🇬🇧 Edith Cavell, an English nurse working in German occupied Belgium during WWI. In 1914 and 1915 she helped sneak 200 British and French soldiers to safety into neutral Holland. She was eventually arrested by the Germans, charged with treason and convicted by a German military court. She was executed by firing squad on October 12, 1915 despite international pleas for mercy. #wwi #ww1 #history #war
🇺🇸 Douglas MacArthur, seen here as a brigadier general, cleaned up after the Germans left and restored what he could of the original splendor. He is seated in the original chair of the old lord of the chateau. St. Benoit Chateau, France, September 19, 1918. [US Army photograph / Photographer US Army Lt. Ralph Estep / National Archives] #history #wwi #ww1
🇺🇸 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
🇹🇷 Ottoman Turkish cavalry at Istanbul during the early years of World War One. (1914-15) #history #ww1 #wwi #turkey
Germans in a trench, 1915. #history #ww1 #germany
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 sentry outside a concrete bunker near Langemarck, October 1917. #ww1 #history
Imperial German soldiers with rifle grenades and great mustaches. World War One. #history #mustache #wwi #ww1
🇺🇸 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
Imperial German MG-15 team.
#history #wwi #ww1 #guns