World War I in Photos


Soldiers of an Australian 4th Division field artillery brigade walk on a duckboard track laid across a muddy, shattered battlefield in Chateau Wood, near Hooge, Belgium, on October 29, 1917.

The war week posts came to an end on Saturday with the Slingsby Wartime Exhibition taking place (a great success but more about that soon) but i couldn’t resist posting one FINAL link to mention a great series of World War I photography posts that will be added to the ‘In Focus’ photography blog run by the U.S magazine ‘The Atlantic’.

Each Sunday, until June 29th, a new set of photographs will be added to their site, collected from various image libraries and archives from around the world. As the Atlantic photo editor Alan Taylor explains in his introduction ‘On this 100-year anniversary, I’ve gathered photographs of the Great War from dozens of collections, some digitized for the first time, to try to tell the story of the conflict, those caught up in it, and how much it affected the world.’

It promises to be a fascinating series. The introduction and the first 45 images can be found at