Making uniforms

These two pictures come from America’s Munitions 1917-1918, a wonderful 825-pages you can freely download. It’s a mine of information about all material used by US Army during the Great War. As I am a great fan of US uniforms, I wanted to share with you these two pictures, which show the production of uniforms (above) and puttees (below). These two pictures show how industrial processes were used, even if those fields.


Twelve Days on the Somme

For this Saturday, I wanted to share a book with you: Sidney Rogerson’s Twelve Days on the Somme. This book is a first-hand account of life in 1916 Trenches, based on the memories of the author. He spent indeed 12 days in Somme trenches in November 1916, as a young officer in B Company of the West Yorkshire Regiment. The book was first published in 1933 and published again by Greenhill Books in 2006.

I do recommend the reading of this book, as it’s a very precise account, written with humor!