A mule team, hauling a U.S. ammunition wagon, is holding up the advance of a mixed animal and motor column, east of St. Mihiel, France, 13 September 1918. In many ways World War I resembled all past wars. Cavalry horses and pack animals were used in large numbers. For perspective, during the war, Great Britain shipped 5,253,538 tons of ammunition to France. But the greatest single item shipped was 5,438,602 tons of oats and hay, augmented by local forage.
WPrivate Walter William Flanders (Regt. Nº.2426) E Company 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment. alter and three other men were killed in action when their trench took a direct hit, burying an entire section near Shrewsbury Forest, Zillebeke, Belgium on 19th November 1914. Walter had only arrived on the Western Front on 5th November and had been in the front lines for less than 48 hours. He was 19 years old. He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.
Allied troops coming out of the trenches on the Guillemont -Montauban road, Somme. 27 November 1916. 19 November 1916 Offensives ceased and the troops dug in. With winter closing in, the fighting was now suspended. Haig deemed the soldiers had done enough and resolved to resume the offensive in February.