Monday, February 16, 2009

WWI Photographs

I came across this website with photographs of the First World War that strongly evoke a sense of the trench experience, due in part to their high quality. It is on an American history site, but their are many photographs of the English soldiery, some of the Germans, Italians & one Canadian (the latter taken in the aftermath of the Halifax explosion.)

By the bye, Canadian author Hugh MacLennan has a novel set around the Halifax explosion, Barometer Rising.

1 comment:

ann ogawa said...

wow, these images are really interesting! I did not know they had animals other than horses in the war (1st pic) or ambulances. The conditions of the trenches look really horrific, and the first aid station inside looks really unsanitary...I was also surprised that the hospitals were bombed.