Moments in Military History—World War 1

04 Mar

US Soldiers 1918

French soldiers with St. Etienne Mle 1907 machine gun

U.S. soldiers with 37 Mle 1916 Puteaux.

Belgian soldiers with their bicycles in Boulogne, France, 1914

U.S. 91st Division troops leave a French village

German soldiers with M1905 Herrenrad Victoria ‘Model 12′ bicycles

German sailors marching through the streets of Bruxelles. 1914.

French gunners with 75 mm anti-aircraft gun, Salonika Front.

Chief of Staff of U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur. 1931


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14 responses to “Moments in Military History—World War 1

  1. Sue Dreamwalker

    March 9, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Amazing pictures of snapshots in peoples lives.. It is such a shame throughout all of history isn’t it Ian that War still is the frontline of Battle between Humans to air their differences.. Wonder when humanity will learn?

    Blessings Sue x

    • The Emu

      March 9, 2015 at 11:42 am

      I wont post pics like that again Sue, delving into the past is just putting old negative moments back into the spot light.
      They are the past, moments in time that would have faded into obscurity, except for mans technology in inventing the camera.

      • Sue Dreamwalker

        March 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

        Sometimes though Man has to be shown the horrors of war.. I thought long and hard over my last poem post.. as I included a link to a fellow bloger with a warning… Don’t go their.. I wish I hadn’t, but the fact I saw what I did, made me write the poem.. so it was needed…
        So many young men join the arm career for they feel loyal, and its a great career opportunity.. and fair enough it is in peace time.. But armies are for war.. And the consequences are long lasting beyond the peace thereafter.. As many a ex-Viet army man has experienced.. At last here in the UK many ex soldiers From Afghanistan are now getting the mental help with dealing with their anxieties which was once pushed under the carpet… For their traumatic experiences…

        Sending Positive Vibres your way Ian.. Hugs Sue

        • The Emu

          March 10, 2015 at 4:52 am

          Thanks Sue for that positive response, war touches every human being in one way or another.
          The repercussions on the mind and Soul are horrendous,war shatters mans beliefs in many ways.
          Wars were once envisaged as a great adventure, particularly so to many Australians who enlisted in the Second war.
          Maybe this same scenario is what is attracting recruits to ISIL, fighting for a belief that is not a religion but an ideology.
          Anyway Sue, you and I and many others don’t need to ponder on this subject, it brings negative thoughts to mind and, as your post on responsibility, we don’t need these thoughts returning.

  2. Monica

    March 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Amazing pictures, Ian. I have never seen MacArthur looking so young. Have we had enough war by now?

    • The Emu

      March 7, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      I think we have certainly had enough wars Monica.
      Looking at some of those pics,its sad that mankind hasn’t progressed with communication and humanity.

  3. Michiko

    March 4, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    I remember so much about the war’s only still younger ages bad times away.. after I marry to my husband are wonderful time in Australia.
    I was very happy with two son’s and young two boys and two gires.
    you has a lovely time Ian!

    • The Emu

      March 5, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Good evening Dear Michiko, so lovely to hear from you and hoping you and your family are healthy and happy.
      I sent you an invite on Facebook, as I saw you are a friend of my Dear friend Sue Macarthur.
      Wishing you much happiness Michiko.
      Kind regards.

  4. gpcox

    March 4, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I don’t really know much about WWI. I have a report about the last shot fired (acquired in an estate sale) and a signed copy of Ambulance No.10. Other than that I pick things up from blog posts. I do know though exactly how Churchill sent his men to slaughter at Galliopi for a parcel of land that no one wanted.

    • The Emu

      March 4, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Gallipoli was the greatest stuff up in Australia’s war, the assault, misplaced landing sites, the withdrawal was a mess.
      Yet each year we celebrate the remembrance of those who fought and died at Gallipoli on 26th April.

      • gpcox

        March 4, 2015 at 11:55 am

        Oh, no doubt. The soldiers SHOULD be admired for what they did, despite the lack of leadership. I meant NO disrespect to the troops and they should be remembered!

        • The Emu

          March 5, 2015 at 8:45 am

          Agree with you there gp, we remember our fallen for their dedication and sacrifice, not only in the face of the enemy, but for enduring the stupidity of the war hierarchy.

  5. prenin

    March 4, 2015 at 11:15 am

    May they never be forgotten! 😦

    God Bless!


    • The Emu

      March 4, 2015 at 11:44 am

      These guys are long gone by now Prenin, and anyone who remembered them is probably fish bait by now.


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