MAs in history & photo preservation, photographer, historian of Canadian First World War photography👇🏽 now on Instagram! 👇🏽 #warphotos
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Aug 19, 2018 • 24 tweets • 8 min read
Today marks the 76th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. It's a great example in why it's important to cite your photography sources whenever possible. Wanna know why? Thread 👇🏼👇🏼
Photograph is: Personnel landing craft draw away from a motor torpedo boat to start their run-in to the beaches during the raid on Dieppe, unattributed, August 1942, LAC MIKAN 3194301 #Dieppe
Aug 16, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
I mentioned before that Rider-Rider shows us quite a few captured POWs during #Amiens, but he also shows us captured guns. LAC MIKAN 3397896 & 7887.
For the gear heads in the group: 7.7cm FK 96 n.a. field gun, colloquially referred to as a "whizz-bang" b/c of the sound of the shell in the air & detonating, and a 15 cm sFH 02 heavy howitzer since claimed by the 13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada).
Aug 8, 2018 • 18 tweets • 9 min read
Aug 8 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of #Amiens. This battle ushered in the #HundredDays offensive and saw some of the most decisive victories of the war #thread 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Photograph is: "Scene at Field Ambulance Dressing Station," by William Rider-Rider, August, 1918. LAC MIKAN 3397054 #Amiens100
Aug 1, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
William Rider-Rider documents wounded arriving at a Canadian Field Dressing Station during the Battle of Amiens. August 8-12, 1918 LAC MIKAN 3397055 #warphotos#FWW 👇🏼👇🏼
Rider-Rider's photographs from July 1918 represent a regression to the static behind-the-lines documentary photographs Harry Knobel had taken in 1916. They show us subjects like distinguished visits, the dentist and men getting haircuts.