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October 30, 2014

Amazing Vintage Photographs of British in World War I

The collection consists of photography of every aspect of World War I - from cadet training to soldiers' graves. Every theatre of war is represented, but the majority of prints were taken in Europe, particularly on the battlefields of France and Belgium.

Original members still serving with a Canadian infantry brigade, 1914.

A bad road, 1914.

A car in trouble after the thaw, 1914.

Wood on its way upcountry, 1914.

A few kilometers behind our line, 1914.

A British dispatch rider, 1914.

The German offensive - Some of the stables in the advanced lines, 1914.

The German offensive - Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig meets M. Clemenceau on the British Front, 1914.

The German offensive - The road to victory, 1914.

The German offensive - Refugees from Armentieres, 1914.

The German offensive - Walking wounded of the 51st Division, 1914.

The German offensive - Getting themselves ready for checking the German offensive, 1914.

The German offensive - A sister attending to gassed men on the Ambulance Train, 1914.

The German offensive - Re-assembling and repairing guns at a Travelling Repair Workshop, 1914.

The German offensive - Some of the gallant 55th going for a short rest after fighting hard, 1914.

The German offensive - An aeroplane protecting some of the 55th Division waiting to go into action, 1914.

The German offensive - Tanks waiting for orders, 1914.

Wounded just arriving from the fighting line leaving the Casualty Clearing Station, 1914.


The boys how have done good work going back for a rest, 1914. A battalion of the Royal Warwickshire.

A train load of men going in support of their brave fighting brothers, 1914.

His Majesty King George Vth visits his armies in France. H.M. the King talking to some Scottish soldiers just out of the line, 1914.

H.M. the King inspects some Scottish troops just outside of the line, 1914.

The King talking to an officer, 1914.

H.M. the King talking to men wounded in the German offensive, 1914.

H.M. the King visits New Zealand troops, 1914.

H.M. the King talking to some R.C.F. officers, 1914.

H.M. the King talking to a soldier wounded in the German offensive, 1914.

The Canteen at the Nth British Corps School where American officers are being trained, 1914.

American officers training in rifle, gernade and bombing practice at the Nth British Corps School, 1914.

American officers with Commandant at the Nth British Corps School somewhere in France, 1914.

American officers training in Stokes mortor work at the Nth British Corps School, 1914.

Exhibition of horse training, 1914.

The bridge, resting on barrels, constructed by British troops, 1914.

The mill at Jerishoh on the Auja where one of the British crossings was made, 1914.

(via UBC Library Digitization Centre)




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