WWI African American soldiers, c. 1916-1917. Probably the 'Harlem Hellfighters'. ~ I've never understood why black soldiers fought in the First World War but were relegated to a minor role in World War Two. They served in WWII but mostly as support and artillery not front line or paratroops.
Black German Soldier in WW1 A group of articles describing numerous contributions by black American, French colonial, Scottish, British, African, and Asian soldiers in military service around the world.
Col. Charles Young was the third African-American to graduate from West Point, the first to attain the rank of colonel, and he was the highest-ranking black officer in the military at the time of his death in 1922. Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/11/14/1523362/merlene-davis-col-charles-young.html#ixzz1bTbffPax
A shell shocked soldier in the trenches during World War One. "I don't know why, but I find this image strangely beautiful. Grievous, but beautiful. I am not sure of the photographer of this piece or the name of the soldier in the photo. I do know that it is the cover image of the book "Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain, 1914-30," written by Fiona Reid. If anyone knows the photographer's name, I would appreciate it very much."~Sethaka.