First World War helmet eye screen
First World War helmet eye screen. First World War soldier wearing a helmet with a chain mail screen designed to protect his eyes from shrapnel and rock fragments during shelling. The First World War (1914-1918) saw a large number of head wounds due to shrapnel from the immense number of artillery shells used by each side to try and break the deadlock of trench warfare on the Western Front. The modern steel helmet was developed in response to this, though most did not have screens like the one seen here. This helmet and screen was manufactured by the E. J. Codd Company of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The USA entered the war on 6 April 1917, playing a crucial role in helping Britain and France to defeat Germany and its allies. Photographed in 1918.
© Us Army/Science Photo Library
British army takes the field in a reenactment of the surrender at Yorktown Battlefield, Virginia.
Digital photograph of a National Park Service event on the actual field of surrender at Yorktown Battlefield on the 225th anniversary of the surrender
© N.Carter/North Wind Picture Archives
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Bombardment of Forts Jackson, St. Philip, 1865 Civil War Engraving
Engraving of the bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, the United States Squadron under Farragut, engaging the Confederate Forts and Fleet on its way to New Orleans, April 24, 1862, Civil War Engraving from 'Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War,' Published in 1864. Original edition from my own archives. Copyright has expired on this artwork. Digitally restored.