World War I Pictures

A Collection of Historic Pictures From World War I

In this compilation of World War I pictures, you will find historic World War I pictures showing not only soldiers in combat, but also a destroyed bridge, the Zimmermann Telegram, injured soldiers, and some people's reactions to the news of peace.

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Soldiers

Soldier dressed in a World War I uniform.
Leroy P. Gremmer in World War I uniform. (1918). (Picture courtesy the National Archives and Records Administration)

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Soldiers in Combat

Picture of a French 37 gun in position during World War I.
A French "37" in firing position on parapet in second-line trench. (Picture courtesy the National Archives and Records Administration)

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Injured

WWI Soldier receiving first aid in the trenches.
Marine receiving first aid before being sent to hospital in rear of trenches. Toulon Sector, France. (March 22, 1918). (Picture courtesy the National Archives and Records Administration)

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Destruction

Picture of a destroyed bridge during World War I.
Views of headquarters of the 89th Division next to destroyed bridge. (1918). (Picture courtesy the National Archives and Records Administration)

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Preparations

Line of airplanes ready for a raid on German trenches during World War I.
148th American Aero Squadron field. Making preparations for a daylight raid on German trenches and cities. The machines are lined up and the pilots and mechanics test their planes. Petite Sythe, France. (August 6, 1918). (Picture courtesy the National Archives and Records Administration)

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In Writing

Picture of a World War I political cartoon with President Woodrow Wilson.
This cartoon was in response to continued German u-boat attacks at sea in World War I, and features President Woodrow Wilson. (March, 21, 1917). (Picture courtesy the National Archives and Records Administration)
  • Zimmerman Telegram
  • Political Cartoon with Wilson Sitting at a Desk

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Reactions

Picture of a man tarred and feathered during World War I.
John Meintz, punished during World War I. (Circa 1917 - 1918). (Picture courtesy the National Archives and Records Administration)