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The Most Powerful Images Of World War I
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World War I in Photos: British soldiers standing in mud on the French front lines, ca. 1917. (National Library of Scotland)
1917: Soldados británicos en el frente francés. Con pala en mano dispuestos a cavar más trincheras
Amy Beechey. Mother of 5 sons lost to the Great War. What sorrow she must have had to endure.
Amy Beechey | Mother of 5 sons lost to the Great War. What sorrow she must have had to endure. Following are photos of her sons ...
Leondard Beechey-5th of the brothers to die in battle.
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Leonard Beechey | Rifleman 593763, 18th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). Leonard was gassed and wounded at Bourlon Wood. He died of his wounds on 29th December 1917. Rifleman Len Beechey is buried at St Sever Cemetery near Rouen, along with Private Walter Souls, two boys from families who gave five sons.
LEONARD BEECHEY. FIFTH BROTHER TO DIE IN THE GREAT WAR.Eventually the newspapers picked up the story of Mrs Beechey’s fivefold bereavement. In April 1918 she was presented to King George V and Queen Mary. When the Queen commented on her great sacrifice, she responded: ‘It was no sacrifice, Ma’am. I did not give them willingly.’
Leondard Beechey, 5th of the brothers to die in battle.
Charles Beechey-4th of the brothers to die in battle.
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Charles Beechey, 4th of the brothers to die in battle.
Charles Beechey - 4th brother to die in battle.
CHARLES BEECHEY, FOURTH BROTHER TO DIE IN THE GREAT WAR. Char may have been a reluctant soldier, but he was a brave one. On October 10 he left his machine gun post to get more ammunition, exposing himself to gun fire. A bullet hit him in the chest and he died within two hours.
Harold Beechey-3th of the brothers to die in battle. April 1918
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Harold Beechey | Lance Corporal 200, 48th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. While fighting in Gallipoli, where he fought Turks and dysentery & being invalided twice. He survived the Hell of Pozières (Somme) but was sent to England to recover from his wounds, patched up and sent back to fight again. He came home to recover & sent back to France in November 1916, but killed by a bomb on 10th April 1917, aged 26. No known grave. Commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.
HAROLD BEECHEY. THIRD BROTHER TO DIE IN THE GREAT WAR. The Australian Red Cross reassured her that Harold had died quickly. She wrote back: ‘I am thankful he did not suffer long. This is the third of my eight sons (all in the Army) who has lost his life in France . . . poor boy.’
Harold Beechey, 3th of the brothers to die in battle in April 1918.
Harold Beechey - 3th brother to die in battle. April 1918
Frank Beechey 2nd of the brothers to die in battle. Nov 1916
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Frank Beechey | Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Frank died of his wounds on 14th November 1916, at aged 30. His legs were torn off by a Somme shell. Frank had lain in No Man's Land under enemy fire from dawn until dusk before an army doctor risked his life to crawl out and administer morphine. He is buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France.
Frank Beechey, 2nd of the brothers to die in battle in November 1916.
FRANK BEECHEY. SECOND BROTHER TO DIE IN THE GREAT WAR. He was already ill when he was wounded and gassed at the battle of Cambrai on November 30, 1917. At first he seemed to rally, but then tetanus set in and in the last few days of 1917, Mrs Beechey learned that Len had died.
Barnard Beechey 1st of the brothers to die in battle. Sept 1915
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Barnard Beechey, 1st of the brothers to die in battle, September 1915.
BARNARD BEECHEY. FIRST BROTHER TO DIE IN THE GREAT WAR. In October she received in the post a small brown envelope from the War Office. ‘Madam,’ stated the official form, ‘It is my painful duty to inform you that a report has this day been received from the War Office notifying the death of 13773 Sergeant BR Beechey, Lincolnshire Regiment, on September 25, 1915.’ He had been killed at the battle of Loos, a major offensive on the Western Front.
Barnard Beechey | Sergeant 13773, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. The eldest at 38, Barnard Beechey joined the 9th Service in Lincoln. He was the first of the brothers to die. Killed in the Battle of Loos, he charged to his death on 25th September 1915, aged 38. His body was never found. Just a few days before he was killed in September 1915, he wrote: "I really am all right and don't mind the life, only we all wish the thing was over." No known grave.
While trench warfare had a considerable human cost, it was an effective way of holding the line of battle. Unfortunately, it left many battles in a constant stalemate. The trenches of the Allied and Central powers stretched across eastern France, extending from Belgium, through France to Switzerland. (British trenches on top left, German trenches on top/bottom right)
An aerial view of the WWI Loos-Hulluch trench system in France. British trenches are situated on the left of the photo, and German trenches on the right - in the middle of the two is no man’s land. July 22, 1917
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Aeriel view of WW1 Loos- Hulluch Trench System France. British to the left of photo Germans to the right, no man's land in the middle
An aerial view of the WWI Loos-Hulluch trench system in France. British trenches are situated on the left of the photo, and German trenches on the right. In the middle of the two is no man’s land. July 22, 1917
Unknown Solider of World War I being taken to Arlington National Cemetery, Nvember 11, 1921
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The Unknown Soldier being taken to Arlington National Cemetery. Nov. 11, 1921. Autochrome photo.
The (USA) unknown soldier Unknown World War I being taken to Arlington National Cemetery, November 11, 1921.
The American Unknown Solider of World War I is taken to Arlington National Cemetery; November 11, 1921.
Soldiers leaving for France during World War I
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Florida Memory - Soldiers leaving for France during World War I
Officers' quarters in reserve line, France, during World War I | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Officers' quarters in reserve line, France, during World War I Three officers of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) are sitting around a table. The table is laid with a vase of flowers, plates and mugs, but there is no food visible. The bottle appears to be labelled, 'Dark Port.' This photograph, which is attributed to John Warwick Brooke, shows the easier conditions often enjoyed by the officers. The collar badges of the regiment show small elephants to commemorate the regiment's earlier service in India. [Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. At their mess in reserve. No doubt these officers are talking of other dining places far away
U.S. Marines in a trench, circa 1918
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WAR World War I Marines in a Trench, circa 1918 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr
Al Capone Draft registration card for WWI--source, U.S. National Archives
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Infamous gangster Alphonse Capone’s draft card bares his signature. Capone was imprisoned for tax evasion, so make sure you properly file you taxes today. Item from Records of the Selective Service System (World War I). (1917 - 07/15/1919)
Notorious gangster Alphonse “Al” Capone was born on January 17, 1899. At the time he filled out this World War I draft registration card he was still living in Brooklyn, prior to his move to Chicago.
Image description: From the National Archives: World War I Draft Registration Card for Alphonse Capone. Item From: Records of the Selective Service System (World War I). (1917-07/15/1919) The Selective Service Act of May 18, 1917, allowed the President to temporarily increase the size of the U.S. military in times of war. During World War I, the Army’s Office of the Provost Marshall General oversaw the registration of about 24 million men. This draft card is interesting because it shows ...
Valentino Draft registration card (front)for WWI--source, U.S. National Archives
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Rudolph Valentino's WW 1 draft card
Charles Oscar PORTER World War I Draft Registration Card