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Men of the RAOC (Royal Army Ordnance Corps) on a supply dump of trench mortar ammunition (nicknamed toffee apples), at Acheux, northern France, during the First World War.

historicalfirearms: “ Somme Bombardment Begins On the June the British Army began its largest bombardment of the Great War so far. The assault in the Somme sector was to be preceded by four days of heavy shelling before the first infantry.

lostsplendor:  Trenches by Sergeant W A Hampton of the Wellington Infantry Battalion, Gallipoli c. 1915 (by National Library NZ on The Commons)

Soldiers resting in trenches, Gallipoli, Photographer: Sergeant W A Hampton of the Wellington Infantry Battalion. Reference Number: Cellulose triacetate copy negative Photographic Archive, Alexander Turnbull Library (Soliders 'Together in the trenches).

French POW

Frenchman with a tattoo of an Ottoman soldier holding a German soldier’s head

Patton & Teddy Roosevelt Jr (1943) This past week I spoke with a D Day veteran who told us he was on the same vessel going into Normandy as Teddy Roosevelt (the younger). He was helped over the side by a man who said "Good luck son." Not having a clue who that man was he got into the LST. Another fellow said. "Do you know who that was! That was Gen. Roosevelt!.

How a soldier shot a famous general’s funeral in Normandy after D-day

Patton & Teddy Roosevelt Jr This past week I spoke with a D Day…

(1 of 2) German storm troops race to occupy a newly-made mine crater near Ripent (Champagne).

German storm troops race to occupy a newly-made mine crater near Ripent (Champagne).

WW1, 1916 Battle of the Somme; in front of Bouchavesnes. A soldier of an unknown… WW1 1916 Bataille de la Somme; en face de Bouchavesnes. Un soldat , un inconnu ...

1916 Battle of the Somme; A soldier of an unknown… 1916 Bataille de la Somme; Un soldat , un inconnu .

Western front ww1

It looks awful, but all I want to do is go back. It's the only place I feel comfortable.

300,000 German prisoners were taken in the operation. The Allies did not believe the numbers, and Stalin ordered to march the captive Germans through Moscow. Photo: German soldiers captured during operation “Bagration” walking in Moscow. The Russian crowd mocked: "You finally made it to Moscow!". September, 1944.

Sad Fate: German prisoners march to Moscow after defeat at Belarus during “Operation Bagration”, 17 July 1944

Removing the dead from the trenches,  World War I by roseann

The Legend of What Actually Lived in the “No Man’s Land” Between World War I’s Trenches

28 September 1915 - Battle of Es Sinn - Part of the Mesopotamian Campaign - Middle Eastern theatre of World War - Australian Diggers of the Imperial Camel Corps

Australian Diggers of the Imperial Camel Corps WWI Middle East theatre.

Kaiser and Gen. von Mackensen (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

Photo of Kaiser and Gen. von MackensenBain News Service no date recorded on caption card Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the

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