November 11, 2014 | Categories: 20th Century Germany, European History, European Warfare 1789-1918, History, Human History, Images of History, Life under siege, Military History, Modern Warfare, Photography, Trench Warfare, World War One | Tags: Europe, German, German soldiers, German solider, Germany, Guns, Historical, Historical photo, Historical photography, History, human history, Military, Military history, minenwerfer, Photo, Photography, Society, War, Warfare, World History, World War i, World War One, WW1, WWI | Leave a comment
In some sectors, fighting continued right up to the moment before the cease fire. The last soldier killed as an American who charged German positions only a minute to 11am, when the Armistice came into effect.
(The American, Henry Gunther, apparently had been demoted earlier, and was desperate to redeem himself, so it was a last chance at glory, but generally speaking, many officers felt that it was proper to continue fighting right up till the end. If for whatever reason the cease fire didn’t work, they wanted to be sure they were still placed well.)
November 11, 2014 | Categories: History, World War One | Tags: Armistice, black and white photography, historic, Historical, History, human history, Military, Military history, Photo, Photography, War, Warfare, World History, World War One, WWI, WWI history | Leave a comment