The last post


This post is the 1561th published on this blog and this will be the last one.

I have taken this decision some time ago; I decided to reach the numbers of days the Great War lasted (1561 days, from England’s declaration of war to November 11, 1918) to communicate and explain this choice.

This decision isn’t linked to a minor interest in the Great War, on the contrary! I am happy I helped in some way people to discover some less-known sides of WW1, and to pay homage to all actors and victims of this conflict. I am working on several projects linked to this conflict (last but not least, a book I began to write in 2008, I think) and every week-end, when I can, is dedicated to the search of new items and documents in flea markets.

On the other hand, it was harder for me to find new interesting material for my readers and followers. Keeping my promise of publishing a post a day was getting  more challenging, that’s the reason why this blog, in its current form, ends here.

The blog was launched in June 2011 (see here the very first post). It allowed me to meet – virtually or not – a lot of people and have new friends, and to make new discoveries. I’ll certainly continue to publish some material on Twitter (my account is simply @ww1photographs) when I’ll find some interesting stuff to write on or to show.

In any case, this blog will stay online (as long as it’s free, at least..), I promise I’ll inform you about my WW1 activities, digital or not! Many thanks to you all, readers, followers, authors of comments (especially you, Mike), for your support and friendship over these four years!

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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.

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