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N L Collier May 16
Two aerial photos of Fort Douaumont near , in 1914 & end of 1916, show the damage done by 10 months of battle. An estimated 100,000 shells fell on the Fort
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myrmekochoria May 16
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Remember the fallen May 14
Remembering Nurse Alicia Palmieri, Voluntary Aid Detachment, died on 15th May 1917:
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Dan Hill May 19
These words chosen by the parents of Australian Private Arthur James to go on their son's headstone are just breathtaking. Can't imagine how deeply they were affected by the loss of their boy.
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The Photo Alchemist May 19
nurse portrait restoration and colourization
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Canada & World War One May 17
In the news May 17, 1916 - Pte Elliott Beck wounded. He sent a poem to his wife in Toronto: "Love Thoughts in the Trenches -'Tis in the trench on sentry go / That thoughts of love are ever so; Where shells & bullets wend their way / I think of thee, my flower of May..."
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Kathryn White May 16
"'ere's your lemonade a-coming, 'Erbert!" - another cracking cartoon by W. Cecil Dunford depicting the YMCA's work.
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Simon J Emmerson May 19
Thought I'd share a few postcards from my Sussex Yeomanry collection. This card shows Troopers of the Sussex Yeomanry Clipping a horses coat. Unfortunately there's no information on the back of the card. Photo taken by G. Pearson, 30 Vicarage Rd. Hastings.
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SurreyintheGreatWar May 14
Our latest project newsletter is here! Find out all the latest project news here:
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Kathryn White May 20
A Spring visit to Ecoust-St Mein Military Cemetery, near Croisilles. Captured in the Retreat to the Hindenburg Line on 2nd April 1917, it contains burials from throughout the following year.
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boomshanker May 18
Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery. As always, impeccably maintained by the The site is 1.2 km on foot from Prowse Point Cemetery, through a track in the woods. Contains 126 burials from in a stunningly beautiful setting
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WW1 Diary Wakefield May 19
Poems written in hospital by soldiers'. They outline the importance of friendship & memorial. Pages from an autograph book containing signatures of soldiers who were patients at Heath Hall, at the end of WWI. Signatures collected by Marion Walker.
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Dan Hill May 19
Made a quick stop at the former RAF base at Cardington this morning which is dominated by these Airship Hangars, one of which dates from - These buildings are enormous, over 800 feet long. You could fit a ship the size of the Lusitania inside each one!
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Canada & World War One May 19
In the news May 19, 1915 - Sad news in a letter from Major Ewan A MacDougall, 9th (Toronto) Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. He wrote "This fight is the worst I have ever been in...the poor old battery has lost 4 killed & 14 wounded so far."
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Jill Bush May 13
'What were the children to do?' Reviewing 'Shell Shocked Britain by Suzie Grogan for this month's blog.
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Sir William Orpen May 15
German Bomb-Fire at Picardy by Sir William Orpen.
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Remember the fallen May 20
Remembering Nurse Phoebe Meadows, Voluntary Aid Detachment, died aged 28 on 20th May 1918:
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andyblanck May 19
Replying to @PikeGrey1418
Austrians digesting after a hearty lunch in the village of , Val di Fiemme, .
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Simon J Emmerson May 14
A studio photo postcard of Albert James Trenchard. Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry, Egypt. Unfortunately the back of the card is blank. This is one of nine cards featuring Albert Trenchard I recently purchased.
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Simon J Emmerson May 14
A new addition to my Dorset Yeomanry postcard collection. A group photo postcard of men serving in the Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry. Postcard posted to an Alex Lowe, Weymouth. Unfortunately I can't find a connection with the QODY.
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