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The Newfoundland Regiment During the First World War

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Officers and men outside their billets.

Chemical Warfare in the Twentieth Century

The First World War: A German infantryman using a frying pan as an improvised gas alarm gong. Battle of the Aisne, between Reims and Laon.

The Newfoundland Regiment During the First World War

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
The transport of the Newfoundland Regiment.

Dug-out

Equipped with gas-proof curtains.

16th lancers on the March

Shown on horseback on Western Front.

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 31 July-10 November 1917

Two officers using the bonnet and front wheels of a destroyed lorry as a seat while looking at the map.

The First World War 1914-1918: The Western Front

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
A British Mark IV tank at Wailly. This shows how it would appear to occupants of the German trenches during the Battle of Cambrai. This was the first occasion on which tanks were launched en masse in a surprise attack and it clearly demonstrated the potential of the armoured vehicle.

Arras

Communication trench running across a street.

Battle of Courcelette

Bringing in a wounded Canadian on a truck from the battle.

Christmas on the Front

Soldier with a Christmas Pudding.

Christmas Mail

Artillery Officers with their Christmas mail-bag.

The Battle of the Somme 1 July-18 November 1916

Gap in barbed wire entanglements in front of reserve trenches, caused by the explosion of a large shell.

Men of the 15th Royal Welsh Fusiliers (London Welsh)

Filling sandbags with the earth excavated in the construction of a dug-out in their trenches.

German Offensive

Loading a 60-pounder.

Photography during the First World War

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Troops supposedly 'going over the top' at the start of the Battle of the Somme in 1916, photographed by Canadian official photographer Ivor Castle. This photograph was widely and misleadingly published as a portrayal of an actual British attack. However it was actually taken during a training exercise behind the lines. The breech cover which is clearly visible on the rifle of the soldier in the foreground was edited out in contemporary publications of the...

Gas Mask Drill for Artillery Horses

Mont St. Eloi and the battered towers of the abbey in the background.

Official First World War Photographers

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
David McClellan: The single file of infantry going forward in the last stages of the 1918 offensive.

Battle of the Canal du Nord

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
A Field Dressing Station, showing prisoners bringing the wounded in. 4th Canadian Division Front. In background artillery going forward. Owing to depth of initial objective, batteries were compelled to move foward into captured ground to continue firing the barrage.

Battle of St. Quentin Canal

Australian and American Troops at the southern entrance of the St. Quentin Canal Tunnel, captured by 30th American Division on 29th September 1918.

Directorate of Agricultural Production

Troops stacking wheat.

Directorate of Agricultural Production.

Tending potato crop.

WRNS push a cart full of finished floats along the quayside, probably at Lowestoft

WRNS: Mrs Gladys Barnes holds a large pole as she pushes her motor boat away from the shore

At Southwick Harbour.

A WRNS officer instructs ratings in the use of anti-gas respirators, Lowestoft 1918

Indian military engineers in Mesopotamia

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