World War One

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WWI, 30 July 1917; British soldier sitting in the shell-hole in a gasometer at Nieuport. Cropped. © IWM (Q 2642)

THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

WWI, 30 July 1917; British soldier sitting in the shell-hole in a gasometer at Nieuport. Cropped. © IWM (Q 2642)

Memorial: After decades of peace, the forest is a lasting reminder of the damage the First World War did - to lives lost and the landscape

The dark secrets of the French forest blocked off 100 years after WW1

The Battle of Verdun, which claimed more than 300,000 lives over the course of 10 months, has left behind a lasting scar across the landscape where the battle once raged.

(1918) American soldiers paying tribute to all the horses that lost their life in World War I.

(1918) American soldiers paying tribute to all the horses that lost their life in World War I.

Share the laughter and kill boredom!

1916. A young soldier from the Suffolk Regiment of the British Army marrying his sweetheart, before leaving to fight in France.

Regiment 1916 Pictures and Photos

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WWI, 21 July 1917, Fampoux ; Soldier of the 9th Division using two salvaged sewing machines as a writing desk. Cropped. ©IWM Q 5700

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WWI, 21 July 1917, Fampoux ; Soldier of the 9th Division using two salvaged sewing machines as a writing desk. Cropped. ©IWM Q 5700

Red Cross WW1 poster

RED CROSS NURSE, An Original WW1 Propaganda Poster - Original Vintage Movie Posters

RED CROSS NURSE, ~1918 Artist Unknown. Original WW1 Poster. This poster depicting a stoic nurse typifies the recruitment campaign for new nurses and funding during the first world war. ” The red cross nurse carries our soldiers out of sickness, out of darkness back to the light of good health….Help the red cross”. The poster …

Sugar rations, WWI - America

Where will you get sugar?

Sugar rations, WWI - America

An artilleryman with the post for his battery; near Aveluy, September 1916

Letters from hell soaked in blood and tears

The letters that you are about to read are some of the most moving and dramatic accounts of the conflict you'll ever come across.

Anti-aircraft gun, WW1

I died in hell – They called it Passchendaele

In 1914, gunners began pointing their weapons toward the sky

This WWI recruitment poster from 1915 shows soldiers firing from a trench, and a vignette of players on a soccer pitch. It reads: 'Young men of Britain! The Germans said you were not in earnest. Extra

Join the Football Battalion

This WWI recruitment poster from 1915 shows soldiers firing from a trench, and a vignette of players on a soccer pitch. It reads: 'Young men of Britain! The Germans said you were not in earnest. Extract from Frankfurter Zeitung: 'The young Britons prefer to exercise their long limbs on the football ground, rather than to expose them to any sort of risk in the service of their country.' 'We knew you'd come - and give them the lie!' Play the greater game and join the football battalion.'

WWI, 27 June 1917; Canteen counter of the 17th Division erected in hole in wall of building made by shell. Blangy-sur-Ternoise. ©IWM Q 5531

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Canteen counter of the 17th Division erected in hole in wall of building made by shell. Blangy-sur-Ternoise, 27 June 1917.

Group portrait of seven unidentified soldiers with a British male Mark IV tank, temporarily out of action, near Westhoek Ridge. In September 1917 Australian troops were engaged in the battles of Menin Road and Polygon Wood in the vicinity of Ypres. (From the collection of 704 Driver Ernest Charles Barnes who served with the 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 21st Howitzer Brigade and 2nd Field Artillery Brigade.).Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Menin Road Area, Westhoek, September 1917..

Group portrait of seven unidentified soldiers with a British male Mark IV tank, temporarily out ...

Group portrait of seven unidentified soldiers with a British male Mark IV tank, temporarily out of action, near Westhoek Ridge. In September 1917 Australian troops were engaged in the battles of ...