As I head out to what I often describe as "a snowbound hellhole" of a hometown to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, I share an image of soldiers trudging through an *actual* snowbound hellhole on their way to battle.
A new box of slides from Brentano's - stamped "Verdun" on the front - gives me the opportunity to make some side-by-side comparisons of both duplicate and same-subject images from my collection.
An extremely brief post, mainly showcasing a very lovely stereographic image of the scars left upon the fields of Flanders after the cessation of hostilities in the Great War.
The Great War was notorious for many things, and one of the most prominent among them was the use of gas warfare. Herein is explained the main gas weapons used in direct violation of the Hague Convention, their effects, and the reason they were not used much after the War.
A Realistic Travels card featuring the legendary Sopwith Camels might not be so... realistic... but it's goshdarn cool, considering what these birds could do!
Today, on the centenary of the Great War's effective end with the 11 a.m. Armistice, I present 100 stereographic (and 2D) photographs from a soldier's-eye point of view. Lest we forget.
An extremely brief Great War post about some German soldiers throwing in the towel, as a result of some unforeseen issues revolving around my internet connection doing the same.
The idea of finding out about a previously-unknown-to-me industrial site in a city in Ithaca, where I spent four happy years, and knew like the back of my hand, was exciting to me. And what a cool stereoview I got! Unfortunately, that's about all I got...
The Tranchée des Baïonnettes - where 21 men of the 137th Infantry's 3 Company were supposedly buried alive, with only their bayonets poking out above the earth - was photographed after it was excavated during the planning phases of the 1920 monument built on the site.
A digital reproduction of a stereoview of a filmmaker filming the possible corpse of a soldier, probably at the Somme.