanks Are Starving by Glen Craney

The Yanks Are Starving: A Novel of the Bonus Army by Glen Craney is a historical fiction book telling the long forgotten story of the Bonus Army of World War 1 vets and how they were treated.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Apr 18, 2016

Captured in Color – 28 Rare and Incredible Photographs Show How Soldiers Lived in World War I

Serving in the French Army, photographers such as Paul Castelnau (1880–1944) and Fernand Cuville (1887–1927) continued the autochromists’ tradition of recording the world around them in great detail. These rare color photographs, were taken in...
by Vintage Everyday on Feb 21, 2016

Book Review: African American Army Officers of World War I by Adam P. Wilson

There is a lot of information in this small book, it is very insightful and sometimes dramatic. The author goes back and forth between policies, institutionalize racism and individualized stories to create a coherent timeline.

Book Review: Blue on Blue: A History of Friendly Fire by Geoffrey Regan

This book should be read by anyone who is interested in military history or is aspiring to leading troops.

Top 10 Weird Military Cars of World War I

This is a list of ten weird military cars produced up to 1918, including combat vehicles, armoured cars and armored trucks. Most of them were employed in the First World The post Top 10 Weird Military Cars of World War I appeared first on How Africa...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Dec 24, 2015

The Harlem Hellfighters – Vintage Photographs of The African-American 369th Infantry Regiment during World War I

First organized in 1916 as the 15th New York National Guard Infantry Regiment and manned by black enlisted soldiers with both black and white officers, the U.S. Army’s 369th Infantry Regiment, popularly known as the “Harlem Hellfighters,” was t...
by Vintage Everyday on Dec 9, 2015

Fascinating Color Photographs of World War I and Russian Revolution Found in a California Home's Basement

Photographer Anton Orlov recently discovered over 600 color images from World War I on "Magic Lantern" slides in a house in Northern California. The images depict snow-covered villages, train tracks, bullet-riddled buildings, and soldiers i...
by Vintage Everyday on Dec 7, 2015

Reading Pathway: Ford Madox Ford

The symmetrically named Ford Madox Ford was actually born Ford Madox Hueffer on December 17, 1873. He changed his name in 1919, presumably because he thought it sounded too Germanic in the aftermath of World War I. Although Ford wrote … Continu...
by Book Riot on Nov 20, 2015

Lafayette, We are Here

Over this past weekend I caught many references to the storied phrase “Lafayette, we are here” on my twitter feed and the radio, so many that I woke up on Monday morning with it ringing in my ears! I can appreciate the American-Lafayette...
by streets of salem on Nov 17, 2015

Our condolence to people of France

“They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that.”Audie Murphy, American World War II hero “Global terrorism is extreme both in its lack of realistic... Take a walk on the wild side around New Eng...
by Goodfellows52 on Nov 14, 2015

Against Threat of Chemical Warfare – Vintage Photos Show Dogs Wearing Gas Masks during the Wars

Carrying gas masks became routine for adults and children during the Wars. But this collection of amazing pictures shows it was common place for dogs to be equipped with breathing apparatus as well.German messenger dog wearing doggy gas mask during W...
by Vintage Everyday on Oct 22, 2015

Book Review: God & Churchill by Jonathan Sandys and Wallace Henley

Mr. Churchill had to have had great resolve and confidence during the time he led the English people. The book attempts to explain his inner strength which helped him during some of the darkest days the world has ever known.

38 Striking Black-and-White Photographs Glimpse into 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.French soldiers stand in a...
by Vintage Everyday on Sep 9, 2015

The Cartography of Entanglement

Today’s post is a perfect example of how my mind works and why looming deadlines force me out of my home office and into my university one, or to the library, or anywhere but home. I was very quietly reading a great book about English migration...
by streets of salem on Aug 30, 2015

A Salem Suffragette

Well, today is Women’s Equality Day, designated in 1971 to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which finally granted women the right to vote after a long struggle for suffrage. I’m embarrassed to admit...
by streets of salem on Aug 26, 2015

Interesting Photos of Women Workers in England During World War I

Before 1914, 'women's work' – usually domestic service – was seen as inferior to 'men's work'. Women were expected to give up their jobs once they got married and revert to their 'natural' roles as wives and mother...
by Vintage Everyday on Aug 12, 2015

Three German soldiers in body armor and gas masks demonstrate operating a 2cm Becker-Flugzeugkanone, ca. 1918

Three German soldiers in body armor and gas masks demonstrate operating a 2cm Becker-Flugzeugkanone, an anti-aircraft gun, Western Front, circa 1918.
by Vintage Everyday on Aug 8, 2015

A MAJOR TURNING POINT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

LBJ ORDERS 50,000 TROOPS TO SOUTH VIETNAMWashington, D.C. (JFK+50) Fifty years ago today, July 28, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that he was ordering an additional 50,000 American military troops to South Vietnam.The number of Unit...
by JFK+50 on Jul 28, 2015

Rare Aerial Footage of World War I Shows War-torn Battlefields in 1919

Extraordinary pictures of the aftermath of World War I, which have been hidden away for nearly a century, have been discovered in a vault in Paris in 2010.The footage was filmed from a camera strapped to a airship by a French pilot Jacques Trollie de...
by Vintage Everyday on Jul 27, 2015


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