Category: 1918

People celebrating end of WWI 1918 via reddit …

People celebrating end of WWI 1918

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Someone posted a black white photo of people celebrating the end of the First World War in London. I took the liberty to colorize the pic. The result is a vivid glimpse at the people of the past.

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Soldiers struggle to pull a huge piece of artillery through the WWI mud, c.1918

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An artist works on a mask for a wounded soldier with facial wounds facing a wall of face casts of other wounded soldiers , Paris, c . 1918.

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armistice day 1918

armistice day 1918

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Bridge over Meuse River, showing damage left by Germans in their retreat, 11/13/1918

Series: Photographs of American Military Activities, ca. 1918 – ca. 1981Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 – 1985.

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Disfigured WWI soldiers with partial masks at Anna Coleman Ladd’s Studio for Portrait Masks, Paris, 1918

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A crowd in Times Square hold up extras saying that Germany has surrendered, on November 7, 1918. The rumors of an armistice were untrue.

Germany Surrenders – Wall Street, November 7th…

Germany Surrenders – Wall Street, November 7th 1918

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GERMANY SURRENDERS

November 7th, 1918. Wall Street, New York, United States

(W.L Drummond / Library of Congress)

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Taken exactly at century ago at 1:52pm on Thursday, November 7th, 1918, America prematurely celebrated the end of World War I, four days before the formal declaration of Armistice. Why? Because of a lunchtime conversation between Roy Howard of the United Press and Admiral Henry Wilson of the US Navy, passing on that an armistice treaty had been signed, according to a contact of Wilson’s at the American Embassy. News spread quickly, and soon traders on Wall Street celebrated along with the rest of New York, throwing their ticker tape from every available window onto the streets below. Armistice was formally declared on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, with the United Press receiving scorn from the New York Times for reporting the news prematurely without confirmation.


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USS Montgomery painted in dazzle camouflage. February 1, 1918. Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, USA.

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November 25, 1925 Sidney Reilly “Ace Of …

November 25, 1925 Sidney Reilly “Ace Of Spies” 1918 German passport issued under the alias of George Bergmann

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