Saturday, October 25, 2014

343rd Field Artillery Regiment

This soldier is a member of the 343rd Field Artillery Regiment. He had this picture taken in The States. The 343rd served in France and participated in the St. Mihiel Operation and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Admiral Wilson

The writing on the backs reads "Adm. D. B. Wilson + Capt. G. C. Day turning the Pennsy over to Father Neptune (C. W. T. Sheehan)". Admiral Henry Braid Wilson was the commanding officer of the USS Pennsylvania in 1916. I believe he is the officer on the left, receiving the line of costumed characters.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

French Coffin

Members of the French Army Medical Corps taking time for a meal while a coffin sits in the foreground.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ein Gruß aus England

These six German soldiers are posing with an unexploded 38mm shell that they have written "Ein Gruß aus England" which translates to "Greetings from England". The faint writing at the bottom places them at Minacourt in 1917.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Captured Frenchmen

A third card in a series of French prisoners in the Vosges. The other two can be seen here and here. These men are members of the 152nd Infantry.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Gotha Raid

The aftermath of a bombing by a German Gotha in July of 1918.