Photos WW1 British, Commonwealth & US Forces

Royal Irish Fusilier attempts to draw fire from a Turkish sniper, Gallipoli campaign, 1915

**While his mate gives them something to hit**

Australian troops with a dummy-tank. Built to mislead the Germans during the following day's attack on Le Verguier, and the Hindenburg Outpost Line by the 1st and 4th Divisions
Taken on 17 September 1918
April 24, 1918, three British Mark IV tanks take on and defeat a trio of German A7Vs during the second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. It's history's first clash between armoured vehicles.
April 25,1965. An Anzac veteran and survivor of the first wave of landings looking over Anzac Cove.
April-May 1915, showing men from the 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers in trenches running through the houses at St. Eloi village, Ypres. The image, part the Frederick Alexander Fyfe collection,
@I_W_M ref: Q49821
Men of the British RASC (Royal Army Service Corps) examine a heavy truck of the Imperial German Army...possibly used as a prime-mover?
Captured at Clery, August 30th 1918, following the occupation of Peronne.

A British Army Chaplain offers up what might well have been a final blessing over a gravely wounded Imperial German Landser at an advanced field dressing station, near Epehy, September 18th, 1918.

This "Doughboy" of the AEF aiming his M1903 rifle from within the confines of his frontline observation post is identified as:
"Private Halsie Grant, 'E' Company, 2nd Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment, US 32nd Infantry Division."
The image is dated June 5th, 1918.
The location is noted as "Alsace".
The infantryman's basic rifle-belt and canteen were little changed by fact many surplus WW1 webgear items were also issued during WW2 as they were completely compatible with the slightly improved but similar newer versions.
On his chest he wears an SBR (Small Box Respirator)...either drawn from British stocks or the US made M1917 copy thereof.
( US Army Signal Corps / IWM)

Mark IV tank knocked out during the German 1918 Spring Offensive
US 91st Observation Squadron, from left, two members of the ground crew, Captain Everett Cook beside a Salmson A2, Lieutenant William Badham behind the Lewis guns, crew chief Sergeant Scott Currigan far right.
Canadian built Armored Autocar crippled by enemy gunfire with its crew either dead or captured. The Vickers Maxim guns have been disabled and their cartridge belts torn away. (Photo by General Photographic Agency
Australian Flying Corps Sopwith Pup (A6249) with a dragon painted on the fuselage – this aeroplane served with both 5 and 6 (Training) Squadrons – England 1918
Today in 1917 162 people were killed in the deadliest raid on the UK in WW1. Many of them children whose school in Poplar was hit. Here's Benjamin Batt, its caretaker, clearing rubble. He found the body of Alfie, his son. Mr Batt died 5 months later.
Bernard L. Montgomery, DSO (pictured on the right as a captain), with a fellow officer of 104th Brigade, 35th Division. Montgomery served with the brigade from January 1915 until early 1917.

At Méteren, near the Belgian border at Bailleul, he was shot through the right lung by a sniper, during the First Battle of Ypres. He owed his life to a soldier who managed to bandage his wounds correctly under enemy fire. This soldier however paid with his life for this rescue action as he was shot in the head by the same sniper. On returning to the Western Front as a general staff officer, he took part in the Battle of Arras in April–May 1917. He also took part in the Battle of Passchendaele in late 1917 before finishing the war as chief of staff of the 47th (2nd London) Division.
6th Australian Light Horse Regiment, marching in Sheikh Jarrah, on the way to Mt. Scopus, 1918
WWI. France. 18 September 1918. A wounded German soldier lights a smoke for a wounded British soldier at a British field hospital during the Battle of Épehy.

WWI. Middle East Campaign. c 1916 - 1918. A Halt in the Desert with the Australian Light Horse Brigade. Photo by Frank Hurley.

WWI. Western Front. 1916. Servicemen of the Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC) with an ambulance donated by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
WWI. Battle of Hamel. France. 4 July 1918. American and Australian troops dug in together during the Battle of Hamel. Hamel was fought in the early morning and by a happy arrangement on what was their National Day, United States troops attacked, at battalion strength, for the first time in the British line. Their part in the operation not only made the day memorable for them, but created a great bond between the Americans and Australians. [AWM E02690]


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