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Gallant Defense of Hill 60

Gallant Defense of Hill 60

The following photos were taken from 1914-1918 by my great-grandfather Lt. Walter Koessler during his time as a German officer in the first World War.

The following photos were taken from 1914-1918 by my great-grandfather Lt. Walter Koessler during his time as a German officer in the first World War.

Burial services for first American soldiers killed in combat with the Germans, 3 Nov 1917

Burial services for first American soldiers killed in combat with the Germans, 3 Nov 1917

Massive collection of unique World War I pictures. Walter Koessler project #History #WW1 Gallery: http://wwiphotos.tumblr.com/

Massive collection of unique World War I pictures. Walter Koessler project #History #WW1 Gallery: http://wwiphotos.tumblr.com/

An American victim of the sinking of the Lusitania being carried away, from 'The Illustrated War News' (b/w photo). 128 Americans died on the Lusitania.

An American victim of the sinking of the Lusitania being carried away, from 'The Illustrated War News' (b/w photo). 128 Americans died on the Lusitania.

WW1: A long column of German POWs is marched behind British lines en route to internment. Australian troops, wearing the characteristic Australian hat, are watching. Taken POW had its advantages for both sides: the captured were removed permanently from the trenches thus improving their chances of survival dramatically.

WW1: A long column of German POWs is marched behind British lines en route to internment. Australian troops, wearing the characteristic Australian hat, are watching. Taken POW had its advantages for both sides: the captured were removed permanently from the trenches thus improving their chances of survival dramatically.

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