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Lance Corporal piper Garnet Wolseley Fyfe, KIA 1 July 1916. The Tyneside Scottish Brigade wore the Northumberland plaid, or 'Shepherd's tartan'.

78th Regiment of Foot (Fraser's Highlanders) - Private c1757-1763. For more information on Scottish Uniforms click on the link below:-

A dangerous woman in the most literal sense, Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Soviet Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before her death from wounds at age 20. She served part of the time in an all-woman sniper unit. Before the war she worked as a kindergarten teacher.

Chaplain John McNamara administers the last rites to photographer Dickey Chapelle in S. Vietnam Nov. 4, 1965. She was covering a U.S. Marine unit when she was seriously wounded, along with four Marines, by an exploding mine. She died en route to a hospital. She became the first female war correspondent to be killed in Vietnam, as well as the first American female reporter to be killed in action. Her body was repatriated with an honor guard of six Marines and she was given full Marine…

A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870-1945.

Soldier and Horse wearing a gas mask during the Battle of Verdun, 1916 (b/w photo) by French Photographer / Private Collection


[Photo] Young Eisenhower with his wife Mamie, San Antonio, TX, 1916

Young Eisenhower with his wife Mamie, San Antonio, TX, 1916

WWI British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914