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The Great War

The Great War, The War to End All Wars, and then finally World War One was arguably one of the most influential wars fought in the last century. With such a tremendous loss of life as well as a huge impact on modern warfare it's a wonder we don't study it more. Let's not sit and let this war be forgotten and skipped over. There is so much this time period has to offer and I want everyone to get excited about learning something about this war. If you're curious at all about anything please ask.
Jul 23 '14
ww1incolour:

Location: Pont-à-Mousson, France
Year: 1917
Description: A damaged bridge stands over the Moselle river at Pont-à-Mousson, France in 1917.
Source: ECPAD

ww1incolour:

Location: Pont-à-Mousson, France

Year: 1917

Description: A damaged bridge stands over the Moselle river at Pont-à-Mousson, France in 1917.

Source: ECPAD

Jul 23 '14
jasta11:

American and French photographers during the Great War.

jasta11:

American and French photographers during the Great War.

Jul 23 '14
historywars:

Australian troops camped near the pyramids of Giza

historywars:

Australian troops camped near the pyramids of Giza

Jul 23 '14

futurelearn asked:

Hi there, sorry, not a question but just wanted to point you in the direction of some new free online courses about WW1 that we just announced - a great opportunity to study different aspects of the war in more depth. Have a look at the FutureLearn Tumblr for more info.

Ooooh. Yes! I would love to check them out!

Just in case my followers want to check this out as well. Courses on aviation, the legacy of the Paris Peace Conference, and a few others! Free courses for those interested are definitely something I would love to support! 

Looks like the courses start October 13th, just in case anyone is as interested as I am! Thank you futurelearn!

Jul 22 '14
historywars:

Artillery Transport crossing a Trench Bridge into the Bapaume Road

historywars:

Artillery Transport crossing a Trench Bridge into the Bapaume Road

Jul 22 '14
historywars:

Description: Decorated shell casing with projectile made from French 37mm shell.  Made by Corporal E. W. Nichols, Fourth Division, Canadian Engineers to record his service on the Western Front. Engraved with badge of the Canadian Engineers and ‘Vimy, Amiens, Cambria [sic], Belgium, Arras, France, 1918, Mons, Valenciennes’. Signed ‘E.W. Nichols, Canadian Engineers 4th Division’.  Shell dated 1917 on headstamp.  
61/2” tall. 

historywars:

Description: Decorated shell casing with projectile made from French 37mm shell.  Made by Corporal E. W. Nichols, Fourth Division, Canadian Engineers to record his service on the Western Front. Engraved with badge of the Canadian Engineers and ‘Vimy, Amiens, Cambria [sic], Belgium, Arras, France, 1918, Mons, Valenciennes’. Signed ‘E.W. Nichols, Canadian Engineers 4th Division’.  Shell dated 1917 on headstamp.  

61/2” tall. 

Jul 22 '14
jasta11:

Austrian-Hungarian Assault troops, World War I.

jasta11:

Austrian-Hungarian Assault troops, World War I.

Jul 22 '14
humanoidhistory:

Behold a World War I fighter plane that managed to land with a missing wing.

humanoidhistory:

Behold a World War I fighter plane that managed to land with a missing wing.

Jul 22 '14
Jul 21 '14

historicalfirearms:

Social Statistics 1914-2014

The Guardian recently worked together with four major newspapers from across Europe to gather data on how life in Europe has changed since 1914.  They have gathered their findings into a series of graphic representations of the changes. 

Data was gathered on life expectancy, which has rapidly risen, birth rates, which have contracted, the size of each nation’s military and the populations of each country - which have massively increased since 1914.

The most interesting aspect of the statistics is that we can compare the national characteristics of the major combatants.  In 1914, Germany had by far the largest population and number of men under arms, closely followed by France.  It’s interesting to note that the relative size of the nations’ militaries have all shrunk except in Italy where it has increased.

The raw data gathered by the newspapers can be seen here, it includes a number of fields, such as car ownership, for which data could not be collected for all of the countries.

Source

More on the First World War can be found here

(Source: historicalfirearms)

Jul 19 '14
scrapironflotilla:

Canadian Highlander during bayonet training with a dummy. 
I especially like the large waxed moustache on the dummy.

scrapironflotilla:

Canadian Highlander during bayonet training with a dummy. 

I especially like the large waxed moustache on the dummy.

Jul 19 '14
ironeurope:

French soldiers in Fort de la Pompelle

ironeurope:

French soldiers in Fort de la Pompelle

Jul 19 '14
historywars:

Machine gun mounted on an aircraft

historywars:

Machine gun mounted on an aircraft

Jul 19 '14
historywars:

Young german soldiers

historywars:

Young german soldiers

Jul 18 '14