War; World War, 1914-1918; Canals; Barracks; Military camps; Officers' quarters; Mess halls
This photograph features the "Dead End" of the Ypres Canal in the foreground of the image. Behind it appears the officers' and noncommissioned officers' billets and the mess hall. The caption reads: "All comforts of home. Roulette, Tea and boating...
War; War relief; War damage; First aid; Emergency medical services; Military hospitals; World War, 1914-1918
Photograph pictures a first aid station located on the Rue de dixmude at the "Dead End" of the Ypres Canal. The facility's location is marked by a Red Cross flag. The area is surrounded by wartime destruction and debree. The image features shelled...
This photograph is taken of the "Dead End" of the Ypres Canal and looking southeast. Pictured are a factory chimney, the remains of the tower of "Cloth Hall," the first aid station, and Rue de Dixmude.
Machine gun pill box constructed in the ruins of a shelled house. Caption reads: '"Old Hickory Machine Gun Pill Box' Constructed by 105th Engineers. Not completed on account of Bosche retreating in 'Voormozele [sic-Voormezeele] Stunt."'
War; Machine guns; Fishing nets; Camouflage (Military science); World War, 1914-1918
This machine gun emplacement on the East Poperinghe line is covered in cloth and fish net. They serve as camouflage for the machine gun in order for it to blend into the surrounding area. Caption reads: "Machine Emplacement on East Prop. Line The...
Soldiers; Military personnel; Uniforms; Military uniforms; Helmets; Arms & armament; Firearms; Rifles; Forts & fortifications; Canteens (Beverage containers); Campaigns & battles; War; World War, 1914-1918; Snipers; Trench warfare
An unidentified infantryman of the American Expeditionary Force is positioned with his rifle in a trench in Belgium. He is wearing a typical uniform with full equipment including steel helmet of British design, canvas leggings, rolled blanket,...
Sandbags; Fortifications; Castles & palaces; Military headquarters; War; Poperinge (Belgium); World War, 1914-1918
Caption reads: "Gold Fish Chateau constructed into a Brigade Hdq. By 105 Engrs. Located on Poperinghe-Ypres Road." The Chateau is a three story building, made up mostly of brick. Sandbags, used for fortification, are stacked outside the entrance.
The caption reads, "Second Bn. 105th Engineers Hdq. Near Brandhock." Writing on the picture reads, "2nd Bn. Hdq. Brandhock Belgium." Several buildings can be seen in the picture next to a wooden walkway.
Lefaucheux/Lafacheux show pistol, civilian model, post-Civil War period. Has the name John Olson stamped on the barrel, along with what appears to be 2 royal crowns and "U" on the cylinder. French-designed but manufactured in Belgium and France.