100 Years Ago in Belgium

The_Capture_of_Ostend,_October_1918_Q19247Damage to buildings in Gare Maritime, Ostend, blown up by the Germans before the evacuation of 17th October 1918. First world war. World War One

The coastal city of Ostend in Belgium – along with much of the rest of the country – was occupied by the Germans during the First World War. As the war began drawing to an end in October of 1918, the Germans destroyed buildings as they retreated on the 17th of October.

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Britain 100 Years Ago

The_Anti-aircraft_Warfare_on_the_Western_Front,_1914-1918_Q279Officers at the 16th Course of Instruction at the General Headquarters of the Anti-aircraft School, Royal Artillery; 17th Oc

17th October 1918: Officers at the General Headquarters of the Anti-aircraft School of Britain’s Royal Artillery.

After more than four years of fighting, the First World War would be over less than a month after this picture was taken.

100 Years Ago Today: Britain Advances on the Germans

The_Hundred_Days_Offensive,_Pursuit to the Selle. 4th Battalion, Royal Leicestershire Regiment (46th Division) firing at German snipers and machine gunners on the edge of the Bois de Req

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British soldiers of the 4th Battalion, Royal Leicestershire Regiment fire at German snipers and machine gunners on the edge of the Bois de Requerval, France on the 10th of October, 1918.

The image was taken by John Warwick Brooke, who was Britain’s second official photographer of the First World War.

The advance to recapture the Selle in the Picardy region was complete by the end of the month.

On this day: the Battle of the Canal du Nord

The Battle of the Canal du Nord took place in France from the 27th of September to the 1st of October, 1918. The battle was fought between Allied forces and the German Empire, resulting in an Allied victory.

These images are from the first day of the offensive, which began before dawn.

Canadian soldiers going forward near Moeuvres; the wounded coming back at dawn. X

Battle of the Canal du Nord. An 18pdr. battery going forward at dawn (Zero was at 5.20am) and wounded coming back, near Moeuvres, (4th Canadian Division Front. Moeuvres), 27th September

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Battle of the Canal du Nord. Infantry supports going forward, 4th Canadian Division, 27th September 1918. First World War World War One

Tanks of A Company, 7th Battalion parked after capturing Bourlon Village. German prisoners carry British wounded across a cutting, near Moeuvres. X

German prisoners, carrying a wounded man, follow a British tank near Moeuvres. X

Battle of the Canal du Nord. German prisoners, carrying a wounded man, follow a British tank through a cutting made in the bank of the Canal du Nord near Moeuvres, 27th September 1918. F

German prisoners in the Canadian sector. X

Battle of the Canal du Nord. German prisoners taken near Moeuvres in the 4th Canadian Division's sector during the crossing of the Canal du Nord, 27th September 1918. First World War.

On this day: the Battle of Amiens

The iconic Battle of Amiens, later to be known as the opening chapter of the Hundred Days Offensive that ended the First World War, took place from the 8th to the 12th of August, 1918.

This painting, by Australian official war artist Will Longstaff, is titled 8th August, 1918. It shows a column of German prisoners of war heading in one direction, while horse-drawn artillery heads in the other.

The painting can be found in the collection of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

8th August, 1918 (oil-on-linen, 107 cm x 274 cm, 1918-1919) by Will Longstaff, Australian official war artist. Depicts a scene during the Battle of Amiens. The view is towards the west,

 

100 Years Ago

4th August 1918: British soldiers in Ranchicourt, France hold a service to mark the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The British Army military band stands in the foreground.

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The_Allied_Armies_on_the_Western_Front,_1914-1918_Q262Commemoration service at the 1st Army Headquarters of the fourth anniversary of the war; Ranchicourt, 4th August 1918. Note the Brit

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People gather outside Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire on the 4th of August, 1918 to mark the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

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Fourth_Anniversary_of_Outbreak_of_WarOn 4th August 1918 a crowd has gathered before the west front of Winchester Cathedral. Mark the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World