On this day: British troops at war

The_Battle_of_Cambrai,_November-december_1917_Q6312Men of the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) salvaging German rifles near Marcoing, 22 November 1917. First Wo

Photograph by John Warwick Brooke

Men of the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) with German rifles salvaged near Marcoing on the 22nd of November, 1917. First World War.

The photograph was taken during the First Battle of Cambrai in France.

The Sherwood Foresters were an infantry regiment of the British Army from 1881 to 1970.

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 Pilckem Ridge continues

Battle of Pilckem Ridge 31 July - 2 August stretcher bearers struggle in mud up to their knees to carry a wounded man to safety near Boesinghe on 1 August 1917 First World War

By John Warwick Brooke, Britain’s second official war photographer.

The Battle of Pilckem Ridge, part of the larger Battle of Passchendaele in the First World War, was fought between the 31st July and the 2nd of August, 1917.

In this photograph, British soldiers struggle through thick mud to carry a wounded man to safety near Boesinghe (Boezinge) on the 1st of August.