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British troops pose for a photo after crossing the St. Quentin Canal, France, 1918.

An unidentified Scottish unit(it has been suggested they are a South African unit) and friends do an improtu war dance with gusto. Equipment suggests a volunteer regiment raised when equipment was getting scarce- cartridge pouches appear to be black leather Slade Wallace.

Sept 1914: Wounded French soldiers returning to Paris with trophies from the battlefields.

Charles Inman Barnard. Paris War Days. (1915) August 13-31, 1914.

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Disabled French soldier

Galeria - I Wojna Światowa - polskieradio.pl

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A German member of a "Trench Attack Squad" poses in steel body armor and two stick grenades. The armor, capable of stopping a pistol round but only superficially helpful against rifle fire, also helped protecting against bayonet and other edged weapons thrusts. The additional weight though fatigued the wearer quickly and defeated any tactical advantage he might have wearing it.

Scottish prisoners, 1916

There were three main types of poisonous gas used in trench warfare: chlorine, phosgene and mustard gas. Although it could kill, chlorine gas was easy to detect. Mustard gas was first used by the Germans in 1917 and it was incredibly effective. Although it wasn't as fatal as phosgene, mustard gas could linger over the battlefields and cause horrific burns. Phosgene however was a lot more powerful and it was difficult to detect - this became the main killing gas of WWI.

Gas - WWI: 10 Telling Images - Stills Galleries - British Pathé

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Wet and muddied, English prisoners of war are assembled in a Belgian courtyard shortly after their arrival from the battlefields near Ypres, sometime around April 1915. The Second Battle of Ypres was fought in the Spring of 1915 and it was during this battle, the Germans used poisonous gas for the first time on the Western Front. Prior to this they had been gassing Russians on the Eastern Front with some success.

German prisoners of war - 1914 On 30 May 1904, Auguste and Louis Lumière made a statement to the Paris Academy of Sciences, describes the process lattice trichrome, which three years later became the Autochrome, the first industrial process color reproduction.

French troops throw rocks at advancing German troops from their hillside trench in the Vosges, 1916. | The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

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US Marine - CPI Photo Photo of a US Marine in the Lorraine, France region with gas mask and bayonet at the ready. WW 1.

Scene in an Advanced Dressing Station WWI. Frank Hurley, Australia

Scene in an Advanced Dressing Station by Frank Hurley

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Artillery at the Somme WWI

Tactics & Weaponry 1796-1918

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28 July 1914: The day WWI started

28 July 1914: The day WWI started

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Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia, King of Croatia, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Galicia and Lodomeria and Grand Duke of Cracow

Franz Joseph by KraljAleksandar on deviantART

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Peacemaker: Queen Victoria, pictured with Kaiser Wilhelm, his mother and Edward VII kept the family united

WW1 Royal family rift revealed in stunning portraits

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One of the last photographs of King Ferdinand, Tsar of Bulgaria. He abdicated his throne to his son, Boris, during WWI.

At the start of WW I, the Russian General Aleksander Samsonov was ordered to lead against the German front. He had never been a frontline commander. When he got to the front he had no idea where the Germans were or what he was supposed to do. The Germans smashed the Russians, and Samsonov, losing all hope for his army, rode off to the front to die in battle. Failing to accomplish even that, he committed suicide.

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Ferdinand of Bulgaria with Austro-Hungarian uniform, 1916.

1910-1920 | Изгубената България - страница 6

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Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, as Sirdar, i.e. British C-in-C of the Egyptian Army.Kitchener won fame in 1898 for winning the Battle of Omdurman and securing control of the Sudan.At the beginning of WW1, as Secretary of War, he organized "Kitchener's Army," the largest volunteer army in modern history.Kitchener was killed in 1916 when the warship taking him to negotiations in Russia was sunk by a German mine.

LORD KITCHENER AS SIRDAR

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Alfred Graf von Schlieffen, mostly called Count Schlieffen (1833 – 1913) was a German field marshal and strategist who served as Chief of the Imperial German General Staff from 1891 to 1906. His name lived on in the 1905 Schlieffen Plan, the strategic plan for victory in a two-front war against the Russian Empire to the east and the French Third Republic to the west. The Schlieffen Plan was unsuccessfully used during WW I. Schlieffen did not live to witness the failure of his plan.