World War I, THE GREAT WAR

THE WESTERN FRONT

Revised February 14, 2001

How Twenty Marines Took Bouresches by Frank E. Schoonover

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The Great War 1914-1918

1917

1914

1918

1915

1919

1916

In Flanders Fields

Private Albert McSorley was killed in action on 9/04/18. He served in the 1/4 btn South Lancshire Regiment and has no known grave.  His death scroll reads as follows:   He whom this scroll commemorates was numbered among those who at the call of King and Country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardness, faced danger, and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom. Let those who come after see to it that his name be not forgotten

The Great War 1914-1918
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1914

The soldiers in the mud, what was it like, intimate moments of war! Detached, from the sound, the smell and death.

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1915

Ruins of Soissons

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1916

 

Tending the wounded of the 1st Lancashire Fusliers. 1-July-1916

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1917

The 16th Irish and 36th Ulster in the ruins that were once the village of Wytschaete. June-1917

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1918

Ruins of Cantigny

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1919

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In Flanders Fields by Major John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below

We are the dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved, and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

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