In this week’s throwback journey, let’s explore wartime experiences seen in the past, led by tanks on parade in London at the end of World War I and more offered in the photographic archives from The Commons.
Photographer: Thomas Frederick Scales
Tanks on parade in London at the end of World War I, 1918.
Dry plate glass negative
John Alfred Ford (photographer)
Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, May 1971.
Gunner Ernie Widders of Armidale, NSW, takes time out during a break in operations in Phuoc Tuy Province, to write a letter. Gunner Widders, who was a shearer before being called up for National Service, is a member of C Company, 2RAR /NZ (ANZAC) (The ANZAC Battalion comprising 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment and a component from the 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment).
A young girl holding a small child outside a shell damaged house in Sussex Street. The damage was caused by the bombardment of the Hartlepools by Germany, which took place on the 16th December, 1914. This was the first time British civilians were in the line of enemy fire during a World War.
Returning War Party
Artist: Richard Throssel
Artist Bio: American, 1882 – 1933
Creation Date: c. 1910
Process: gelatin silver print
This is a photograph of nurses and patients at Longshaw Lodge Convalescent Home for Wounded Soldiers, Grindleford, near Sheffield. August 1916 and June 1917.
The photograph is part of a larger collection that offers a rare and intimate glimpse in to the Life of a Wounded Soldier recovering from the horrors of World War One.
Title: Korean War
USS Pruitt — This image is from a photo album donated to the Museum by JL Highfill which includes images taken in the Pacific during the Second World War.
Official photograph taken on the British Western Front in France: The German offensive — Some of the gallant 55th going for a short rest after fighting hard.
Date Created: [between 1914 and 1918?]
Description: “Camouflaged German Battery Near Ostend.”
Source: Don Kiscaden
Medium: Print, Black and White
Date: c. 1918
To join this series, tweet @flickr with your favorite photos, and include the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday. And if you’d rather not tweet, simply include the same hashtag in your Flickr photo title, or tag it with ThrowbackThursday. We can’t wait to see what time period and subjects show up next in pictures. From old scans to new photos of throwback memories, we like them all. In the meantime, you can also find inspiration in The Commons on Flickr.
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