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Lochnagar Crater - Somme
Lochnagar Crater - Somme
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Thiepval Memorial - Somme Battlefield
Thiepval Memorial - Somme Battlefield
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The London Irish Rifles Loos Football
The London Irish Rifles Loos Football
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High Wood - Somme Battlefield
High Wood - Somme Battlefield
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Passchendaele landscape - Ypres
Passchendaele landscape - Ypres
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Marine Attack 6th June - Belleau Wood
Marine Attack 6th June - Belleau Wood
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Newfoundland Park - Beaumont Hamel - Somme
Newfoundland Park - Beaumont Hamel - Somme
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Observation tree in the Bois d'Ormont - Verdun
Observation tree in the Bois d'Ormont - Verdun
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Chemin des Dames
Chemin des Dames
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Rossignol Wood - Somme Battlefield
Rossignol Wood - Somme Battlefield
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Somme - The Marshes of the Ancre near Authuille
Somme - The Marshes of the Ancre near Authuille
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Champagne landscape
Champagne landscape
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The London Irish Rifles Loos Football Featured Image

The London Irish Rifles Loos Football

London Irish Rifles - The Loos Football
This is the football wich the LIR kicked across No Mans Land on Sept 25th 1915 as they attacked the German positions in the town of Loos.
The following description was written by Patrick Macgill who achieved fame after the war as a poet and writer and who was a stretcher bearer during the battle.
I peered over the top. The air blazed with star-shells, and Loos in front stood out like a splendid dawn. A row of impassive faces, sleep-heavy they looked, lined our parapet; bayonets, silver-spired, stood up over the sandbags; the dark bays, the recessed dug-outs with their khaki-clad occupants dimly defined in the light of little candles took on fantastic shapes. From the North Sea to the Alps stretched a line of men who could, if they so desired, clasp, one another's hands all the way along. A joke which makes men laugh at Ypres at dawn may be told on sentry-go at Souchez by dusk, and the laugh which accompanies it ripples through the long, deep trenches... until it breaks itself like a summer wave against the traverse where England ends and France begins.
Many of our men were asleep, and maybe dreaming. What were their dreamsja... I could hear faint, indescribable rustlings as the winds loitered across the levels in front; a light shrapnel shell burst, and its smoke quivered in the radiant light of the star-shells. Showers and sparks fell from high up and died away as they fell. Like lives of men, I thought, and again that feeling of proximity to the enemy surged through me.
A boy came along the trench carrying a football under his arm. "What are you going to do with thatja" I asked.
"It's some idea, this," he said with a laugh.
"We're going to kick it across into the German trench."
"It is some idea," I said. "What are our chances of victory in the gameja"
"The playing will tell," he answered.
It was now grey day, hazy and moist, and the thick clouds of pale yellow smoke curled high in space and curtained the dawn off from the scene of war. The word was passed along. "London Irish lead on to assembly trench." The assembly trench was in front, and there the scaling ladders were placed against the parapet, ready steps to death, as someone remarked. I had a view of the men swarming up the ladders when I got there, their bayonets held in steady hands, and at a little distance off a football swinging by its whang from a bayonet standard.
Ahead the clouds of smoke, sluggish low-lying fog, and fumes of bursting shells, thick in volume, receded towards the German trenches, and formed a striking background for the soldiers who were marching up a low slope towards the enemy's parapet, which the smoke still hid from view. There was no haste in the forward move, every step was taken with regimental precision, and twice on the way across the Irish boys halted for a moment to correct their alignment. Only at a point on the right there was some confusion and a little irregularity. Were the men waveringja No fear! The boys on the right were dribbling the elusive football towards the German trench.
By the German barbed wire entanglements were the shambles of war. Here our men were seen by the enemy for the first time that e and roving that makes up the life of a soldier gone for ever. Here, too, I saw, bullet-riddled, against one morning. Up till then the foe had fired erratically through the oncoming curtain of smoke; but when the cloud cleared away, the attackers were seen advancing, picking their way through the wires which had been cut to little pieces by our bombardment. The Irish were now met with harrying rifle fire, deadly petrol bombs and hand grenades. Here I came across dead, dying and sorely wounded; lives maimed and finished, and all the romancof the spider webs known as chevaux de frise, a limp lump of pliable leather, the football which the boys had kicked across the field

© Mike St. Maur Sheil / westernfrontphotography.com

2014 - Fields of Battle - Mons
2014 - Fields of Battle - Mons
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Swiss Lippique Trench - Hartmannswillerkopf
Swiss Lippique Trench - Hartmannswillerkopf
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Chambrey - German railway station
Chambrey - German railway station
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L'Ormont observation tower. St Die des Vosges
L'Ormont observation tower. St Die des Vosges
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Nimy Canal Bridge - Mons
Nimy Canal Bridge - Mons
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Aerials of Butte de Vauquois - Argonne
Aerials of Butte de Vauquois - Argonne
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French national cemetery at Douaumont - Verdun
French national cemetery at Douaumont - Verdun
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Ruined chateau of Carlpont - Aisne
Ruined chateau of Carlpont - Aisne
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Shell holes and craters at Thiaumont - Verdun
Shell holes and craters at Thiaumont - Verdun
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An unexploded shell lies amidst the mud of Passchendaele. - Ypres
An unexploded shell lies amidst the mud of Passchendaele. - Ypres
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Messines from about 400m west of Le Rossignol Farm - Rainbow
Messines from about 400m west of Le Rossignol Farm - Rainbow
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Pamard Casement, Fort de Tavannes - Verdun Battlefield
Pamard Casement, Fort de Tavannes - Verdun Battlefield
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Nimy Canal Bridge - Mons Featured Image

Nimy Canal Bridge - Mons

The original bridge was held by 4th Batt. Royal Fusiliers on Aug 23rd. Lt Dease & Pvt. Godley were both awarded V.C.s for their action at this point. Dease commanded two machine guns which were on the embankment on the left of shot with the Germans attacking from the other side of the canal. By midday one MG was out of action and Dease was firing the other single-handedly although he had been hit three times. When he finally succumbed to his wounds, Pvt. Godley took over and held off the attack for almost an hour before he too was wounded and captured although not before he had thrown the MG into the canal. Dease is buring in St Sy phorien CWGC but Godley survived the war in captivity.
Original bridge was blown up in 1940

© Mike St. Maur Sheil / westernfrontphotography.com

Col Driants command post in the Bois des Caures - Verdun
Col Driants command post in the Bois des Caures - Verdun
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Ouvrage de Thiaumont - Verdun battlefield
Ouvrage de Thiaumont - Verdun battlefield
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British officers compass - Fromelles
British officers compass - Fromelles
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Tete des Faux - Rabenbuhl Friedhof - German Cemetery
Tete des Faux - Rabenbuhl Friedhof - German Cemetery
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Somme - Beaumont Hamel British Cemetery
Somme - Beaumont Hamel British Cemetery
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Fort de Douaument - Verdun battlefield
Fort de Douaument - Verdun battlefield
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Wilfred Owen - Sambre Canal - Oise
Wilfred Owen - Sambre Canal - Oise
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Chateau de Soupir - Chemin des Dames
Chateau de Soupir - Chemin des Dames
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Newfoundland Memorial Park Beaumont Hamel, Somme Battlefield
Newfoundland Memorial Park Beaumont Hamel, Somme Battlefield
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Morhange - Battle of Frontiers 1914
Morhange - Battle of Frontiers 1914
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Sgt. Alvin C York, Medal of Honour - Argonne
Sgt. Alvin C York, Medal of Honour - Argonne
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2014 - Fields of Battle - Cambrai
2014 - Fields of Battle - Cambrai
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Sgt. Alvin C York, Medal of Honour - Argonne Featured Image

Sgt. Alvin C York, Medal of Honour - Argonne

Sgt. Alvin York: Medal of Honour
On Oct 8th 1918 2/Batt 328/Infantry was ordered to attack west from Ch-Ch towards a railway which was suppling the German forces encircling elements of 308/Infantry of 77/Division - the Lost Battalion - near Binarville.
Cpl. Alvin York managed to penetrate the German lines to the south of his units line of advance where he came under fire from a machine gun: York returned fire with his rifle and when charged by a group of Germans proceeded to shoot them with his.45 Colt automatic. In all he killed 21 men and then with the remnants of his squad took 132 Germans as prisoner and it was for this feat he received the Medal of Honour.
Today the location of his exploit is hotly contested but this shot is taken in the woods near Chaetl Chehery and is typical of the terrain where York performed his amazing feat of arms

© Mike St. Maur Sheil / westernfrontphotography.com

Fields of Battle - Vimy
Fields of Battle - Vimy
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Wire pickets used as fencing posts - Ypres
Wire pickets used as fencing posts - Ypres
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Bayernwald Trenches - Messines
Bayernwald Trenches - Messines
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Rifle ammunition clips in the Pocket - Argonne
Rifle ammunition clips in the Pocket - Argonne
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Munitions in a private garden - Somme Battlefield
Munitions in a private garden - Somme Battlefield
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Les Eparges - St. Mihiel
Les Eparges - St. Mihiel
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Chateau de Mont Renaud - Oise
Chateau de Mont Renaud - Oise
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German hospital - Mere aux Boeufs - Argonne
German hospital - Mere aux Boeufs - Argonne
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Butte de Vauquois - Argonne
Butte de Vauquois - Argonne
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British observation post near Hebuterne - Somme Battlefield
British observation post near Hebuterne - Somme Battlefield
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Tetes des Faux. - Large German blockhouse on summit - Vosges
Tetes des Faux. - Large German blockhouse on summit - Vosges
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Fields of Battle - Mutzig
Fields of Battle - Mutzig
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