Tuesday, September 30, 2014
cadichon46:

Christina BloomThe 1st Life Guards prepare to leave Hyde Park Barracks and head to war, on 15 August 1914 (detail) 1914 Christina Broom/Museum of London

cadichon46:

Christina Bloom
The 1st Life Guards prepare to leave Hyde Park Barracks and head to war, on 15 August 1914 (detail)
1914
Christina Broom/Museum of London

(Source: artblart)

Friday, September 26, 2014
imalegionnaire:

Rosh Hashana greeting card from 1914
שָׁנָה טוֹבָה

imalegionnaire:

Rosh Hashana greeting card from 1914

שָׁנָה טוֹבָה

Thursday, September 25, 2014
shiftysketch:

This is like the third account of Aussies screaming profanity at the Turks like this and I’m hardly two days into the battle of Gallipoli. I fucking love reading about the ANZAC soldiers. From Gallipoli by Peter Hart

shiftysketch:

This is like the third account of Aussies screaming profanity at the Turks like this and I’m hardly two days into the battle of Gallipoli. I fucking love reading about the ANZAC soldiers.
From Gallipoli by Peter Hart

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
predecessors:

A German soldier smokes a cigarette whilst nestled comfortably inside one of the Paris Siege Guns captured during the Spring Offensive. 1918.

predecessors:

A German soldier smokes a cigarette whilst nestled comfortably inside one of the Paris Siege Guns captured during the Spring Offensive. 1918.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
historywars:

Portrait of a Austrian Lance Corporal c.1918 wearing a Stahlhelm helmet

historywars:

Portrait of a Austrian Lance Corporal c.1918 wearing a Stahlhelm helmet

Monday, September 22, 2014
talesofwar:

Bringing music to the front. Aside military issued instrument, men also crafted various instruments with scraps found on the battlefields to build flutes, guitars, accordeons, violins and mandolines.

talesofwar:

Bringing music to the front. Aside military issued instrument, men also crafted various instruments with scraps found on the battlefields to build flutes, guitars, accordeons, violins and mandolines.

ontheedgeofdarkness:

Two women looking over Verdun, France, during WWI [x]

ontheedgeofdarkness:

Two women looking over Verdun, France, during WWI [x]

Sunday, September 21, 2014
historicaltimes:

Four German soldiers in bunk beds who had been woken up for a surprise photograph during World War 1, c. 1917.
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historicaltimes:

Four German soldiers in bunk beds who had been woken up for a surprise photograph during World War 1, c. 1917.

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i want to hear them!
I’m so happy you asked. These evergreen classics are eating my soul right now:
Il Testamento del Capitano - it tells the story of a captain of the Alpine troops who is dying of his wounds and sends for his men (who at first say they don’t have shoes to walk, and the captain is like, “with or without shoes, I want my Alpines here”) who have to cut up his corpse and send the pieces to the King, the Motherland, the battalion, the mountains, his mother and his sweetheart.
Ta-Pum - general shit frontline life, the title is an onomatopoeic imitation of the noise made by Austrian rifles (first a noise that goes roughly like “ta”, then “pum” i.e. the actual bang).
Ponte de Priula - about the retreat after the defeat suffered at Caporetto, and the river Piave being “red with Italian blood” spilled by the firing squads set up to wipe off deserters.
Monte Canino - “… after three days of travelling by train and another two on foot, we arrived on Monte Canino / and under the clear sky we have to rest / If you’re hungry, look far away / If you’re thirsty, grab your cup / The snow will take your thirst away”, I think the sloppy translation speaks for itself.
(bonus personal crap: some of my reenactment buddies and I ended up trying to teach and translate Il Testamento del Capitano to a drunk German boy at an event this summer; it was one of the most intense moments of my life.)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
timetravelteam:

Female Russian soldiers under instruction WW1

timetravelteam:

Female Russian soldiers under instruction WW1