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Photos of war and empire expo !

  1. 1. North-African Soldiers cooking their meal in a village in Oise, France, 1917(Autochrome color picture by Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud)
  2. 2. Senegalese soldiers have found billets in a shack.Picture made in Saint-Ulrich, near the frontline, June 1917.
  3. 3. North-African soldiers near the Western FrontIn total the French colonies donated 587,000 soldiers to the warfare.Almost 520,000 of them fought on European soil.
  4. 4. More North African soldiers: Algerians, serving in the French armyAmerican picture,made by photographers of the Underwood & Underwood Agency.The caption readsthat these soldiers are nicknamed Terrible Turcos
  5. 5. Operating On A HorseThe courtyard of a smithy serves as operating room for thisFrench army horse. Picture by Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud.
  6. 6. The Black Watch, the Highlanders of ScotlandAmerican picture. The original byline reads: These are the men who aresaid in the present war to have repeated the famous charge made by theirancestors at Waterloo a century ago.
  7. 7. A War Cemetery in the Belgian village of WoestenThe village is just behind the frontline, not far fromYpres in Flanders. Picture made in 1917.
  8. 8. Belgian soldier standing by a wounded comrade
  9. 9. A scene atreveille
  10. 10. Alim Khan, Emir of BukharaDigichromatography picture made by theRussian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii,1917.
  11. 11. Gefangene Schottländer is the original caption with this German war picture.The Scottisch Prisoners-Of-War are having their soup.
  12. 12. Thirsty German prisoners in their barbed wire cage.Official British war photograph
  13. 13. German soldiers in a destroyed village near the Somme
  14. 14. No Mans Land Seen From A French Observation PostAutochrome color picture, made on June 16, 1917
  15. 15. The towers of the cathedral in Reims.Picture made in 1917
  16. 16. Reims was one of the most beautiful cities of France,until it was hit by bombardment after bombardment.The picture, made in 1917, shows the University District.In the background stands the old cathedral, heavilydamaged.
  17. 17. A Soldiers Lunch at the Place Royal inthe city of Reims, France
  18. 18. Group of French soldiers in front of the entry of a shelter.Picture made near the village of Hirtzbach on thefrontline in Northern France, 1917.
  19. 19. Senegalese French soldiers.Picture made near the village of Baschwiller, North-Eastern France, 1917
  20. 20. Western Front, Belgian and French soldiers in a trenchPicture made in 1917.
  21. 21. Shirts and towels drying in the sun
  22. 22. Entry of an Observation Post.In front of the entry, there is a panel indicating "Bowels of César".Picture made near the village of Hirtzbach, 1917
  23. 23. French observator in a trench of the first line.Picture made in June 1917, near the village of Hirtzbach, Northern France
  24. 24. Looking out from Observation Station 26.Picture made on the frontline near the village of Eglingen in Northern France.Picture made in 1917.
  25. 25. Three French soldiers in observation behind sand bags.Picture made near Hirtzbach, 1917.
  26. 26. Girl playing with her doll. Reims, 1917.German guns repeatedly shelled the medieval city of Reims.The famous cathedral and many buildings were destroyed,
  27. 27. Group of Russian soldiers resting between the ruines of Reims,FranceThe Russians were here to fight with the French againstthe Germans.Picture made in 1917
  28. 28. Australian soldiers, posing in front of a fortressPicture made near Bergues, in Northern France, on 2 September 1917
  29. 29. A French 320mm siege gun. Soldiers busy with camouflage nets.Picture made near Noyon in the Oise department, France 1917.
  30. 30. A French soldier says goodbye to his wife and childPicture made in 1917
  31. 31. Wounded soldiers in St. Pauls Hospital, near Soissons, Northern FrancePicture made in 1917
  32. 32. The cooks of the army hospital in Chateau de Vauxbuin preparing food outside in the sun.Vauxbuin Castle is near Soisson Picture made in 1917.
  33. 33. French poilus cook their meal outside the barracks.Picture made in 1917, near Soisson in the Aisne department, Northern France.
  34. 34. French soldiers at a newspaper kioskPicture made near Rexpoede, Northern France, 1917.
  35. 35. French soldiers use a mitralleur, machinegun, to aim at German aeroplanesPicture made near Soissons, Northern France, 1917.
  36. 36. Entrance to the Chauteau de Chaulnes.The castle is completely destroyedPicture made in 1917.
  37. 37. Fireman try to extinguish the fire in a large building after a German bombardmentPicture made in Rosendael,Northern France, September 1917.
  38. 38. French and British soldiers strolling through the old city of Bergues,Northern France
  39. 39. A French 370 mm gun, camouflaged and mounted on a sort of bogiePicture made near Steenkerke, in Flanders (Belgium), 1917
  40. 40. A French soldier looking through a hole in the wall of a buildingNote the destroyed advertising for Michelin tyres.Picture made in the Belgian village of Woesten, 1917
  41. 41. An Indo-Chinese soldier of
  42. 42. Ambulances with red crossesnear the village of Boesinghe inFlanders (Belgium) Picture made in 1917
  43. 43. An official French army photographer looking for a place to install his apparatusPicture made in the ruins of Reims, Northern France, 1917
  44. 44. A French hospital camp on the banks of the river YserPicture made near the village of Roesbrugge, Northern France, 1917
  45. 45. French engineers contructing a bridgePicture made near the village of Boezinghe in Flanders (Belgium), 1917.
  46. 46. A French military postmanmade in the city of Reims, 1917
  47. 47. The utter desolation of the battlefield in Northern France.The remnants of a pillbox and at right a trench.Picture made in 1917
  48. 48. The utter desolation of the battlefield in Northern France.The railway was used for transport of ammunition.Picture made in 1917.
  49. 49. The utter desolation of the battlefield in Northern France.No more branches, no more leaves.Picture made in 1917.
  50. 50. Safe shelter just behind the second line of defence.Picture made in Northern France, 1917.
  51. 51. French army chaplain.
  52. 52. French oriental soldiers cooking.Picture made in Northern France, 1917.
  53. 53. French soldier (on the right) with walking stick and a pipephotographed with Canadian sappers.Picture made inNorthern France, 1917.
  54. 54. French soldier filling his water bottle in a small town in Northern France.Picture made in 1917.
  55. 55. British boy / kid soldier in the Great War
  56. 56. The picture shows young German recruits. Because of a higher birthrateGermany had more boys at her disposal than other countries. Thats whythe Germans were able to increase their armies until the spring of 1918.
  57. 57. Two young soldiers posing outside a bell tent at their training campThey belong to the Kings Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment
  58. 58. French corporal proudly posing for the camera.Newspapers told the public that the boy had joined the army when he was 14 years old.
  59. 59. The boy in the middle is 15 years old hero Edouard Mina from Lyon, France.Edouard is an orphan. His adoption-parents next to him call him Petite Bleu, little blue,because of his blue pants that every poilu (common soldier) wears.
  60. 60. Jack Cornwall, ship boy (16) on board of HMS ChesteDuring the Battle of Jutland in June 1916 his ship was hit and put afire by German shells.In the chaos one gun kept firing at the Germans. It was manned by 16 years old BoyJack Cornwall. Jack was wounded but he kept on firing until he died.He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
  61. 61. On April 5, 1915, the Belgian crownprince Leopold —13 years old at that time — joined the Belgian Twelfth Line Regiment. King Albertintroduced Leopold to his fellow-soldiers on the Northsea beach of De Panne.The king said he did not want any preferential treatment for his son."Let hem work in the trenches. He has to know how it feels to have blisters on his hands.Obviously the main reason for the king to send the crownprince into the army wasto stir up the national sense of duty. The largest part of Belgium was occupied byGerman forces and many Belgians collaborated.
  62. 62. Although every country had underage solders in their army, the propaganda usedenemy boy soldiers to prove how weak the foe was. This picture of captured Germansoldiers was published in America (in Leslies Weekly) with the following text:Boy Prisoners Taken By The French
  63. 63. German Prisoners-Of-War, captured by the French in the last phase of the warThe picture was published in France with the following byline:Ces très jeunes Allemands prisonniers surprennent les soldats français.Translation: These very young German prisoners surprised the French soldiers
  64. 64. The surrender of a young German soldier.The boy climbs out of his shelter and giveshimself up to a Scotch soldier.
  65. 65. Young disabled soldiers at the Fourth London General HospitalBritish nurse Eva Dobell served in many hospitals during the war.She used to write poems about some of her patients. Here follows Pluck:
  66. 66. German mother smarts up her boy, who is ready to go warPicture taken from Krieg dem Kriege (1924), the book by Ernst Friedrich in which headdresses those responsible for inspiring and preparing children for murder.
  67. 67. Young German soldier standing at the grave of his comradeMany German boy soldiers are buried near Ypres, at the war cemetery at Langemark.For this reason the place is known as the Studentenfriedhof -the Students Cemetery.There are 44,292 German soldiers buried here. The cemetery also holds a mass grave,where roughly 25,000 soldiers lie.
  68. 68. WriterRudyard Kipling had encouraged John, his only son, to enlist at the age of 16, eventhough the boy suffered from very poor eyesight. His application was rejected on medicalgrounds. Determined, John decided to become a humble Private instead.His father then asked a highly placed officer to intervene.So the boy became a Second Lieutenant in the Second Battalion of the Irish Guards.John was still only 17 when he went overseas to France, where he fought at Loos.When Kipling received a telegram from the War office saying thatJohn was wounded and missing in action, he and his wife madecountless journeys to France, searching for news on him. Eventually,they realised their son must indeed be dead
  69. 69. Young and old together, on their way to the trenches
  70. 70. American Army chaplain helps a young German prisoner-of-warAs Germany in 1918 ran out of cannon fodder, they had to commit very youngsoldiers to battle.