Category: ww1

🇺🇸 100 years ago today, Alvin York neutraliz…

🇺🇸 100 years ago today, Alvin York neutralized an enemy machine gun nest and captured 132 German soldiers near Chatel Chéhéry, France . For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. His citation reads:
“After his platoon suffered heavy casualties and 3 other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machine gun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In this heroic feat the machine gun nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns.” #usa #america #onthisday #wwi #ww1 #usarmy #army
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🇹🇷 Ottoman Turkish cavalry at Istanbul durin…

🇹🇷 Ottoman Turkish cavalry at Istanbul during the early years of World War One. (1914-15) #history #ww1 #wwi #turkey
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Germans in a trench, 1915. #history #ww1 #germ…

Germans in a trench, 1915. #history #ww1 #germany

Photograph taken 100 years ago today features …

Photograph taken 100 years ago today features a British Royal Aviation Corps mascot. The fox was adopted as the mascot of all the allied airmen according to the original caption.

“He seems to be fond of flying, as he takes numerous trips with the boys during their battles in the sky. 8/23/18.” [National WWI Museum and Memorial] #history #ww1 #wwi #aviation #fox

Captured German officers guarded by a Scottish…

Captured German officers guarded by a Scottish sentry outside a concrete bunker near Langemarck, October 1917. #ww1 #history

Imperial German soldiers with rifle grenades a…

Imperial German soldiers with rifle grenades and great mustaches. World War One. #history #mustache #wwi #ww1

🇺🇸 Sgt. Alvin York who, while practically un…

🇺🇸 Sgt. Alvin York who, while practically unassisted, captured 132 Germans (including a Major) and killed 25. Along with the Medal of Honor, York was awarded the French Croix de Guerre with Palm by Marshal Foch who said to him: “What you did was the greatest thing accomplished by any private soldier of all of the armies of Europe.” #history #ww1 #usarmy #usa #america
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Imperial German MG-15 team. [Source: r/Batt…

Imperial German MG-15 team.

[Source: r/Battlefield_One]

#history #wwi #ww1 #guns

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German troops singing around a Christmas tree …

German troops singing around a Christmas tree in their trench on the Eastern Front during World War I.
[Photo colorization by Sanna Dullaway for TIME / original image: Getty Images.] #wwi #ww1 #xmas #history