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View of Quant where we broke the Hindenburg Line

View of Quant where we broke the Hindenburg Line

The village of Quant, France: the road that runs through the village is bordered on both sides by ruined buildings. Any walls that remain standing are being supported by wooden logs. Most of the damage, however... more

View of Tilloy which we have captured

View of Tilloy which we have captured

This photograph is believed to have been taken by the official war photographer, John Warwick Brooke, for propaganda purposes. Although not initially positive in outlook, the destruction in this photograph coul... more

View of Thilloy

View of Thilloy

This shows a cavalry unit in a ruined French town. The men have dismounted and a few stand by the horses, while the rest are looking at the ruins. The German policy of devastating towns and villages as they ret... more

German 5.9 gun and limber near Bullecourt

German 5.9 gun and limber near Bullecourt

A German gun and limber abandoned at the edge of a field, near Bullecourt, France. The ground has been too soft for moving such a heavy piece of machinery, hence the left wheel sinking into the ground. The gun ... more

View of the village of Courcelles

View of the village of Courcelles

This photograph of Courcelles, near Bapaume, shows shattered buildings on either side of the village street. This photograph is likely to have been taken in the autumn of 1918, after the Allies had recaptured m... more

Two of the best houses left in Gommecourt after our artillery had finished with it

Two of the best houses left in Gommecourt after our artillery had fini...

This rather misty and atmospheric picture is thought to be the work of John Warwick Brooke, one of the first two official British war photographers sent to the Western Front. This image is one of many which doc... more

Owing to modern artillery, captured villages have to be marked with a sign board

Owing to modern artillery, captured villages have to be marked with a ...

Wooden signs which have been neatly written read, 'High Street. This village is Ervillers. Town Major (arrow to the right). P W Pen (arrow to the left).' There are two soldiers beside the signs one of whom is k... more

German movable strong point which we captured at Tilloy

German movable strong point which we captured at Tilloy

This photograph not only allows some of the German equipment to be clearly seen, but also illustrates the devastated architecture and landscape which France had to endure during its four year struggle. The pict... more

Debris of Le Barque, after the bombardment

Debris of Le Barque, after the bombardment

Part of a destroyed village reduced to piles of broken timber and burnt trees. A single brick wall is left standing. The caption identifies this as Le Barque, a village near Bapaume, to the south of Arras. This... more

Officer and some of the men who captured Tilloy

Officer and some of the men who captured Tilloy

This posed, formal photograph is believed to have been captured by John Warwick Brooke. The soldiers in this scene all appear quite relaxed and well-kept after their 'struggle.'] The German graffiti in the back... more

Shells falling in Monchy

Shells falling in Monchy

The photograph was taken some distance from Monchy-le-Preux. The grassy field is on a slight rise and what was the village of Monchy crowns the top of it. There is evidence of the remains of quite a lot of tree... more

How Boche blew up the houses before he left Boyelles

How Boche blew up the houses before he left Boyelles

This image showing the devastation at Boyelles, France, was most likely taken by the British official photographer, John Warwick Brooke. Mostly reduced to rubble, all that remains of this large brick building i... more

Tanks attack on Thiepval

Tanks attack on Thiepval

Tank moving across a battlefield at Thiepval, France. The tank appears to be moving over the top of a trench. In the trench there is a group of soldiers carefully watching it, they are all wearing steel helmets... more

Ruined house in Le Barque

Ruined house in Le Barque

A ruined house in La Barque, France. It looks to have been a rather grand residence. The front of the building has collapsed. The trees directly in front of the camera, and beside the house, are stark and leafl... more

Wreckage in a churchyard in Thilloy, near Bapaume

Wreckage in a churchyard in Thilloy, near Bapaume

Scene in Thilloy, France, during World War I. This image shows a churchyard in Thilloy, near Bapaume. It has been badly bombed or shelled. There is little left of the church itself. A few graves can be seen amo... more

General view of Queant where the Hindenburg and Wotan lines join

General view of Queant where the Hindenburg and Wotan lines join

This photograph has been taken on the outskirts of the French village of Quant. The photographer has chosen to take the shot through a barbed wire fence, adding to the bleak atmosphere. The barbed wire fence ha... more

Ruins in Tilloy

Ruins in Tilloy

This image shows what remains of a bombed or shelled building in Tilloy. The ground is strewn with rubble and in the foreground is an abandoned barbed wire frame. Next to the building there is, according to the... more

View of Courcelles showing the mine crater in centre of cross roads

View of Courcelles showing the mine crater in centre of cross roads

A single British soldier standing in a huge crater of rubble with the ruined buildings of a village or town in the background. This is identified by the name Courcelles but there are several villages of that na... more

View taken of Pelves

View taken of Pelves

There are no buildings left standing, all that is left to suggest a village once stood here is a clutter of wood and rubble. The wooden frames are very likely all that is left of the rooftops. It is a bleak and... more

Scene in Feuchy

Scene in Feuchy

The jumble of gable ends, stripped trees and piles of rubble is quite depressing to look at. Despite this, the soldiers in this image appear to be relaxed and are even cheerfully shouting at one another. They a... more

How Boche blew up the houses before he left Boyelles

How Boche blew up the houses before he left Boyelles

A row of three terraced houses is shown in ruins. The house in the centre has been reduced to rubble, to the left there is the shell of the back walls, still showing the wallpaper inside. Only the house on the ... more

Cooking dinner amid the ruins of Thilloy, near Bapaume

Cooking dinner amid the ruins of Thilloy, near Bapaume

Two soldiers making themselves comfortable in the ruins of a shattered house. One man is cooking on a tin-can brazier, while the other stands watching and smoking. Their kit is hung on the wall behind. A third ... more

Dug-out fire in Bourlon Wood

Dug-out fire in Bourlon Wood

German dugout at Bourlon Wood, France, September 1918. Part of Bourlon Wood after its capture by the Canadian Corps on 27 September 1918. To the left is the wood-lined entrance to a German dugout. In the centre... more

In Pronville the Germans erected the elaborate ferro-concrete trap seen in the picture

In Pronville the Germans erected the elaborate ferro-concrete trap see...

Canadian officers beside German fortifications at Pronville, France, during World War I. Canadian officers demonstrate how their lorry was just wide enough to breach the gap in the German fortifications at Pron... more

Prisoners coming in from Thiepval

Prisoners coming in from Thiepval

The picture is taken from the top of an embankment looking down on a narrow road with a train track running along one side. The road is bound on each side by high, foliaged embankments which are crowned by tall... more

Sentry box made out of Boche ammunition carriers

Sentry box made out of Boche ammunition carriers

A donkey is trundling along the impression, left in the wet mud, of a road. In amongst the ruins and debris, an odd construction of straw packing can be made out. The little compartments were used to hold shell... more

View of Ablainzeville, France, during World War I

View of Ablainzeville, France, during World War I

A British soldier walking up the road into the heavily-shelled village of Ablainzeville. There are the remains of a flimsy barricade across the road amid the wreckage. The danger has clearly passed as the soldi... more

Ruins of the village of Tillay [sic] captured by our troops

Ruins of the village of Tillay [sic] captured by our troops

The ruined remains of the village of Tilloy. A large pile of bricks and rubble crowd the foreground. The buildings in the background have been damaged beyond repair. It is a bleak and desolate scene - barely re... more

View of Pronville, a captured village situated east of the Hindenburg line

View of Pronville, a captured village situated east of the Hindenburg ...

The ruined remains of Pronville, a French village positioned close to the Hindenburg Line. Directly in front of the camera the ground is covered with bricks and rubble. A small path or track, possibly leading i... more

Who said that the Canadian Service Corps have 'cushy jobs'?

Who said that the Canadian Service Corps have 'cushy jobs'?

Context: RLS Haig "Official Photographs" > Canadians..Page:X.25015..Title:Who said that the Canadian Service Corps have 'cushy jobs'?..Permanent URL:digital.nls.uk/74549222 ( http://digital.nls.uk/74549222 ) .... more

Monchy

Monchy

A street of rubble. As far as the eye can see there is nothing but building rubble. The rubble reaches almost to the top of the picture. There is a dip in the middle of the pile which looks like it might have b... more

General view of Fampoux

General view of Fampoux

The destruction and devastation at Fampoux, France. There is little left to indicate that a village once stood here. The only evidence is scattered debris and piles of rubble. A small road winds its way through... more

Scene in Feuchy

Scene in Feuchy

There are horses tied to the railings of what was once gardens, giving the scene both life and scale. This house looks like it might have been rather grand before the shelling. The cottage in the background app... more

View of Boisleux au Mont, which the Germans ruthlessly destroyed before leaving

View of Boisleux au Mont, which the Germans ruthlessly destroyed befor...

This quite lifeless photograph is thought to have been taken by John Warwick Brooke. He was sent to the Western Front to generate suitable propaganda material. This photograph, with its bombed out buildings and... more

Boarding buses to go back for a rest after the hard fighting at Monchy

Boarding buses to go back for a rest after the hard fighting at Monchy

Troop transport buses, Monchy, France, during World War I. Heavily-laden infantrymen boarding some double-decker transport buses. A pick and shovel carried on each bus are a reminder that vehicles of all sorts ... more

German commanders

German commanders

This is a group photograph of a number of senior German army officers. They are standing on the steps of a building, in rank order with the four most senior officers in front. The photograph has been annotated ... more

Officers and men of the Newfoundland Regiment

Officers and men of the Newfoundland Regiment

Officers and men of the Newfoundland Regiment, all of whom received decorations and who alone held the village of Monchy against a heavy counter attack. This photograph is thought to be the work of the war pho... more

Scene near Thelus

Scene near Thelus

A pile of rubble which is backed by a field. The back of this field is edged with a line of trees in the distance. Within this field two explosions have just occurred- leaving two plumes of smoke behind them. T... more

General view of Monchy-les-Preux

General view of Monchy-les-Preux

The ruined village of Monchy-le-Preux, France. On the left of a dirt track running through the village, the bombed and blasted remains of a few buildings are standing. The ground is strewn with bricks and debri... more

Regiment marching back to billets after Monchy

Regiment marching back to billets after Monchy

Soldiers from the Newfoundland Regiment are marching through a town or village. They are all carrying packs and wearing steel helmets, and each man is carrying a rifle over his left shoulder. A number of unifor... more

After the strafing

After the strafing

This photograph is of Thilloy, near Bapaume. It is a scene of total destruction and devastation. It is very difficult to imagine that this was once a village. Not one building has escaped damage. The road is ex... more

View of Boiry Becquerelle

View of Boiry Becquerelle

View of the total devastation of a village with ruined buildings, identified in the original caption as Boiry Becquerelle. Before the war this was a thriving village of 300 inhabitants, on the road to Bapaume, ... more

La nuit à Souchez Steinlen

La nuit à Souchez Steinlen

Print shows survivors dragging themselves across desolate landscape at Souchez, Pas-de-Calais, France. Title from item. Edition of 10. Library has "10/2." Forms part of: Straight collection of French graphic ar... more

Lens, France. General view of Lens, taken from overhead railway bridge, below, laborers clearing away debris from the main road toward Lille. The entire city of Lens with a pre war population of 28,000, is in the condition shown in this picture

Lens, France. General view of Lens, taken from overhead railway bridge...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Lewis Hine. Classification: General Reconstruction. Date received: 1920. Gift; Am... more

Lens, France, April 11, 1919. Man and wife, living in cellar of their former home which is in complete ruins. They were in Lens for thirty months during the German occupation, and were repatriated thru Switzerland and by way of Evian, in January 1917. The wife remained in southern France some months after repatriation. Thye have now been three weeks in Lens, and plan to keep their present quarters in the cellar for an indefinite perod of time

Lens, France, April 11, 1919. Man and wife, living in cellar of their ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Lewis Hine. Date received: 1920. Classification: General reconstruction. Gift; Am... more

Lens, France, April 11, 1919. Genral sic view of Lens, taken from the location shown in no. W-94

Lens, France, April 11, 1919. Genral sic view of Lens, taken from the ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Lewis Hine. Classification: General Reconstruction. Date received: 1920. Gift; Am... more

Liber Floridus - Arbor Palmaru

Liber Floridus - Arbor Palmaru

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Liber Floridus - city

Liber Floridus - city

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Liber Floridus - cosmos

Liber Floridus - cosmos

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Liber Floridus - devil bull

Liber Floridus - devil bull

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Liber Floridus - dragon

Liber Floridus - dragon

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Liber Floridus - Europe map

Liber Floridus - Europe map

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Liber Floridus - geneology tree

Liber Floridus - geneology tree

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Liber Floridus - Globus Terre

Liber Floridus - Globus Terre

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Liber Floridus - griffin

Liber Floridus - griffin

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Liber Floridus - Lion

Liber Floridus - Lion

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Liber Floridus - Noah's ark

Liber Floridus - Noah's ark

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Liber Floridus - Octavian Augustus

Liber Floridus - Octavian Augustus

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Liber Floridus - plants

Liber Floridus - plants

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Liber Floridus - tree

Liber Floridus - tree

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.