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.
One-shot #8: At a Calvary Near the Ancre
In which Wilfred Owen's poem is paired with and analyzed beside one of the images from the A. O. Fasser Collection.
One-shot #7: Tranchée des Baïonnettes, Verdun
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.
One-shot #6: Negative Notions
An examination of how one can take a century-old Great War negative in rough shape and recover as much detail as possible to provide a salvageable archival digital positive.
Alexander O. Fasser: An American Surgeon in Paris
An American surgeon left for France in October 1915, returning six months later with stories, knowledge, a sense of horror - and about 500 Great War stereoviews, taken by him with a camera he bought while there and quickly learned to use quite well.
One-shot #5: Wartime Filmmaking
A digital reproduction of a stereoview of a filmmaker filming the possible corpse of a soldier, probably at the Somme.
Wilfred Owen: Anthem for a Doomed Poet
One hundred years ago today, Wilfred Owen, a Lieutenant in the 2nd Manchesters - and an as-yet unknown poet - fell to German guns in the crossing of the Sambre-Oise Canal in the Second Battle of the Sambre. Here's a brief account of the final three years of his life, with 3D photographs that show the gritty reality of the Great War.
New Acquisition: “Millie’s Nine”
I recently acquired 9 new Great War glass stereoviews from a very generous eBay seller - and present them with captions here.
Manille in the Dugout
French soldiers passed the interminably long days, weeks, and months in the trenches in numerous ways. One of these ways was by playing the card game Manille.
No Men Stand in No Man’s Land
The first in a daily series on the Great War that will continue through the end of November, to honor the memories of those who fought and those who died.