Monday, June 30, 2014

Ten great photo essays about the Great War

Readers will remember our frequent visits in 2011 to the Atlantic's series of photo essays on the Second World War, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the US entry into that war in 1941.  The Atlantic's just followed that triumphant achievement with a 10-part photo essay about the First World War.  Here are just a few of their many images, reduced in size to fit this blog.

A French priest blesses an aircraft

British BL 8-inch howitzers in action on the Western Front

German A7V tank in action

US gunners with their French Model 1916 37mm. cannon in 1918

The battleship USS New Jersey in 1918

There are more images at the link, all in much larger sizes.  Great reading for history and military buffs, with many photographs I'd never seen before.


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