cavetocanvas:

Romaine Brooks, La France Croisée, 1914
From the Smithsonian American Art Museum:

Brooks painted a windswept female figure as a crusader and the personification of France. She based the woman’s strong features on those of the actress Ida Rubinstein, with whom she was in love at the time. The figure’s chiseled features and stern gaze set against the backdrop of a burning city evoke a sense of defiance and strength. The city represents Ypres in western Belgium, the site of a major battle during the first year of World War I. The emblem on Rubinstein’s shoulder evokes the bloodshed of war, but the brilliant red may also signal the painter’s passion for the actress. Reproductions of this painting, together with the poem, were later sold to raise money for the Red Cross, and Brooks received the Cross of the Legion of Honor for her service to France.

cavetocanvas:

Romaine Brooks, La France Croisée, 1914

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum:

Brooks painted a windswept female figure as a crusader and the personification of France. She based the woman’s strong features on those of the actress Ida Rubinstein, with whom she was in love at the time. The figure’s chiseled features and stern gaze set against the backdrop of a burning city evoke a sense of defiance and strength. The city represents Ypres in western Belgium, the site of a major battle during the first year of World War I. The emblem on Rubinstein’s shoulder evokes the bloodshed of war, but the brilliant red may also signal the painter’s passion for the actress. Reproductions of this painting, together with the poem, were later sold to raise money for the Red Cross, and Brooks received the Cross of the Legion of Honor for her service to France.

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thefallcount:

Australian propaganda during the First World War.

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Hilda Rix Nicholas

Hilda Rix Nicholas

vintage-valour:


The Capture of the Sugar Refinery at Courcelette by the Canadians on September 15, 1916 by Fortunino Matania

Canadian soldiers take cover behind a boiler as they storm the German stronghold at the sugar factory at Courcelette on 15 September 1916. Notice the close-quarters fighting, including the use of rifles, bayonets, and hand grenades.
Source: Canadian War Museum - Musée canadien de la guerre

vintage-valour:

The Capture of the Sugar Refinery at Courcelette by the Canadians on September 15, 1916 by Fortunino Matania

Canadian soldiers take cover behind a boiler as they storm the German stronghold at the sugar factory at Courcelette on 15 September 1916. Notice the close-quarters fighting, including the use of rifles, bayonets, and hand grenades.

Source: Canadian War Museum - Musée canadien de la guerre

—Fortunino Matania

—Fortunino Matania

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The growth was stubborn, and, in the steep gravelly waterways with which the hillside was scored, it was as much as a strong man could do to fight his way through it, to say nothing of carrying his heavy kit and rifle.

—Charles Bean

[ANZAC Day / Aussies at War]

(Source: awm.gov.au)

Lest We Forget
[ANZAC Day / Aussies at War]

Lest We Forget

[ANZAC Day Aussies at War]

(Source: morwell.rslvic.com.au)

vintagebooksdesign:

VINTAGE WAR

To mark the centenary of the First World War, Vintage is launching a unique collection of war fiction. April 2014 will see the publication of twelve works by the greatest writers of the last century, each tackling this most powerful and universal of subjects.

The series was a collaborative effort by the Vintage Design team. Each cover was designed and hand-painted in-house, with the aim of giving a bold, contemporary look to these war-themed classics.

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bantarleton:

Today in 1917, The battle of Arras begins with Canadian Corps executing a massive assault on Vimy Ridge.

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Stretcher Party
George Edmund Butler, New Zealand war artist
1918

Stretcher Party

George Edmund Butler, New Zealand war artist

1918

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