The First World War (35 photos)

The First World War (28 July 1914 - 11 November 1918) - one of the most large-scale military conflict in human history.
The immediate cause of the war was the Sarajevo assassination 28 June 1914 the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand of nineteen Serb student Gavrilo Princip, who was a member of a secret organization "Young Bosnia" fighting for the unification of all South Slavic peoples into a single state.

The First World War has spurred the development of new weapons and means of warfare. Were first used tanks, chemical weapons, masks, anti-aircraft and anti-tank guns. Widespread airplanes, machine guns, mortars, submarines, torpedo boats. Sharply increased firepower troops. There are new types of artillery: anti-aircraft, anti-tank, infantry support. Aviation became an independent combat arm, which was divided into reconnaissance, fighter and bomber. Any tank forces, chemical forces, air defense forces, naval aviation. Increased role of engineer troops and reduce the role of the cavalry. Also there was a "trench tactic" of war in order to harass the enemy and the depletion of its economy, working on military orders.

Some photos from the site www.grwar.ru

Prayer before the parade Guards. cavalry in Insterburg 08/23/1914. The assistant at the standard of the Cavalry cornet Bibikov, at the Standard L. Ts. Cavalry Regiment - Regimental Adjutant, Lieutenant Baron Bagge af Boo.
Source:
History L-Guards. Cavalry Regiment 1730-1930. Photos provided Michel Orlov (Lyon, France)






Shtandartny platoon Horse Guards during a parade in Insterburg 23/08/1914. Back-worth flig. adjutant Lieutenant-Rothman. Struve; The assistant: Conducted. Vol. Dmitri Pavlovich and Prince. John K.. Before a standard regiment. Val background and regimental adjutant far. bar. Bagge af Boo.
Source:
History L-Guards. Cavalry Regiment 1730-1930. Photos provided Michel Orlov (Lyon, France)




Mobilization spare. Officers awaiting an audience with the military commander. St. Petersburg.
Source:
The Council of Ministers of the Russian Empire during the First World War. St. Petersburg, 1999.




Gene. Yepanchin (2nd right), captain of the English army Nilsson (4th from right), Chief of Staff of the third arm. Corps gene. V.A.Chagin (1st left). East Prussia, September 1914.
Source:
Yepanchin NA In the service of the Three Emperors. M. 1996




Crossing the river. San. September 1914.
Source:
VA Archive Nikitin officer of the 23rd art. Brigade. Irina Bogdanova provided




August forest. German trenches false: low parapet and poured it put the bricks, producing the impression from afar helmets.
Source:
Provided SW. Bermedichem.



August forest. The bridge blown up by German troops across the river Kamenka, near Lake White.
Source:
Provided SW. Bermedichem.



Austrian banner in Moscow artillery depots. Behind the banner visible commitment of our troops gun. (Photo sht. Cap. Korsakov).
Source:
Provided SW. Bermedichem.



Austrians and Germans in a joint offensive.
Source:
Andy West "First World War", M. 2005



Battery into position.
Source:
Provided SW. Bermedichem.



Russian field artillery battery



In the trenches.



Russian soldiers in the trenches fighting in eastern. Prussia.



This bridge was blown up during the retreat of the Russian army from East Prussia



Galicia. Bivouac at Stradzhe.



Galicia. At rest (Photo sht. Cap. Korsakov).



Galicia. Saldaty storing water in plastic bottles (Photo sht. Cap. Korsakov).



German artillery fires.



German machine gunners during the battle at the Masurian lakes.



A group of Austrian prisoners of war in Kalashnikova pier in Petrograd.



A group of officers of the 8th Siberian Cossack Regiment with regimental priest father AA Rusetsky. "Prasnyshsky front." Kaminets village. 1914.



The movement of our cavalry to attack.



HIH Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and their IV Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana among the staff of the Tsarskoye Selo palace hospital.
Source:
Vlad gave Nikolsky (Novorossiysk).



Gig of the Red Cross, shipped to send in the army duystvuyuschuyu (Photo J. Steinberg).
Source:
Provided SW. Bermedichem.



Volunteers Wildlife Division. Sitting from left to right: Khadzhimurat Kozhakovich Asanov, Hazhiby Zhanibekovich Akkiev. Standing from left to right: Abubekir Zhabeevich Baysultanov, Kёkkёz Ibraevich Gilyastanov, Karay Zhanibekovich Akkiev.
Source:
Vlad gave Nikolsky (Novorossiysk).



HIH Emperor in the army. Interlocutor Emperor gene. Infantry NV Ruza (№1). Between gene Lieutenant NN Yanushkevich (№2).
Source:
Vlad gave Nikolsky (Novorossiysk).



Cossacks 11th Orenburg Cossack Regiment



Russian troops celebrate the capture of Lviv
Source:
Andy West "First World War", M. 2005



Mobilization in St. Petersburg. Admission horses



Russian soldiers were drinking tea during a lull at the front.



His Imperial Majesty Emperor Nicholas Alexandrovich at GHQ leader of the Supreme Commander. On the left hand of His Majesty sitting: Supreme Commander of His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Nicholas, Adjutant General Ruza, Lieutenant General Daniel and His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich. At the right hand of His Majesty sitting: Lieutenant General Yanushkevich and Protopresbyter G.I.Shavelsky.



Transportation injured in tram cars in Moscow.



Russian trenches at the time of the German gas attack near Baranovichi



May 1st 1917 troops



Oath of the Provisional Government



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