T.E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia” - 16 August 1888– 19 May 1935) Author, British Army officer, military observer, advisor, archaeologist, documentarian. Lawrence gained international notoriety based on his accounts of the Arab Uprising against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. He was the illegitimate son of an Anglo-Irish nobleman and a governess.
An aerial view of the WWI Loos-Hulluch trench system in France. British trenches are situated on the left of the photo, and German trenches on the right – in the middle of the two is no man’s land. July 22, 1917.
On orders from President Woodrow Wilson, Major General John J. Pershing led an expeditionary force of 4,800 men into Mexico to capture or kill Pancho Villa in retaliation for Villa's attack on Columbus, NM. The "Punitive Expedition" was a complete failure having never caught sight of the revolutionary leader. In the meantime, W.W.I. intervened and the war in Europe dominated the headlines. Pershing was recalled, sent to Europe and people forgot about the second US invasion of Mexico.
Le Remouleur, Paris, circa 1910, (The Knife Grinder) Used to have these in…
Austro-Hungarian Army - Austro-Hungarian Assault Formations during World War I
A case of not judging a book by the cover. This German military hero and Hussar of the old school order. On 4 February 1940, Mackensen wrote to Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch about the the crimes of the Nazis in the field where politics had no place and their negative effect on the cause and the morale of the military. And then he resigned as the highest ranking officer, aged 90.