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MAs in history & photo preservation, photographer, historian of Canadian First World War photographyπŸ‘‡πŸ½ now on Instagram! πŸ‘‡πŸ½ #warphotos
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Aug 19, 2018 β€’ 24 tweets β€’ 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 πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ 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 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 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 β€’ 18 tweets β€’ 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 πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ Photograph is: "Scene at Field Ambulance Dressing Station," by William Rider-Rider, August, 1918. LAC MIKAN 3397054 #Amiens100
Aug 1, 2018 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 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 πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ 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.
Jul 24, 2018 β€’ 10 tweets β€’ 6 min read
Thomas Keith Aitken was back in the Bois de Reims #onthisday in 1918, photographing the Battle of Tardenois. He took (at least) 16 photographs, and below are some highlights πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ #warphotos #thread Photograph is: Men of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (62nd Division) examining a captured German Maxim 08/15 (Spandau) machine gun with French and Italian officers. Β© IWM (Q 11107)
Jul 23, 2018 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 3 min read
Thomas Keith Aitken was also out making photographs on 23 July 1918 - #thread πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ Battle of Tardenois. British (62nd Division) and French soldiers in action in Bois de Reims, Β© IWM (Q 11110) #warphotos #FWW