This year, 2014, is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI. To commemorate this momentous event in human history, I’m posting some photos from the wartime scrapbook of Dr. Glenn H. Reams, my maternal grandfather. Dr. Reams volunteered to join the Army Medical Corps shortly after graduation from Medical School at Vanderbilt. He served in or near the front lines in France from 1916 until the Armistice on November 11, 1918. Grandfather moved to the Toledo, Ohio area after the war, and was a widely respected surgeon there for many years, retiring to Florida in the early 1960’s. Dr. Reams was an avid photographer all of his life and had a camera with him during the war. He took many photographs of his own and copied photos from various bulletin boards he saw, the source of many of the battlefield photos to follow. It amazes me to think that some of the formerly beautiful places shown in this album were total losses when these photos were taken, and many of the remaining buildings were undoubtedly destroyed not even 30 years later in WWII. Some of these photos are quite graphic so weaker constitutions beware!