19 Rare Lantern Slides Show the Postmen from 1914 – 1918

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...

 

Why Was There A Full-Size Battleship In the Middle of New York In 1917?

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,...

 

Anna Coleman Ladd Masks Worn by French Soldiers With Mutilated Faces, 1918

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...

 

Women Workers of WWI: Stepping Up to Fuel the Great War

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...

 

It will Take Another 500 Years to Clear Somme Battlefields of Bombs

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...

 

Faces of War: Men With Broken Faces and The Tin Nose Shop

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...

 

The Ideal World War I British Trench

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...

 

Incredible Colorized Photos of French Army During World War I

Here is a collection of incredible colorized photos showing everyday life of French soldiers from 1914-1918, during the First World War.

 

Old Photos Show What WWI Trench Warfare Really Looked Like

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...

 

WWI Flight Training From 1918 (Original Footage)

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...

 
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