Tuesday, July 31, 2012

French Trench


A French trench that has been captured by the Germans. A pair of Sanitätsmannschaften can be seen by the remains of the building.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Greetings from Lille


English and French prisoners being marched through Lille, France. An image from the same photographer can be found here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Unexcelled Manufacturing Company

The Unexcelled Manufacturing Company was one of four pyrotechnics companies in the United States at the time. They all switched from firework production to war work. Making signal rockets, parachute rockets, signal flares, lights and smoke torches.
This parade float represented their New Brunswick, New Jersey plant.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Snowball fight

The soldier on the left has the only readable collar patch. It places him with the 7th Regiment.
Not only is the fellow on the right about to get a face full of snow he is also getting his foot stepped on.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Marching through town

French troops marching through a French town.  The civilian population is there to see them with plenty of flags flying so it is a great occasion. It is undated so I can't say that they are marching off to the front early in the war.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Osnabrück, Germany

A mixed group from the 25th, 31st and 33rd Infantry Regiments. The lower left corner is faintly embossed "A Funke Phot. Osnabrück". There was a prisoner of war camp near Osnabrück but my guess is that this is post war. The clean uniforms and medals makes me think that these soldiers are on occupation duty.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Army Ordnance Corps

Five members of the Army Ordnance Corps somewhere in England.

Coney Island

Three sailors on Liberty visiting Coney Island. The nearest port would have been the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Army Service Corps Mechanical Transport Company

An unidentified member of the Army Service Corps. It looks like he was part of a Mechanical transport Company.

Nursing Staff

The nursing staff at an unidentified French hospital.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

78th Reserve Division

Some officers of the 78th Reserve Division. Formed at the end of 1914 this division saw action on both fronts before it was disbanded in 1918.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

German Ambulance Wagons

Ambulance wagons under construction at a German carriage maker.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Virgil Cross


Virgil Cross with the 119th Field Artillery. They were at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas from August, 1917 before heading to France in February, 1918.
General Pershing called the 119th "The legion of hell itself...disheveled and uncut, a rowdy and miscreant lot, who fight like demonic lions and drink like gods, but in all, no better men than to have with you in combat!"

Monday, July 2, 2012

3. Halbflottille

A group from the 3. Halbflottille with a cat for a mascot. These men would have most likely served on a destroyer or torpedo boat.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

SMS König Wilhelm and SMS Charlotte

The SMS König Wilhelm and the SMS Charlotte at the Naval Academy at Mürwik. The König Wilhelm was used as a floating barracks and training vessel. The Charlotte its support ship. The two ships were together from 1910 to 1917 when the Charlotte was replaced with the Medusa.