WW1

REVIEW: The Saint Mihiel Offensive 12-16 September- The Americans

Maarten Otte’s book covers the story of the American Participation in the World War One Saint Mihiel Offensive.  The Americans entered the war late and although unproven in battle they quickly became a formidable force in their own right. With Pershing leading the American Forces he negotiated with the Allies to ensure he commanded his …

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Members of the 77th Co, 6th Machine Gun Battalion & French poilus near Belleau Wood.

US Marines at Belleau Wood and Blanc Mont during World War 1

In 1918, World War I was in its fourth year. Imperial Russia had succumbed to the Communist Revolution and capitulated to Imperial Germany. In the West, a race against time was on. The Allies of Great Britain and France were watching with mounting concern as German armies from the Eastern Front began reinforcing those on …

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The cratered landscape at Hill 60 today

Battle of Hill 60 – Three East Surrey Victoria Crosses

Hill 60 had been taken by the Germans in November 1914 during the Battle of First Ypres (Flemish: Ieper). Due to its height it provided an excellent vantage point over Ypres, Zillebeke and the surrounding area. Battle of Hill 60 The British blew several mines under the area on 17th April, and captured it with very few …

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Horrors of World War I

Horrors of World War I brought in colorized images

The featured photographs, colorized by Benjamin Thomas, Doug Banks, Dave Chandler, Frederic Duriez, Paul Reynolds and Royston Leonard, capture in vivid detail the horror, devastation and sadness on the battlefields of World War I. Their photos are also featured among the hundreds of colored photos on the WW1 Colourised Photos, WW2 Colourised Photos and Colours of Yesterday Facebook pages. Editor’s …

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