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Mata Hari dancing Salome. She was a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy who was executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I. The idea of an exotic dancer working as a lethal double agent using her powers of seduction to extract military secrets from her many lovers made Mata Hari an enduring archetype of the femme fatale.

The Menin Road, Ypres c. 1916

This is General ‘Black Jack’ Pershing. As the supreme general of the American Expeditionary Forces during the Great War, he commanded a force of two million men strong. A West Point instructor, Pershing is considered to have been the mentor of some of America’s greatest generals—Patton, Bradley, Eisenhower, and Marshall. During his service he held the highest position in the US Armed forces—General of the Armies—in the history of the United States, surpassing even George Washin

Clara Immerwahr - one of the first women to get her PhD. Killed herself after her husband Fritz Haber, himself a chemical genius unleashed the use of chemical weapons on the world in WWI.

US Army Medical attendant giving water to gassed patients of the 82nd and 89th Divisions. Royaumeix, France.

Base Hospital number 17. Dijon, France. Private 1st Class Lester Fenis painting names of killed soldiers on crosses. 1918.

Transmissions soldiers during a gas attack.

Bringing a blinded comrade into the lines.

Type of German prisoner captured in the new push (1918) Type of German prisoner captured in the new push German prisoner, during World War I. He is wearing a cloth or wool cap and a tunic style jacket. His spectacles, held on by 'ear-bands', reflect the scene in front of him. The closeness of the subject forces one to look at his face and into his eyes. This image is more documentary than most of the official propaganda photographs and seems to provide us with a more honest ....

World War I imperial Russian infantry presenting arms. Poorly trained and equipped, they became canon fodder in the battles with the Germans.

"The opening of the great Battle of the Somme, july 1st, 1916. at 7.20 a. m. This huge mine loaded with 20 tons of aminol which took 7 months to make, was sprung under the german trenches at Beaumont Hamel" The Hawthorn Ridge mine- How I Filmed the War, by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins

Interior of a ward on a British Ambulance Train in France Interior of an ambulance-train ward, France, during World War I. This image is very striking due to the lighting and the tunnel effect of the train carriage, which is emphasised by the parallel lines of the wooden panelling on the roof. Two nurses are busy tending the wounded while two officers survey the scene from the top of the carriage. Ambulance trains were used in the main to transport large groups of soldiers to the French...