Incredible Historical Photographs Of Beginning Of WWI | Historical Photos taken Between 1916 – 1918

A boy between two mounted lobsters caught off the New Jersey coast. 1916

   A boy between two mounted lobsters caught off the New Jersey coast. 1916.

A collapsed bridge in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, August 1916

A collapsed bridge in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, August 1916.

Although his shop and house have been shattered by shell fire, this poor old man still sits

Although his shop and house have been shattered by shell fire, this poor old man still sits by belongings and waits for chance customers, France, 1916.

An afronted wounded Tommy calls out to the photographer I am not a German 1916

An afronted wounded Tommy calls out to the photographer I am not a German 1916.

An Austrian Soldier Carries a Field Gun to Higher Grounds in the Italian Alps, 1916

An Austrian Soldier Carries a Field Gun to Higher Grounds in the Italian Alps, 1916.

Belgian cavalry training, Campagne, October 1916

Belgian cavalry training, Campagne, October 1916.

British workers in a Sheffield arms factory, 1916

British workers in a Sheffield arms factory, 1916.

French soldiers at Verdun in 1916.

French soldiers at Verdun in 1916. Photographer Michael Sheil.

French soldiers under artillery fire during the Battle of Verdun, circa 1916

French soldiers under artillery fire during the Battle of Verdun, circa 1916.

La Voie Sacree, Verdun, 1916. The lifeline to the front surrounding Verdun, at its peak the “Sacred Way”

La Voie Sacree, Verdun, 1916. The lifeline to the front surrounding Verdun, at its peak the “Sacred Way” saw a truck pass through every 14 seconds.

London Scottish Regiment, Kit inspection, Dorking. London. 1916

London Scottish Regiment, Kit inspection, Dorking. London. 1916.

Osker Hilner in his Cooking pot Armour. 1916.

Osker Hilner in his Cooking pot Armour. 1916.

Ottoman Soldiers Shooting At An British Plane With A Maxim Gun On Cartwheel Sinai 1916

Ottoman Soldiers Shooting At An British Plane With A Maxim Gun On Cartwheel Sinai 1916.

photograph of the crew of a German DFW C.V reconnaissance aircraft, taken using a camera attached to a wingtip, c. 1916

photograph of the crew of a German DFW C.V reconnaissance aircraft, taken using a camera attached to a wingtip, c. 1916.

The first tank to engage in battle, the British Mark I tank

The first tank to engage in battle, the British Mark I tank, with the Solomon camouflage scheme 1916.

The morning after the first battle of Passendale, 12 October 1917

The morning after the first battle of Passendale, 12 October 1917

The USS Arizona in 1916

The USS Arizona in 1916.

A blue whale lies on the flensing platform at the Grytviken whaling station on the British

A blue whale lies on the flensing platform at the Grytviken whaling station on the British island of South Georgia near Antarctica, 1917.

A Red Cross nurse takes down the last words of a British soldier. Photograph by Paul Thompson

A Red Cross nurse takes down the last words of a British soldier. Photograph by Paul Thompson. Somewhere on the Western Front. ca 1917

Aircraft detection before the invention of the Radar, c. 1917.

Aircraft detection before the invention of the Radar, c. 1917.

President Woodrow Wilson asking Congress to declare war on Germany 2 April 1917

 President Woodrow Wilson asking Congress to declare war on Germany 2 April 1917.

Canadians giving a lorry a helping hand on a shell battered road

Canadians giving a lorry a helping hand on a shell battered road on Vimy Ridge. April, 1917.

Endless line of workers getting artillery shells ready for attack at the National Shell Filling Factory at Chilwell

Endless line of workers getting artillery shells ready for attack at the National Shell Filling Factory at Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, UK 1917.

French soldiers inspecting the wreckage of a WW1 airship, 1917,

French soldiers inspecting the wreckage of a WW1 airship, 1917,

Ladies of the Inspectorate RNCF Holton Heath 1917

Ladies of the Inspectorate RNCF Holton Heath 1917.

Naval apprentices giving a Jackie Minstrel Show at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Illinois, 1917

Naval apprentices giving a Jackie Minstrel Show at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Illinois, 1917.

Over 100 people stand with a logged giant sequoia tree in California, 1917

Over 100 people stand with a logged giant sequoia tree in California, 1917.

Protesters flee after police fire machine guns into a crowd during the infamous July Days during the early Russian revolution. Petrograd, 17 July, 1917

Protesters flee after police fire machine guns into a crowd during the infamous July Days during the early Russian revolution. Petrograd, 17 July, 1917.

The first plastic surgery in the world, Kent, 1917

The first plastic surgery in the world, Kent, 1917.

The U.S.S. Recruit, a wooden battleship erected by the US Navy, served as a World War I recruiting station at Union Square from 1917

The U.S.S. Recruit, a wooden battleship erected by the US Navy, served as a World War I recruiting station at Union Square from 1917.

Two United States soldiers run past the remains of two German soldiers

Two United States soldiers run past the remains of two German soldiers toward a bunker. Photographed circa 1917.

U.S. military mail censors at work. An unidentified group of American military censors at work

U.S. military mail censors at work. An unidentified group of American military censors at work.

“Living photograph” of Woodrow Wilson, a composition of 21,000 officers and men, Camp Sherman, Ohio, 1918.

Living photograph of Woodrow Wilson, a composition of 21,000 officers and men, Camp Sherman, Ohio, 1918.

A British officer of the General Service Corps with two Canary chicks perched on his cigar

A British officer of the General Service Corps with two Canary chicks perched on his cigar, Neulette, France, 26th August 1918.

A German soldier rubs down massive shells for the 38 cm SK L 45 or Langer Max rapid firing

A German soldier rubs down massive shells for the 38 cm SK L 45 or Langer Max rapid firing railroad gun, ca. 1918.

Caterpillar Tank Demonstration, Stockton, California, c.1918

Caterpillar Tank Demonstration, Stockton, California, c.1918

Douglas Fairbanks, movie star, speaking in front of the Sub-Treasury building, New York City,

Douglas Fairbanks, movie star, speaking in front of the Sub-Treasury building, New York City, to aid the third Liberty Loan, April, 1918.

From left to right American, French, British and German gas masks during WW1, c. 1918

From left to right American, French, British and German gas masks during WW1, c. 1918.

Men entering a novel billet with their packs. Near Riencourt, France, 1918

Men entering a novel billet with their packs. Near Riencourt, France, 1918.

Pyramid of WWI captured German helmets at Grand Central, NYC, 1918.

Pyramid of WWI captured German helmets at Grand Central, NYC, 1918.

Sheepshead Bay Speedway, Brooklyn, New York, 1918

Sheepshead Bay Speedway, Brooklyn, New York, 1918

The Allied crossing of the St Quentin Canal in 1918

The Allied crossing of the St Quentin Canal in 1918.

The Hammond Indiana train wreck of 1918. It killed 86 performers of Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

The Hammond Indiana train wreck of 1918. It killed 86 performers of Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus.

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