Winter 1916

Pow_Winter_Recreation_Art_IWMART17084 German Prisoners of War Recreation Alexandra Palace London 1916 First World War One

This painting, from the collection of the Imperial War Museum, shows German prisoners of war playing in the snow outside Alexandra Palace in London.

At the beginning of the First World War the area housed Belgian refugees, but as the war continued it was transformed into an internment camp for Germans and Austrians.

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December 1916

Soldiers of the Australian 5th Division on their way to the trenches rest near Mametz, Somme in December 1916.

From the collection of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

AWM_E00019_5th_Div_1916 Soldiers of the Australian 5th Division near Mametz in December 1916. Somme.

On this day: America’s most lopsided football game

On the 7th of October, 1916, a college football game was played between Cumberland and Georgia Tech in Atlanta, USA. Tech on the left. Score 0 - 222

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.

GT_Cumberland_222_scoreboardScoreboard at the end of the 1916 Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech football game.

The final scoreboard.

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.

On this day: British troops in 1916

The British Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918: Gunners of the Royal Garrison Artillery outside a bomb-proof dug-out at Reninghelst (Reningelst), Belgium. 15th June 1916.

The_British_Army_on_the_Western_Front,_1914-1918_Q698 The British Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918 Gunners of the Royal Garrison Artillery outside a bomb-proof dug-out at Reninghelst

On this day: Dublin in ruins

This photograph of Dublin was taken on the 14th of May, 1916. It shows ruins in Dublin after the Easter Rising of 24-29 April.

The Easter Rising was a rebellion against British rule in Ireland. The rebellion was not a success.

Source

Easter-Rising-1916-File photo dated 14-05-1916 of a view from Nelson's Column showing ruins in the city of Dublin.