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Forces War Records; WW1, 5pm on August 22, 1914, only a few hours after the first cavalry patrol entered Mons.

100 years ago today – Was this smiling young ‘Contemptible’ the first sentry at Mons. This unique picture was taken exactly 100 years ago today at

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100 years ago today – Was this smiling young ‘Contemptible’ the first sentry at Mons. This unique picture was taken exactly 100 years ago today at

Photos of The Great War - Weapons and Equipment/British cavalry trooper firing Hotchkiss machinegun at German aircraft

INDUSTRY DURING FIRST WORLD WAR BIRMINGHAM (Q 54340)   A female worker manufacturing .303-inch ammunition cartridges at Kynoch's factory in Birmingham during the First World War.

WWI, A female munition worker manufacturing ammunition cartridges at the Kynoch's factory in Birmingham. ©IWM Q 54340

Airco DH.2 - Early air combat over the Western Front indicated the need for a single seat fighter with forward firing armament. As no means of firing forward through the propeller of a tractor airplane was available to the British, Geoffrey de Havilland designed the DH.2 as a smaller, single seat development of the earlier two seat DH.1 pusher design. The DH.2 first flew in July 1915.The DH.2 was armed with a single .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis gun.

DH when the need for an aircraft with forward firing armament became obvious…

WWI Matchless-Vickers sidecar machine gun around the Western Front. The water-cooled .303 machine gun was mounted on a telescopic mount that allowed the gunner to then angle it toward the sky in an anti-aircraft role.

Controversial Topics: THE WESTERN FRONT: A CENTURY LATER-In France, a British machine-gun team. The gun, which appears to be a Vickers, is mounted on the front of a motorcycle side car.(National Library of Scotland) #

British Mark IV female tank during trials, 1917. Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1917. The Mark IV was an up-armoured version of the Mark I tank. To improve safety, its fuel was also stored in a single external tank located between the rear track horns. The female Mark IV was armed with six .303 Lewis machine guns and the male with two six pounder guns and four Lewis guns.

British Mark IV female tank during trials, 1917. Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1917. The Mark IV was an up-armoured version of the Mark I tank. To improve safety, its fuel was also stored in a single external tank located between the rear track horns. The female Mark IV was armed with six .303 Lewis machine guns and the male with two six pounder guns and four Lewis guns.

303-day battle of Verdun saw Germany try to 'bleed France to death' in one of history's bloodiest conflicts - Mirror Online

303-day battle of Verdun saw Germany try to 'bleed France to death' in one of history's bloodiest conflicts

battle of Verdun saw Germany try to 'bleed France to death' in one of history's bloodiest conflicts - Mirror Online

British machine gunners on guard on the Western Front in France during World War One. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

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