Black And White Photos Of World War I [18+]
26. German soldiers practice with a flame-thrower on April 4, 1917. (Source: Deutsches Bundesarchiv)
27. British tanks pass dead Germans who were alive before the cavalry advanced a few minutes before the picture was taken. (Source: National Library of Scotland)
28. Ottoman Turk Machine Gun Corps at Tel esh Sheria Gaza Line, in 1917, part of the Sinai and Palestine Campaign. (Source: Library of Congress)
British troops were battling the the Ottoman Empire (supported by Germany), for control of the Suez Canal, Sinai Peninsula, and Palestine.
29. A German ammunition column, men and horses equipped with gas masks, pass through woods contaminated by gas in June of 1918. (Source: National Archives/Official German Photograph)
30. A German dog hospital, treating wounded dispatch dogs coming from the front, ca. 1918. (Source: National Archive/Official German Photograph of WWI)
31. U.S. Army Company A, Ninth Machine Gun Battalion. Three soldiers man set up a machine gun in railroad shop in Chateau Thierry, France, on June 7, 1918. (Source: NARA)
32. An Austrian armored train in Galicia, ca, 1915. (Source: Library of Congress)
Adding armor to trains dates back to the American Civil War, used as a way to safely move weapons and personnel through hostile territory.
33. Soldier on a U.S. Harley-Davidson motorcycle, ca. 1918. (Source: San Diego Air and Space Museum)
During the last years of the war, the United States deployed more than 20,000 Indian and Harley-Davidson motorcycles overseas.
34. An experimental Red Cross vehicle designed to protect the wounded while gathering them from trenches during World War I, ca. 1915. (Source: Library of Congress)
The narrow wheels and low clearance would likely make this design ineffective in the chaotic and muddy front line landscape.
35. A German soldier holds the handset of a field telephone to his head, as two others hold a spool of wire, presumably unspooling it as they head into the field. (Source: National Archives)
36. Women working in the welding Department of the Lincoln Motor Co., in Detroit, Michigan, ca. 1918. (Source: U.S. Army Signal Corps/Library of Congress)
37. A German soldier holds a camera, standing in front of a destroyed British Mark IV (female) tank and the burned remains of its crew in 1917. (Source: Deutsches Bundesarchiv)
38. A patient is examined in a mobile radiology lab, belonging to the French Army, ca. 1914. (Source: Bibliotheque nationale de France)
39. A pigeon with a small camera attached. (Source: Deutsches Bundesarchiv)
The trained birds were used experimentally by German citizen Julius Neubronner, before and during the war years, capturing aerial images when a timer mechanism clicked the shutter.
40. Annamese (colonial troops from French Indochina) disembarking at Camp Saint-Raphael. (Source: Bibliotheque nationale de France)
Over the course of the war, nearly 100,000 Indochinese were deployed in Europe, most as laborers, but several thousand also served in combat battalions.
41. Dead Romanian soldiers near Kronstadt (now Stalin), Romania, in 1916. (Source: Library of Congress)
42. A military camp for Australian soldiers in Egypt, during WWI. (Source: State Library of South Australia)
43. Austrian soldiers mete out punishment to Russian prisoners. (Source: Brett Butterworth)
Austria-Hungary took over a million prisoners of war during the Great War, the vast majority being Russians. Using POW labor, the Austro-Hungarians built large POW and civilian internment camps, usually near near major railway lines, which supported the transportation of prisoners and supplies.