War Images.Some of the photos can be harsh or unpleasant. War is a disgrace, is cruelty, misery, tears and death. But I believe that war must be shown with all its consequences, not as it is often portrayed by the media. On the other hand will try to include pictures that bring us a little closer to the conflict, its quirks and conflicts. Finally will try to add a brief description to each photo for informational purposes. I hope you find this site of interest.

 

LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER

LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Letter to an Unknown Soldier is creating a digital memorial for WWI by asking people to submit letters to the unknown soldier at Paddington Station.

Deadline is August 4.

Why?

In a year jammed-full of WW1 commemoration our PROJECT invites everyone to step back from the public ceremonies and take a few private moments to think.

If you were able to send a PERSONAL message to this soldier, a man who served and was killed during World War One, what would you write?

Who?

The response to this project has been extraordinary. Over 10,000 people have sent letters so far – and all sorts of people: schoolchildren, authors (including Stephen Fry, Malorie Blackman, and Andrew Motion), nurses, serving members of the forces and even the Prime Minister. If you write to the soldier, your letter will be published alongside theirs.

When?

The website will remain open until 11 p.m. on the night of 4 August 2014. 

Between now and then every letter that the soldier receives will be published and made available for everyone to read.  Eventually all of the letters will be archived in the British Library where they will remain permanently accessible online. 

Your letter will help us create a new kind of war memorial – one made entirely of words, and by everyone.

Find out more informationread published letters, or visit our tumblr page for inspiration.

August 1914. Britain declares war on Germany because of the German invasion of neutral Belgium, violating a treaty of 1839. Pictured in some English volunteers in a recruiting office.

August 1914. Britain declares war on Germany because of the German invasion of neutral Belgium, violating a treaty of 1839. Pictured in some English volunteers in a recruiting office.

A French position Captured by the Germans in Priesterwald (Summer 1915)

A French position Captured by the Germans in Priesterwald (Summer 1915)

Corpses After an artillery attack on St. Laurent in Arras

Corpses After an artillery attack on St. Laurent in Arras

August 1914. Germany declares war on France and Belgium. German soldiers through the streets of Brussels with the intention of attacking France through Belgium, to avoid the heavily guarded border. This strategy, as laid out in 1905, is known as ‘Schlieffen Plan’.

August 1914. Germany declares war on France and Belgium. German soldiers through the streets of Brussels with the intention of attacking France through Belgium, to avoid the heavily guarded border. This strategy, as laid out in 1905, is known as ‘Schlieffen Plan’.

French troops in the destroyed village of Dompierre (Somme area) on July 2, 1916

French troops in the destroyed village of Dompierre (Somme area) on July 2, 1916

July 1914. In Belgrade, Serbian enlist volunteers are at the recruiting office. European embassies are mobilized following the announcement of the declaration of war by Austria to Serbia.

July 1914. In Belgrade, Serbian enlist volunteers are at the recruiting office. European embassies are mobilized following the announcement of the declaration of war by Austria to Serbia.

July 1914. A month after the assassination of the archduke in Sarajevo, Austria declared war on Serbia. On the streets of Vienna Austrian soldiers say goodbye to their girlfriends.

July 1914. A month after the assassination of the archduke in Sarajevo, Austria declared war on Serbia. On the streets of Vienna Austrian soldiers say goodbye to their girlfriends.