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WWI graffiti found deep underground in France. "HJ Leach.

WWI graffiti found deep underground in France

Merely a private. 13/7/16. SA Australia," reads one inscription. "HA Deanate, 148th Aero Squadron, USA. 150 Vermilyea Ave, New York City," another says. "9th Batt Australians, G. Fitzhenry, Paddington, Sydney, N.S.W., 1916 July; Alistair Ross, Lismore, July," reads a third. They were World War I soldiers, four of almost 2,000, whose writings have recently been found underneath battlefields near Naours, France, about 120 miles north of Paris. Photographer Jeff Gusky, who has been chronicling details of the site, describes the inscriptions -- and the underground city in which they were found -- as "breathtaking.

" "This is a treasure trove," he said Monday night from his home in East Texas, where he works as an ER doctor. Gusky, a National Geographic photographer, has chronicled the area in a portfolio he calls "The Hidden World of WWI. " Letters. Letter2. Sculpture. Sculpture1. WWI graffiti found deep underground in France. Objects from the First World War. First World War Galleries. First World War: Trench Warfare. World War One Color Photos - Color Photos from World War I. Image result for trenches at baby 70. Image result for john mccrae's hospita. Image result for trenc. BBC Schools - Life in the trenches. 31 October 2014Last updated at 15:07 Two British soldiers standing in a flooded communication trench during World War One On the Western Front, the war was fought in trenches. Trenches were long, narrow ditches dug into the ground where soldiers lived all day and night.

There were many lines of German trenches on one side and many lines of Allied trenches on the other. In the middle, was no man's land, so-called because it did not belong to either army. Rest. Trench raiding. Typically, raids were carried out at night by small teams of men who would black up their faces with burnt cork before crossing the barbed wire and other debris of no man's land to infiltrate enemy trench systems.

Trench raiding

The distance between friendly and enemy front lines varied, but was generally several hundred metres. U.S. M1917 "Knuckle Duster" trench knife and leather sheath of World War I Despite the fact that World War I was the first conflict to be fought by mechanized means, trench raiding was very similar to medieval warfare insofar as it was fought face-to-face with crude weaponry. Trench raiders were lightly equipped for stealthy, unimpeded movement.

Trench raiding had multiple purposes. Image result for trenches at baby 70. Image result for john mccrae's hospita. Trench, World War I and Soldiers. Horrible Histories Frightful First World War International soldiers. Image result for trenc. Trenches were very uncomfortibe and wet when it rained. Life in the Trenches/Trench Warfare. BBC Schools - Life in the trenches. Trench raiding. Image result for trenches at baby 70. Life in the Trenches. Life in the trenches during the First World War took many forms, and varied widely from sector to sector and from front to front.

Life in the Trenches

Undoubtedly, it was entirely unexpected for those eager thousands who signed up for war in August 1914. A War of Movement? Indeed, the Great War - a phrase coined even before it had begun - was expected to be a relatively short affair and, as with most wars, one of great movement. The First World War was typified however by its lack of movement, the years of stalemate exemplified on the Western Front from autumn 1914 until spring 1918. Not that there wasn't movement at all on the Western Front during 1914-18; the war began dramatically with sweeping advances by the Germans through Belgium and France en route for Paris. So what was life actually like for the men serving tours of duty in the line, be they front line, support or reserve trenches? Daily Death in the Trenches Rat Infestation Rats in their millions infested trenches. Frogs, Lice and Worse. World War I. First World War. Blackadder on the Causes of World War One.

The following famous scene from Blackadder Goes Forth: Goodbyee deals with the causes of the war.

Blackadder on the Causes of World War One

The humour is quite subtle, and you need to know about the Causes of World War One to fully appreciate why it is so funny. In the episode, Blackadder is feigning madness to try to avoid going over the top. While they are waiting, Baldrick asks permission to ask a question... Baldrick: The thing is: The way I see it, these days there's a war on, right? And, ages ago, there wasn't a war on, right? Why did Britain go to war? British Army enlistment 1914-1918. The expansion of the British Army from the small professional force to a vast citizen army, capable of defeating the world's most formidable military machine, was a truly extraordinary national achievement.

British Army enlistment 1914-1918

How was it done? What does this tell you about the way your soldier joined up? Podcast 3: Joining up. IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM’s Voices of the First World War Here is the third in a series of podcasts that delve into IWM’s sound collection to bring you the voices of those who lived through the First World War.

Podcast 3: Joining up

Find out what a huge range of people felt, experienced and witnessed between 1914-1918 – and the impact the events of those years had on their lives. Hear from a range of people as they describe how and why men enlisted following the outbreak of war. The Western Front in France and Flanders in 1914-1918. This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the fighting in France and Flanders.

The Western Front in France and Flanders in 1914-1918

What was the Western Front? The Somme - From Defeat To Victory - Part 5. The Somme - From Defeat To Victory - Part 2. Sir Douglas Haig's Somme Despatch. The second Despatch of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, Commander in Chief of the British Armies in France and Flanders.

Sir Douglas Haig's Somme Despatch

Printed in the Supplement to the London Gazette of 29 December 1916. It covered the enormous and critical Battle of the Somme. Haig at his desk in the railway carriage used as a mobile office. Contrary to the myth of "chateau generals", Haig spent much of his time travelling to meet with subordinate commanders, review troops or holding battle planning meetings with the commanders of the five British armies in France and Flanders.

General Headquarters, 23rd December, 1916. The medical treatment of British casualties in 1914-1918. This page describes the main medical functions in a complex chain that processed the casualty from the front line back to hospitals at home.

The medical treatment of British casualties in 1914-1918

It is in a simplified format. Many men missed stages altogether, and of course many wounded soldiers were in no condition to know which of these units was caring for them. Aid and Bearer Relay Posts The casualty is likely to have received first medical attention at aid posts situated in or close behind the front line position. World War One executions. Content In World War One, the executions of 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers took place.

World War One executions

Such executions, for crimes such as desertion and cowardice, remain a source of controversy with some believing that many of those executed should be pardoned as they were suffering from what is now called shell shock. The executions, primarily of non-commissioned ranks, included 25 Canadians, 22 Irishmen and 5 New Zealanders. Between 1914 and 1918, the British Army identified 80,000 men with what would now be defined as the symptoms of shellshock. There were those who suffered from severe shell shock. The horrors that men from all sides endured while on the front line can only be imagined.

“We went up into the front line near Arras, through sodden and devastated countryside. Victor Silvester. Senior military commanders would not accept a soldier’s failure to return to the front line as anything other than desertion. British military crime and punishment of 1914-1918. Military law reinforces discipline The maintenance of discipline in the army has always been considered a very serious affair. Whilst it is clear from statistics that there was much ill-discipline in the army throughout the war, most of it was of a non-serious nature. Mud Blood and Poppycock. The 'Horrors' of the Trenches Source L: The Perception: Mud, Blood and Poppycock, page 76 The perception of soldiering in the Great War is of a young patriot enlisting in 1914 to do his bit, and then being shipped off to France.

Arriving at one of the Channel ports he marches all the way up to the front, singing ‘Tipperary’ and smoking his pipe, forage cap on the back of his head. Reaching the firing line, he is put into a filthy hole in the ground and stays there until 1918. Home front. Trench Warfare Prior to World War 1 - Trench Warfare. World War I: One Word Video - World War I History. Life In The Trenches. There was nothing glamorous about trench life. World War 1 trenches were dirty, smelly and riddled with disease. Two soldiers in flooded trenc. Trench Warfare Video - World War I History. First World - A Multimedia History of World War One. BBC iWonder - How did so many soldiers survive the trenches? World War One. In the trenches of 1914-1918.

WORLD WAR ONE TRENCH WARFARE. The National Archives. Illustrated trench scen. The failure of the Schlieffen Plan. Western Front 1918: The German Offensives. The Battle of the Somme. World War One Color Photos - Color Photos from World War I.

The National Archives Learning Curve. History - World Wars: Shell Shock during World War One. Chemical Warfare and Medical Response During World War I. You are the Fleet Admiral of the Navy in WWI what do you do? World War I, 1918-1942 : Europe plunges into War. Photos of The Great War - Home. TNA WWI. First World War: Trench Warfare. The Battle of Verdun. Life in the Trenches. In the trenches of 1914-1918. First World - A Multimedia History of World War One. WORLD WAR ONE TRENCH WARFARE. Life In The Trenches. World War I, 1918-1942 : Europe plunges into War. You are the Fleet Admiral of the Navy in WWI what do you do? Once Upon A Time In War. Operation War Diary. Bataille de la Somme 1. Gallica - La première guerre mondiale.

La Grande Collecte – Europeana 1914 -1918. Du 9 au 16 novembre 2013 Dans le cadre de la commémoration du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale, l’opération de collecte, lancée par Europeana (bibliothèque numérique européenne) vise à numériser le plus grand nombre d'objets relatifs à la Grande guerre. La Bibliothèque nationale de France, ainsi que les autres lieux partenaires, vous invitent à apporter documents et objets datant de cette période afin de les numériser et de les partager ensuite dans Europeana. À la BnF, l'opération se déroulera les 14, 15 et 16 novembre sur les sites suivants : Site François-Mitterrand - Hall Ouest – Quai François Mauriac – 75013 Paris De 10h à 19h30. Vous pourrez assister à la numérisation de vos documents par petits groupes ou visiter une exposition durant la reproduction en atelier.Centre technique – Parc Gustave Eiffel – 77 607 Bussy-Saint-Georges De 10h à 19h30.Centre de Conservation Joël Le Theule – Le château – 72300 Sablé-sur-Sarthe À partir de 10h.

L’opération de collecte À savoir. La Grande Guerre en dessins, des artistes pendant la premiere guerre mondiale 14-18. 1914 : LES ÉTINCELLES DE LA GUERRE. Histoires inédites et histoires officielles de la Première Guerre mondiale. Mémoire des hommes. La première base présente plus de 1,4 million de fiches individuelles numérisées de militaires décédés au cours de la Grande Guerre et ayant obtenu pour la plupart la mention "Mort pour la France".

La deuxième recense les fusillés en vertu d’une décision de la justice militaire et les exécutés sommaires au cours du conflit. La troisième comprend quelque 74 000 fiches individuelles numérisées de soldats ayant appartenu à l’aéronautique militaire. La quatrième base présente les images numérisées des journaux des marches et opérations, des carnets de comptabilité en campagne, des journaux de bord, etc. de toutes les unités militaires engagées durant la Première Guerre mondiale. Les 5e et 6e fonds sont accessibles sous forme là encore numérisée, la collection des historiques régimentaires de ces unités, ainsi que les 107 volumes des Armées françaises dans la Grande Guerre (AFGG).

Enfin, le dernier ensemble est relatif à Georges Clemenceau, ministre de la Guerre et président du Conseil. La guerre de 14-18. Francetvéducation : La guerre de 1914-1918. Untold Stories of the First World War. Photos, letters and other memorabilia It was the war that tore Europe apart – a struggle between the central powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria, against the allied powers of Britain, France, Belgium, Russia, Italy and the USA.

First World War internment camps a dark chapter in Canadian history. First World - A Multimedia History of World War One. First World War internment camps a dark chapter in Canadian history. Microsoft Word - Oeuvre La guerre - 3e-Otto-Dix-La-Guerre1.pdf. « Les fusillés de la Grande Guerre » - Pour mémoire - CNDP. Nous proposons dans ce dossier de revenir sur un phénomène tragique qui a traversé la Grande Guerre de part en part, touché tous les États belligérants, tous les fronts, dès les premiers jours de la guerre et posé aux autorités tant militaires que politiques des questions portant sur leur fonctionnement, leur finalité, leur existence même, puisqu’il s’agit de réfléchir sur la question de l’exécution de soldats au sein de leur propre armée.

Nous centrons le propos sur le cas français, non qu’il soit plus important que les autres, mais parce que les sources et l’historiographie dont nous disposons permettent de construire un discours véritablement problématisé et de livrer des conclusions tangibles. D’autre part, la figure du fusillé a opéré un retour en force dans l’actualité, dans les champs mémoriels, dans les débats politiques au point de prendre une place peut-être démesurée face au nombre réel de cas. L’argot de la guerre. La Grande Guerre en dessins, des artistes pendant la premiere guerre mondiale 14-18. 1914 : LES ÉTINCELLES DE LA GUERRE. La Grande Guerre en dessins, des artistes pendant la premiere guerre mondiale 14-18. La Grande Collecte – Europeana 1914 -1918. Gallica - La première guerre mondiale.