A collection of lantern slides from The Postal Museum showing postal operations for various nationalities during the First World War. Most of these photos were hand-colored. Handwritten captions in black ink on labels above...
In 1917, the U.S. Navy came up with a creative idea to boost military recruitment: They would build a full-sized battleship with a working crew right in the heart of New York City! That’s right, starting in early 1917,...
World War I caused the death of millions of combatants and civilians, while countless soldiers suffered from injury and disfigurement. These men worried about their homecoming — how would strangers react, but more importantly...
When Britain entered World War I in 1914, thousands of women joined the workforce to fill jobs left by men sent to the frontlines. They took over transit works and police work. They became bank tellers and firefighters. They...
In 2016 alone, bomb disposal experts collected 25 tons of ammunition in the Somme battlefields. They say it will probably take another 500 years to eliminate it all before the area is safe. “Since the start of 2016...
Wounded tommies facetiously called it “The Tin Nose Shop.” Located within the 3rd London General Hospital, its proper name was the “Masks for Facial Disfigurement Department”; either way, it represented...
Andrew Belsey, an architectural modelmaker from London, England, created a series of trench sections – each showing different aspect of trench warfare. This is his “Ideal Trench” Typical Trench...
Here is a collection of incredible colorized photos showing everyday life of French soldiers from 1914-1918, during the First World War.
Thought of as the “war to end all wars,” World War I left Europe in shambles, led to the deaths of over 9 million people, and drew in countries from every continent. The pictures below are the work of an unknown...
The United States declared war on Germany in April of 1917 and began preparing a force to fight from the sky. Hundreds of cadets enrolled in flight schools in the United States Air Service. The will have to complete ground...