"A" Company of the 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (9th Brigade, 3rd Division) on 22 August, 1914, resting in the square at Mons, Belgium, the day before the Battle of Mons. Minutes after this photo was taken the company moved into position at Nimy on the bank of the Mons-Condé Canal.

"A" Company of the 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (9th Brigade, 3rd Division) on 22 August, 1914, resting in the square at Mons, Belgium, the day before the Battle of Mons. Minutes after this photo was taken the company moved into position at Nimy on the bank of the Mons-Condé Canal.


Two British pack mules carrying shells struggle through the mud near Ypres on the Western Front. 1 August 1917

Two British pack mules carrying shells struggle through the mud near Ypres on the Western Front. 1 August 1917


Three Irish Guardsmen wearing German body-armour, examining a captured German machine-gun. Pilckem.

Three Irish Guardsmen wearing German body-armour, examining a captured German machine-gun. Pilckem.


Battle of Pilckem Ridge 31 July - 2 August : stretcher bearers struggle in mud up to their knees to carry a wounded man to safety near Boesinghe on 1 August. The look of agonised desperation on the men’s faces has made this image a favourite choice to indicate the appalling conditions on the Western Front.

Battle of Pilckem Ridge 31 July - 2 August : stretcher bearers struggle in mud up to their knees to carry a wounded man to safety near Boesinghe on 1 August. The look of agonised desperation on the men’s faces has made this image a favourite choice to indicate the appalling conditions on the Western Front.


British 12-inch Mark I Howitzer on railway mounting, being prepared for action; 89th Siege Battery, R.G.A., Dickebusch. 14 June 1916

British 12-inch Mark I Howitzer on railway mounting, being prepared for action; 89th Siege Battery, R.G.A., Dickebusch. 14 June 1916


France: Picardie, Somme, Lihons Area. Photograph taken in the morning, during the Australian advance towards Lihons, showing members of the [Australian] 6th Battalion resting in an old trench. The Battalion had sustained very heavy casualties in the attack upon the Crepy Wood position, and this little group, found themselves without officers and in charge of the staff-sergeant on top of the bank, who is making a check roll call. 10 August 1918

France: Picardie, Somme, Lihons Area. Photograph taken in the morning, during the Australian advance towards Lihons, showing members of the [Australian] 6th Battalion resting in an old trench. The Battalion had sustained very heavy casualties in the attack upon the Crepy Wood position, and this little group, found themselves without officers and in charge of the staff-sergeant on top of the bank, who is making a check roll call. 10 August 1918


Warfusee-Abancourt, France. Lieutenant Rupert Frederick Arding Downes MC addressing his Platoon from B Company, 29th Battalion, Australian Army,  during a rest near the villages of Warfusee and Lamotte before the advance onto Harbonnieres, the battalion’s second objective. The background is obscured by the smoke of heavy shellfire. 8 August 1918

Warfusee-Abancourt, France. Lieutenant Rupert Frederick Arding Downes MC addressing his Platoon from B Company, 29th Battalion, Australian Army, during a rest near the villages of Warfusee and Lamotte before the advance onto Harbonnieres, the battalion’s second objective. The background is obscured by the smoke of heavy shellfire. 8 August 1918


Taken near Hooge, a photo of the first attack on Bellewaarde Farm by the Liverpool Scottish, 6 am, 16 June 1915.

Taken near Hooge, a photo of the first attack on Bellewaarde Farm by the Liverpool Scottish, 6 am, 16 June 1915.


As part of the preparations for the Battle of the Somme, the British 18th (Eastern) Division launches a gas attack against German trenches in front of Montauban on the Somme, June 1916. At the top of the picture is Bernafay Wood. Montauban village is near the top-left. The road running diagonally across the photo from Montauban to the bottom-right connects to the village of Carnoy, behind the British front-line.

As part of the preparations for the Battle of the Somme, the British 18th (Eastern) Division launches a gas attack against German trenches in front of Montauban on the Somme, June 1916. At the top of the picture is Bernafay Wood. Montauban village is near the top-left. The road running diagonally across the photo from Montauban to the bottom-right connects to the village of Carnoy, behind the British front-line.


8-inch howitzers of the 39th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery conducting a shoot in the Fricourt-Mametz Valley, August 1916, during the Battle of the Somme.

8-inch howitzers of the 39th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery conducting a shoot in the Fricourt-Mametz Valley, August 1916, during the Battle of the Somme.


A support company of the Tyneside Irish Brigade advancing from the Tara-Usna Line opposite La Boisselle on 1 July, 1916, the first day on the Somme.

A support company of the Tyneside Irish Brigade advancing from the Tara-Usna Line opposite La Boisselle on 1 July, 1916, the first day on the Somme.


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David Douglas Duncan - Marine Capt. Francis “Ike” Fenton ponders his fate and the fate of his men after being told that his company is nearly out of ammunition, Korea, August 1950. 

collective-history:

David Douglas Duncan - Marine Capt. Francis “Ike” Fenton ponders his fate and the fate of his men after being told that his company is nearly out of ammunition, Korea, August 1950. 


British troops, believed to be the 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders (20th Brigade, British 7th Division) crossing no man’s land near Mametz on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. White areas are chalk excavated from trenches.

British troops, believed to be the 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders (20th Brigade, British 7th Division) crossing no man’s land near Mametz on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. White areas are chalk excavated from trenches.


A photo of the French village of Pozières taken 28 August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The photo is taken from south of the Albert-Bapaume road looking north through the remains of the back gardens. The remains of an Australian trench are in the immediate foreground. The German concrete strongpoint, known as “Gibraltar”, is visible on the horizon to the right.

A photo of the French village of Pozières taken 28 August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The photo is taken from south of the Albert-Bapaume road looking north through the remains of the back gardens. The remains of an Australian trench are in the immediate foreground. The German concrete strongpoint, known as “Gibraltar”, is visible on the horizon to the right.