jueves, 29 de octubre de 2009



Some of you may like a more artistic approach to this War, here comes a piece of propaganda, as good as any of the comics we read.

American fighters

New York's famous 369th regiment arrives home from France, 1919.
Nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, the 369th Regiment was the first all-black regiment to fight in World War I. They arrived in France in 1918 and fought on the front lines for six months, longer than any other American unit during the war. Source: ca. 1919, Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, MD.


Are you surprised to see black men? Not only did they come from the US there were Black African men from the colonies fighting in the trenches.

jueves, 22 de octubre de 2009

Here is another one, on a German uniform

Are you curious?

Maybe you are curious about this image, find your answers in the web page included here inside there are other photographs and material about the war.


domingo, 18 de octubre de 2009

Trench Warfare

Well, the comm-ents for the previous photograph were very enthusiastic, positive and based on the pride of defending one's Motherland/Fatherland. People felt that way but then imagine four years fighting on the trenches.

martes, 13 de octubre de 2009

Terribly Beautiful

Maybe this image can transmit the idea some historians have. The Great War started as something completely different to today's idea of war. Look at the man, I wonder what he thinks, the day is ending and nature does not care if humans are involved in a war; the sun will dissappear in a terribly beautiful sunset. Is the man admiring it? Is he thinking about human brutality? who knows.

martes, 6 de octubre de 2009

The War Broke Out

Look at all these men waiting to be recruited. Look at some of the faces, some people are laughing, most people are calm knowing they are doing what they have to do.

jueves, 1 de octubre de 2009

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Imagine this image appeared on todays' news bulletin.