Blicke in die Welt um 1900 – 32

Vintage Stereoviews – First World War


A Bosche sniper worries a Section of Seaforths who are snatching a moment’s respite

Zeppelin Wrecked and Burned – Ruins Being inspected by French Troops

»Zeppelins are rigid frame, dirigible balloons, invented by Count Zeppelin of Germany. The frame is of aluminum, the gas cells are made of goldbeater’s skin, while the outside cover is made of gummed waterproof cotton cloth. The newest ones are 540 feet long, carry a crew of 18 men, two tons of explosives and 8 tons of fuel and ballast.  The gondolas are of plated steel and are armed with machine guns, bombs and aerial torpedoes. Zeppelins are lifted by hydrogen gas, fly ordinarily about 7.000 feet high and can cruise 1.000 miles. To Germany they have been one of the supreme disappointments of the war. Covered with invisible paint, fitted with wireless equipment, these great airships were the hover above the British fleet, signal its position to the German ships and aid in its destruction by a rain of bombs. They were to lay London in ashes and bring Great Britain a suppliant to the feet of Germany.
Zeppelins did fly over London, in a score of attacks, killing 169 and wounding 388 men, women and children. But means of defense were rapidly devised. Anti-aircraft guns bombarded them from below. Inflammatory bullets from airplanes sent them to earth in a burst of flame. So many were destroyed that by 1918 the Zeppelin was practically abandoned as an engine of war. Its greatest service will be performed in time of peace. Before many years Kipling’s “Night Mail” will become a reality. The air will be marked out in lines of travel as the ocean is today. From New York, London, Paris and other metropolises huge liners of the air will fly to all points of the compass, ships 200 yards long, traveling 100 miles an hour and carrying tons of mail and scores of passengers.«

Dazed by our bombardment, the Huns pour out of their block-houses at Bullacourt to surrender

Doughboys of 89 th Div., Resting Before Review, Treves, Germany

At down, in a determined rush, we carry the fortified enemy position at Contalmaison by assault

Officers bayonet class practising ”the short point stab“, American Army Camp, U.S.A.

Ripped and battered to death by the enemy Derelict Tank, Cambrai, November, 1917

Thousands Marching, Thousands Watching! Our National Army, Chicago, Aug. 4, 1917

Ein stereoskopischer Ein-Blick in die Welt um 1900 …  (wird fortgesetzt)

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

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➢ Ein »Weltspiegel« um 1900

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