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.
I recently acquired 9 new Great War glass stereoviews from a very generous eBay seller - and present them with captions here.
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.
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.