"They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn. "

I debated making this picture in black and white for the 100th anniversary of the armistice but what those poor boys saw was not in black and white just like war. This corporals uniform is so small it hits home the realization they were just boys. Growing up in Schenectady and have deployed with the 27th where half the city fought for either the 27th ID or 42nd ID it's was something forgotten to the city. Let us not forget the sacrifice they made. #trenchwarfare #pistol #milsurplus #notasafequeen #toolsofthetrade #gun #colt1911 #ww2 #ww1 #27thInfantryDivison #27thID #bootknife #trenchknife #milsurpguys #mantiques #1918trenchknife #militaria #ww1militaria #thegreatwar #newyorknationalguard #trenchart

🦍Great power blocking by the line right here. Deuce block by the RG/RT to the back side LB. Pulling guard puts his helmet on 👂🏾hole of the LB. LT with a great slam block. And Greg with the great one on one blocking. Cam being patient hit the hole. When all 11 do the right thing!!!!! #olinepride #preparation #georgiafootball #combineprep #nfl #carolinapanthers #finishing #trenchwarfare

Sanctuary Wood Museum near Ypres. One of few remaining sections of trench from the British lines. I appreciated that the area of trench remains largely untouched and conveys just how cramped and makeshift this was. An eerie quiet place the day I visited in 2016 #lestweforget #ypres #hill62 #trenchwarfare #wwi #thewartoendallwars #armistice100 #sanctuarywood #wewillrememberthem #belgium #france #flandersfields #remembrance #respect #history #lovenothate #dulceetdecorumest

An interesting diagram showing the layout and design of WW1 trenches. And a colorized picture of the trenches from above.
Frontline trenches were usually about 7 feet deep and 6 feet wide. The front of the trench was known as the Parapet. The rear of the trench called the Parados. The top 2 or 3 feet of the parapet and parados would consist of a thick line of sandbags packed well together and intended to absorb any bullets or shell fragments.
In order to see over the top of the trench a 2 -3 foot ledge known as a Fire-step was added.
The trenches were dug in a zig-zag pattern. This was to prevent bullets, shells, and fragments from travelling along the straight line. Otherwise, if an enemy soldier reached the trench he would be able to fire right down the length of the trench. Each trench also had firebays and traverses to get out of the line of any fire, and to reach the parrallel trenches.
Boards were placed on the ground of the trenches to try and prevent problems with the wet conditions and mud, which the men would get stuck in and which led to problems such as trenchfoot.
Soldiers also made dugouts and funk holes in the side of the trenches to give them some protection from the weather and enemy fire.
Behind the front line trenches were support and reserve trenches. The 3 rows of trenches covered between 200 - 500 yards. Communication trenches were dug at an angle to the frontline ones and were used to transport men, equipment, and other supplies.
The frontline trenches were protected in front by barbed wire entanglements which could be several metres deep and separated the front line from No Man's Land, and also from behind by machine gun posts. ♠♠
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In August 1914, German forces crossed into Belgium and France. Their objective was to reach Paris with unprecedented speed and outflank the French army by sweeping through Belgium. Almost immediately, the Germans encountered unforeseen resistance from the Belgians that jeopardized the Schlieffen Plan. The Germans, using their overwhelming manpower, managed to push forward into Belgium. The French, British and Belgians relied heavily on delaying tactics to gain the time needed to mass their troops and halt the German advance. The Germans met their first defeat within sight of Paris, as they underestimated the French Sixth Army and the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at the Marne. From September 1914 on, the Allies and the Germans raced westward toward the North Sea, trying to outflank one another before the stalemate of trench warfare set in. By the time the front stabilized, the Germans had ... to finish the story you'll have to head on over to AmericanRifleman.org .
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This WW1 improvised trench weapon is a poignant reminder of how barbaric this particular war was. This heavy lump of lead on the end of this patinated shaft would inflict serious injury or fatality when employed during hand-to-hand combat
55 cm long.
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#WWI #BritishArmy #tanks #armoured * ‘Tank’ was initially a code name to disguise the true purpose of this secret new weapon urged into development by the First Lord of the Admiralty - Winston Churchill #1915 #UK #trenchwarfare #westernfront #rhomboid #thegreatwar

Last one of the trench, I promise. Just wanted to get an "in action" shot that showed how cool the moss and weathering effects turned out. I love how the skeletons and detritus are visible but clearly buried in decades of grime and unfettered deathworld growth.
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"Afonso needs you!" Fake Portuguese Great War propaganda for my next solo exhibition in December. #worldwarone #propaganda #trenchwarfare #thefirstworldwar #illustration #ilustração #portrait #poster

Perang Parit (Trench Warfare) adalah sebuah taktik perang yang lazim digunakan selama Perang Dunia I (1914-1918). Namun taktik ini dianggap konyol dan membosankan, sehingga menyebabkan perang menjadi sangat lambat.

Terinspirasi dari Perang Jepang-Rusia 1905, dimana tentara Jepang membuat parit-parit secara sistematis untuk mendekati benteng milik Rusia dengan tujuan mengurangi jumlah korban jiwa. Dimana tentara Jepang berjalan di dalam parit menuju benteng Rusia dan dapat berlindung dari serangan tentara Rusia. Hasilnya, tentara Jepang mampu menggempur benteng dari jarak dekat.

Di Eropa, berkembangnya teknologi artileri membuat para tentara harus berpikir untuk membuat taktik yang lebih aman, daripada membuat serangan frontal yang tentunya banyak memakan korban. Maka itu, dibuatlah banyak parit-parit pertahanan, terutama di sepanjang perbatasan Perancis-Jerman. Mereka menggali tanah dan membuat jalur dibawah tanah secara sistematis. Mulai dari garis depan hingga garis belakang , serta dilindungi banyak karung pasir, kayu, ataupun kawat-kawat berduri.
Kedua pihak (Blok Sekutu dan Blok Sentral) melakukan hal yang sama.Tujuannya pun sama yakni merebut parit musuh untuk terus maju sampai ke garis terbelakang. Tetapi, dengan senapan mesin yang juga dapat menimbulkan korban besar, maka masing-masing pihak bertahan lama dalam parit hanya untuk menunggu musuh lengah. Akibatnya, perang menjadi lambat

Situasi parit yang tidak sehat, terutama di garis depan. Para tentara kerap kali kekurangan air, makanan, obat, bahkan harus menghadapi bau yang tidak sedap dan juga sempit. Kadang mereka harus tinggal setahun lamanya didalamnya, tanpa mandi. Beberapa malah meninggal dalam parit, bahkan sampai membusuk karena tak mau keluar, daripada harus mati ditangan musuh.
Setelah PD I selesai pada 1918, taktik seperti ini perlahan mulai ditinggalkan karena lambat dan konyol. Juga dianggap malah menimbulkan korban jiwa lebih besar. Selain karena perang, malah banyak pula meninggal karena penyakit dari kehidupan yang tidak sehat didalam parit.

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~The War to End All Wars~

100 years ago, #WorldWarOne came to end. It was the #FirstDayOfPeace but little did the world know...it was a #BadPeace. The #Victors were not humbled, demanded punishment and showed no mercy. The #Vanquished were broken, starving, and forced to face humiliation with no way out. The seeds were sowed for #BitterMenAndWomen to rise to power and for #GoodMenAndWomen to be blinded and deaf when the #HelplessCalledForRescue. ●The majority of countries and their citizens marched off to war to the sound of parade bands and with smiles on their faces.
●So many people volunteered, that only the well educated, talented and professional in a craft were accepted.
●Due this, it was the first time civilization was truely threatened b/c so many intellectuals and builders of society would meet death in the millions.
●On the other hand, the accounts of the war were recorded with accuracy via journals, poems, memoirs, and art. ● 20 years before, men fought with swords, rode on horses and used rifles that fired a bullet once every 20 seconds. ●WWI would be fought with machine guns, fast loading rifles, tanks, airplanes, large artillery, and for the first time, lethal gas.
●A new type of warfare was used, #TrenchWarfare, were battles would be fought in the same place for 4 years.
●Lush forests with wild life soon became barren deserts...akin to the lifeless moon.
●The trenches/holes would become home for the soldiers where they would eat, sleep, defecate and bury their dead.
●Soldiers reported that rats grew bigger than dogs and twice as mean.
●Men put on gas masks resembling aliens, fought in machines that hid the human figure, and killed in unspeakable ways that deteriorated the human spirit. ●32 Nations joined the war. ●17 million would die.
●20 million would be casualties
●For almost 20 years, there was peace but there was also the #GreatDepression.
●During this time a #Veteran of the #WWI would rise to power and stoke the fire of war.
● This man would steer the world into WWII, to avenge the humiliation of Germany, his name was #AdolfHitler.
#Forgive your enemies, do not shame, and befriend them if possible. #LifeLesson

Federico my grandfather (left), 1918, in Pershing's American Expeditionary Force, 7th Field Artillery. He fought at Montdidier-Noyon, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne (gassed and wounded), Occupation of Luxembourg and Germany. 1917-1919. Active duty again in WW2. #100yearsago #ww1 #trenchwarfare #veteransday #silverstar #armistice #figliodicampania #nomorewar #bellahorridabella

One of the fist flashmobs in history- In memory of the horses perished during WWI, 1920s .

Horses were recruited in hundreds of thousands for the cavalry and, with donkeys and mules, to haul equipment over terrain vehicles could not cross. In the Middle East and Asia camels did the same.

Dr Matthew Shaw of the British Library, which dedicated an exhibition to WW1 animals, says: “They were central to the war effort. “Without them it’s likely victory would not have been secured. It would have been impossible to keep the front line supplied.” The casualties were heavy. Of a million horses and mules recruited by the British Army, nearly half died as a result of injury or enemy fire. In one day alone 7,000 horses died during the battle of Verdun in 1916. Campaign: 1914 poster

And most of those who survived enemy action were seen off by disease, so that in the end only 60,000 returned home. When war broke out the charity Our Dumb Friends League launched what would become the Blue Cross Fund to raise money for the Army Veterinary Corps.

Steven Broomfield, hospital manager at the Blue Cross HQ in London, explains: “By the end of 1914 the Blue Cross had established four main depots on the Western Front supplying bandages, antiseptic tablets, fly shields for their eyes and humane killers if they couldn’t be saved.” By 1918 the fund had raised £170,000 – around £6million today – and treated 50,000 sick horses and 18,000 dogs.

Mr Broomfield also believes horses played a decisive role in the victory. “In the latter part of the war, the Germans ran out of horses and dismounted their cavalry,” he says. “In 1918 they launched a massive offensive that broke through the British and French lines but had no cavalry to exploit it. "We, on the other hand, had several divisions of horses that could plug holes all over the place.” -----------------------------_------------
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