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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - The power of the sea

Two months ago we went for a walk along the beach that runs between Bude and Sandymouth Bay. The tide was low and as we reached Northcott Mouth Bay we  came across the wreck of the SS Belem – a Portuguese cargo ship that sunk in 1917. 104 more words

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WWI army shirt

This vintage shirt was made for a soldier during WWI. It is made of coarse olive drab wool in a pullover style, with eyelets in the collar and reinforcements at the elbows, running down into the sleeve placket. 19 more words


The post

I’ve hardly published any post about this topic, but it’s a major element of soldiers’ life during the Great War: the post (as illustrated by this pic of German soldiers in September 1917). 50 more words


It's beer o'clock! (again)

What a wonderful place to enjoy a beer with a mate, don’t you think?


Poor goat

(at least, it seems this animal is a goat). The smile of these soldiers and the knives held by two of them are clear: this animal is about to be slaughtered and to be eaten soon (if you’re interested in such pictures, see… 7 more words


The backdrop

This post is following in some way yesterday’s one, as it shows another example of backdrop used by photographers in their studio. I don’t have any indication about a potential date for this picture, but I presume it was taken during the war. 30 more words


Peeling potatoes

I don’t know if it happens in other countries, but in France, military service is often seen as soldiers peeling potatoes for a long time. Such as these soldiers, near the front line. 31 more words