Thursday, June 28, 2012

SMS Thetis

On the deck of the SMS Thetis. 1914 and 1915 found the SMS Thetis on patrol in the Baltic Sea.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

27th Division in France

A soldier with the 27th Division in France. This Division was also known as the New York Division because of the large number of New York National Guardsmen in it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Columbus Barracks II

Myron Beach stationed at the Columbus Barracks in 1916. An earlier post has an picture taken with the same curtains and flag background.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Double Image

A nice clear image of a soldier with a ghost image of an civilian couple upside-down.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fort Niagara

During the war Fort Niagara was used as a training post and processing barracks. This soldier spent his hot July waiting for a commission or at least a transfer to France.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

12th Landstrum Battalion

A group with the XVIII Army Korps 12th Landstrum Battalion. This must have been well behind the front as the pioneers who built the structure behind them took the time to add a biplane over the door as well as a carving of a bird.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Village Cemetery

This village cemetery was shelled at some point during the war. The crude wooden crosses suggest that some soldiers or civilians were hastily buried there.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cowboy Holster

I have to assume that the pistol and holster are studio props and not army issue.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Englander Koch

According to the front this Englishman was a mess cook at Wurm in 1918. The back read "Mr. Kaufmann Christmas 1918-easter 1919". Perhaps he was on occupation duty during that time.

Rustic Baby Tank

The 301st Heavy Tank Battalion was raised at Camp Meade before moving to England for training. They used British Mark V tanks.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Motor Transport Corps

I am amazed that this soldier was able to have the same dour expression in both photos. He had these two photos taken while in France.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

3rd Army Report Centre

A Signals Company of the Royal Engineers. The six in the back row with goggles are dispatch riders also known as Don R's. Photo by P. J. Baker of Leighton Buzzard.

Friday, June 8, 2012

German Supply Lines

Trucks, wagons and a narrow gauge railroad ready to supply the German spring offensive in 1918.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Abandoned Truck

An ammunition carrier abandoned by the side of the road near Cividalle, Italy. It looks like it broke down and then was stripped of parts. All I can decipher from the back is automobile and Cividalle.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Exhuast Manifold

A group of fliegertruppen around an exhaust manifold for a Albatros C.V. There also is a pair of fireplace tongs stuck in the ground by the feet of the soldier lying down on the left.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Nicht rauchen!

A group of mostly French soldiers held prisoner by the Germans. There is one Englishman standing second from the right. He looks like he might have a cigarette in his hand. Three of the Frenchmen are smoking pipes. All of them in front of a no smoking sign.