For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines ¿ as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.
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St Bartholomew's gatehouse that leads to the oldest parish church in London - St Bartholomew-the-Great - was built in the sixteenth century and is where Queen Mary ate chicken and drank red wine while watching Protestant martyrs burn at the stake. It was only when a first World War German Zeppelin bomb in 1916 fell nearby that the tiles to this arch fell off to reveal this Elizabethan half timber fronted house built in 1597. Rear view of the Elizabethan gate house.
An image of three women taking nurse jobs during the first world war. This was extremely common in this time. Most women took these jobs as it meant that they were basically married to the job and therefore meant that they didn't get stuck with being a stay at home mother/wife.
The French 75 cocktail, also known as the 75 cocktail, is a drink that dates back to the first World War. I was originally created at the New York Bar in Paris by Harry MacElhone. The drink gets its name from the kick given by the blend of gin and champagne, which is said to feel like being shelled with a French 75mm field gun. The drink is served in a champagne flute.
MUNITIONS FACTORIES UNITED KINGDOM DURING FIRST WORLD WAR. Three female munitions workers stand in front of 15-inch high explosive shells at the National Shell Filling Factory at Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, during the First World War.