WWI Historical images


Tanks Going Forward

American tanks going forward to the battle line in the Forest of Argonne.

Catalog Number 2010.125.34


Whippet Tank

With the Americans northwest of Verdun. The skipper and gunner of a "whippet" tank, with the hatches open. France, 1918.

National Archives Identifier: 530756


Ninth Machine Gun Battalion

Machine gun set up in a railroad shop. Company A, Ninth Machine Gun Battalion. Chateau Thierry, France.

National Archives Identifier: 530730


Gas Attack

American soldiers posing and acting out a gas attack, the image is fake. 

Catalog Number 1976.227.299


Gas Masks

Gas masks for man and horse demonstrated by an American soldier, circa 1917-18.

National Archives Identifier: 516483

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