World War I 95th anniversary. The Great War by air and sea - 25 fotos

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World War I (initialized as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Wars, was a global military conflict (28 June 1914 – 11 November 1918) that embroiled most of the world’s great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Entente and the Central Powers. Over 70 million military personnel were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. The main combatants descended into a state of total war, pumping their entire scientific and industrial capabilities into the war effort. Over 15 million people were killed, making it one of the deadliest conflicts in history. [Wikipedia]

This month is the 95th anniversary of the start of this war that has not ended all wars. Do not forget it, do not to repeat it.

In this post we can see what was used by air and sea. The Great War on the ground is the last post for the anniversary.

Giant listening horns used to listen for approaching aircraft during WWI. Image on display at the Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC.

1 Giant listening horns used to listen for approaching aircraft during WWI. Image on display at the Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC. Credit: Curious Expeditions #
Russian plane WWI.

2 Russian plane WWI. Credit: Jens-Olaf #
French Nieuport 10 reconnaissance plane, brought down behind enemy lines.

3 French Nieuport 10 reconnaissance plane, brought down behind enemy lines. Credit: drakegoodman #
Fokker F. I 102 17 HiRes-2 8 bit.

4 Fokker F. I 102 17 HiRes-2 8 bit. Credit: rainspoo #
WWI Eastern Front German Njemen Army.

5 WWI Eastern Front German Njemen Army. Credit: Jens-Olaf #
Großflugzeug vor dem Start WWI German.

6 Großflugzeug vor dem Start WWI German. Credit: Jens-Olaf #
Russian pilot WWI.

7 Russian pilot WWI. Credit: Jens-Olaf #
Manfred von Richthofen. World War I 'Ace', the Red Baron.

8 Manfred von Richthofen. World War I 'Ace', the Red Baron. Credit: Red Baron Gallery #
A classic duel (from air show)

9 A classic duel (from air show) Credit: scottjlowe #
The Great War. First World War. German Taube-plane hunted down by a French plane with a machine gun. France, 1914.

10 The Great War. First World War. German Taube-plane hunted down by a French plane with a machine gun. France, 1914. Credit: Nationaal Archief #
First World War, Belgium. A French pilot makes a forced landing on its own ground after a failed attack on German Zeppelin  in Brussels, 1915. The plane, a biplane, stays the trees now. Soldiers are climbing the tree.

11 First World War, Belgium. A French pilot makes a forced landing on its own ground after a failed attack on German Zeppelin in Brussels, 1915. The plane, a biplane, stays the trees now. Soldiers are climbing the tree. Credit: Nationaal Archief #
Wreckage of Max Immelmann's Fokker E.III being guarded by Feldgendarmerie.

12 Wreckage of Max Immelmann's Fokker E.III being guarded by Feldgendarmerie. Credit: drakegoodman #
WWI photos taken from air. German camera.

13 WWI photos taken from air. German camera. Credit: Jens-Olaf #
The Great War. First World War. English soldiers with a observation balloon. 1918.

14 The Great War. First World War. English soldiers with a observation balloon. 1918. Credit: Nationaal Archief #
The Great War. First World War. A british zeppeling crashing on a house in Eemnes, Holland / Netherlands, 1917.

15 The Great War. First World War. A british zeppeling crashing on a house in Eemnes, Holland / Netherlands, 1917. Credit: Nationaal Archief #
Zeppelin LZ-86 participated in two reconnaissance missions around the North Sea and one attack on England dropping 300 kg of bombs. Returning from England, she was destroyed by French flak fire near Compiègne on 17 March 1917.

16 Zeppelin LZ-86 participated in two reconnaissance missions around the North Sea and one attack on England dropping 300 kg of bombs. Returning from England, she was destroyed by French flak fire near Compiègne on 17 March 1917. Credit: tankesopp #
WWI Ship & Zeppelin. This could be either the USS Michigan or South Carolina.

17 WWI Ship & Zeppelin. This could be either the USS Michigan or South Carolina. Credit: ptrosss #
First World War. Naval warfare. 1915. English war ships in storms, with big waves.

18 First World War. Naval warfare. 1915. English war ships in storms, with big waves. Credit: Nationaal Archief #
The stripes on this ship are dazzle painting, designed to confuse submarines about the speed and direction of the ship. From looking at these pictures I always thought they were painted grey but they were actually bright colors.

19 The stripes on this ship are dazzle painting, designed to confuse submarines about the speed and direction of the ship. From looking at these pictures I always thought they were painted grey but they were actually bright colors. Credit: j3net #
Exercises during WWI.

20 Exercises during WWI. Credit: The Library of Congress #
More exercises during WWI.

21 More exercises during WWI. Credit: The Library of Congress #
German warships (Minensucher) in Riga, river Daugava, near the Baltic Sea.

22 German warships (Minensucher) in Riga, river Daugava, near the Baltic Sea. Credit: Jens-Olaf #
First World War (Great War). Maritime war, 1917. A German submarine, captured by the French, stranded in the Strait of Calais (Pas de Calais)

23 First World War (Great War). Maritime war, 1917. A German submarine, captured by the French, stranded in the Strait of Calais (Pas de Calais) Credit: Nationaal Archief #
The Great War / First World War. Part of a German submarine in the streets of New York, United States of America, 1918.

24 The Great War / First World War. Part of a German submarine in the streets of New York, United States of America, 1918. Credit: Nationaal Archief #
The Great War. First World War. German fleet surrendering to the English. First German U-boat near the Towerbridge. London, England, 1918.

25 The Great War. First World War. German fleet surrendering to the English. First German U-boat near the Towerbridge. London, England, 1918. Credit: Nationaal Archief #
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Comments (5)

  1. Historii wrote::

    nice photos, thanks!

    Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 9:51 pm #
  2. julio acevedo wrote::

    Love the #18, and #25

    Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 8:25 am #
  3. Anonymous wrote::

    Picture No.15. This may be a British AIRSHIP not a Zeppelin which were German.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm #
  4. harbuthnot wrote::

    PictureNo.15 Maybe a British airship, but not a Zeppelin which were German

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm #
  5. linehanfrank@yahoo.i wrote::

    Brilliant set of photos. Thanks

    Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 8:42 pm #

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