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Sergeant, Signal Corps

I think it’s one of the few pics of soldiers of the US Signal Corps I own (you have to trust me, the patches can be hardly seen on this pic but I own the original negative glass plate and have very high resolution versions of the same picture). 17 more words


War movie posters: Il giorno più corto

Il giorno più corto (also known as The Shortest Day) is a 1962 Italian Comedy film directed by Sergio Corbucci. This parody of the war movie… 70 more words


War movie posters: La Grande Guerra

And for the third poster of war movies linked to the Great War, I am proposing you today the best Italian one ever made: La Grande Guerra… 62 more words


War movie posters: Paths of Glory

Or Orizzonti di Gloria, as it’s the Italian translation of this 1957 Stanley Kubrick’s movie. The release of the film in 1958 and its showing in parts of Europe were controversial. 73 more words


War movie posters: Uomini Contro

I had the chance to visit a small exhibition in Gallarate (Italy) about war movies’ posters, I wanted to share with you some of them, which are of course all movies linked to the Great War. 25 more words


The deadliest pandemic in history: the 1918 influenza outbreak

Thousands died in 2009 with the outbreak of swine flu that swept the globe. However that figure pales in comparison to the estimated 50 to 100 million deaths that resulted from the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic that followed World War One. 425 more words


A British wire party

And for today, here’s a picture of a British wire party, with soldiers carrying “pig-tail” poles which will be used for barbed wire (if you want to see a German wire party, it’s here).