kottke.org posts about WWI

The scars of warMay 27 2014

Speaking of WWI, the landscape of the Western Front in Europe still shows the scars from the war 100 years on.

WWI trenches today

Aerial warfare in WWIMay 27 2014

The latest installment of the In Focus series on WWI is Aerial Warfare.

WWI aerial warfare

Great series so far, really enjoying it. Start from the beginning if you haven't seen it yet.

Caricature map of Europe, 1914Nov 20 2009

Keith Thompson Map

Britain is an militaristic lion with a Roman Imperial italic-type helmet. It sits upon a mound of riches gathered from its Empire.

Drawn by Keith Thompson...prints are available if you like. (thx, zoe)

Thompson's maps may have been influenced by this 1870 map of Europe. (thx, mark)

Like a shotgun full of snowAug 13 2009

Avalanches were used as weapons in World War I.

Some unknown person got the idea that avalanches could make a highly effective weapon. The avalanche war had begun. Avalanches could be started and even directed by just bombing a mountain. History has not yet calculated the exact number of deaths. Deaths have been estimated as high as 40,000 on each fighting side.

Scans of an issue of a magazineNov 06 2006

Scans of an issue of a magazine produced by inmates of a German POW camp during WWI. (via bb)

Dazzle shipsApr 25 2006

Some photos and sketches of WWI ships painted with "Razzle Dazzle" camouflage. "The primary goal of dazzle painting [which took visual cues from cubism] was to confuse the U-boat commander who was trying to observe the course and speed of his target." (via cf)

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