Kerry Thomas

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the trees of the chateau. Dead trees. (Village of Noyon. Oise. France. 1917).

Trees destroyed during battle, Somme, France, 1917 (autochrome)

Royal Artillery man receiving Christmas Gifts on the Western Front, somewhere in France.

A smiling artilleryman with the post for his battery, near Aveluy on the Somme, September (Photograph by Lt. Ernest Brooks) (© IWM Q (Colourised by Doug UK)

A wounded British soldier showing the shrapnel damage to his steel helmet caused near Beaumont-Hamel  on the Somme Front in December 1916. IWM (Q 1778)

Wounded British soldier showing shrapnel damage to his steel helmet near Hamel on the Somme Front, December 1916

British WW1 soldiers with Trench Coat: developed as an alternative to the heavy serge greatcoats worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War

War-weary British soldiers at Passchendaele, [of the British Empire soldiers who lost their lives during that bloody battle around were British & thousands of the SADF].

Private Charles Leslie Harding McAdam, 39th Battalion. He served for 3 years as a senior cadet in the 48th Battalion and 2 years in the Citizens Military Forces before enlisting on 18 February 1916. Eyewitness accounts from his Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing File state "He took part in the stunt on Oct 4th ...he was light in build with very pleasant features and a lovely disposition". He was killed instantly by bullet wound to the chest at the attack on Broodseinde on 4 October…

Studio portrait of 2336 Private (Pte) Charles Leslie Harding McAdam, Battalion. A stationer from Hawthorn, Victoria, Pte McAdam served for three years as a senior cadet in the Battalion, .

British soldiers

British troops coming out of a communication trench in the snow. Near Arras, Northern France. February From Colourising History on fb.

Quartz crystal/agate cylinder…

Quartz crystal/agate cylinder / There are two main groups of quartz: chert and chalcedony. Agates form in cavities left by gas bubbles in cooling lava. Silica-rich groundwater builds layers of crystals on the cavity walls.

45 Commando Royal Marines in cold weather training in Northern Norway ...brrrr :)

45 Commando Royal Marines, Commando Logistics Regiment (CLR) and Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) conduct ice breaking drills [Picture: PO(Phot) Sean Clee]

K COMPANY, 42 COMMANDO RM TRAINING IN MOJAVE DESERT PLYMOUTH-based Royal Marines have commenced training on extensive live-fire ranges in the Mojave Desert, California.

K COMPANY, 42 COMMANDO RM TRAINING IN MOJAVE DESERT PLYMOUTH-based Royal Marines have commenced training on extensive live-fire ranges in the Mojave Desert, California.

Images captured are of W, Y, Z companies from 45 Commando Royal Marines as they conduct an amphibious assault on to Sazan Island. The training took place near to Vlore in Albania, as part of Exercise Albanian Lion.  Albanian Lion is aimed at demonstrating the Pre Landing Force (PLF) capability, deployed as an advanced force dethatched from the Response Force Task Group (RFTG).

Images captured are of W, Y, Z companies from 45 Commando Royal Marines as they conduct an amphibious assault on to Sazan Island. The training took place near to Vlore in Albania, as part of Exercise Albanian Lion. Albanian Lion is aimed at demonstrating the Pre Landing Force (PLF) capability, deployed as an advanced force dethatched from the Response Force Task Group (RFTG).

Royal Marines from 45 Cdo Taking Part in Exercise Scottish Lion by Defence Images, via Flickr

Petty Officer Tim Parish (left) and Marine Pete Kelly from the Commando Helicopter Force Mobile Air Operations Team at a helicopter landing site during Exercise Scottish Lion

BRITISH ARMY NORMANDY 1944 (B 5071)   Royal Marine Commandos attached to 3rd Division for the assault on Sword Beach move inland, 6 June 1944. A Churchill bridgelayer can be seen in the background.

Royal Marine Commandos attached to Division move inland from Sword Beach on the Normandy coast 6 June Royal Marine Commandos attached to Division for the assault on Sword Beach move inland 6 June A Churchill bridgelayer can be seen in the background.