From the collection of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
Soldiers of the 3rd Australian Division at the entrance to the General Staff Office on the 21st of October, 1917. This was during fighting at Ypres, Belgium in the First World War.
I saw this book in Barcelona just over a month ago, and decided there was no way I was lugging something this big and heavy all the way home! I was glad to find it on The Book Depository, both in paperback and hardcover. Of course, if you buy from there you get the book with free shipping (I shudder to think how much it would be to Australia otherwise!).
This is one of those books that will appeal to history nerds, historical fiction and romance readers, etc.
The infamous game. Georgia Tech on the left. Source.
On the 7th of October, 1916, a college football game was played between Cumberland and Georgia Tech in Atlanta, USA.
Cumberland, from Tennessee, failed to score at all, leading the most lopsided score in the history of the sport: 0 – 222. The college had already discontinued its football program, but were not allowed to back out of the game.
This photograph shows Italian sailors arriving in Tripoli, the capital of the North African land of Libya, on the 5th of October, 1911.
Italy and Turkey fought a war in the region from late September, 1911 until October, 1912. The conflict resulted in an Italian victory, and the Kingdom of Italy captured what was to become known as Italian Libya.
Italy lost control of Libya in 1943, when losing ground to the Allies in the Second World War.
Disaster struck New Jersey, USA on the 4th of October, 1918, when an explosion hit the T. A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant. The First World War munitions plant, one of the largest in the world, was hit by a large explosion that started a fire and went on to trigger more explosions over the next two days.
The plant itself, as well as some three-hundred other buildings, were destroyed.
Because employment records were destroyed in the explosion the exact death toll is unclear, however it is believed to be around a hundred. Hundreds of other people were injured.
The disaster is generally believed to be an accident.
About a century later, the area is still affected by explosive substances.
The Turkish Hospital in Damascus on 1 October 1918, shortly after the entry of the Australian 4th Light Horse Regiment.
To read more about this complicated point in Syrian and Middle Eastern history, you can begin HERE.
The Battle of the Canal du Nord was fought in France between Allied forces and the German Empire from the 27th of September to the 1st of October, 1918, resulting in an Allied victory.
This photograph, dated as the first day of the battle, shows a horse team of the British Royal Field Artillery pulling a field gun up a slope near Moeuvres.