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3rd Division Friends

Today’s picture is linked to some themes of the last weeks: these doughboys belong to the US 3rd Division (as indicated by the sleeve insigna), and I think this picture was taken in Germany, during the occupation. 33 more words


The machine-gun

For this day, a very impressive view of a German machine-gun with its crew. It seems they are defending the heights above a river, with slopes covered by barbed ware.


The Irish World - 1918

The Ogden Standard, 22nd January, 1918 p12
The Irish World, The Gaelic-American and the Freeman’s Journal, three of the leading weekly publications in this country espousing the cause of Irish independence have been barred from the mails – it was learned from the editors of these papers today.

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French artillerymen

I always forget that I own a very nice series of pictures of French artillerymen (from the Artillerie de montagne corps, to be more precise); this picture is to link to my series of pair of soldiers. 11 more words


Entering Coblenz

“Coblenz”, not “Koblenz” because the first spelling was the used before 1926 in Germany. According to its caption, this picture was taken on a 14 December, when US Army occupation troops entered this town in 1918. 48 more words


The whistle chain

For this Saturday evening, another picture linked to the theme of these last days (pair of soldiers). I was astonished by the high quality of the picture, all details can clearly be seen, including the whistle chain fixed to the shoulder of the man on the right.