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Caption: "A lanky GI, with hands clasped behind his head, leads a file of American prisoners marching along a road somewhere on the western front. Germans captured these American soldiers during the surprise enemy drive into Allied positions." Captured German photograph, December 1944

A Soviet soldier writes graffitti over the walls of the Reichstag. Berlin, 1945. Anatoly Morozov

Belt from 14th century, located now in Musee National du Moyen Age, Clunny

A Marine gives some food to a Japanese child on Saipan, 1944.

Some of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The 12th and 13th century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find. An article in the journal Medieval Archaeology by David Caldwell, Mark Hall and Caroline Wilkinson suggests that many of the 93 ivory pieces may have been used in a game called hnefatafl – an ancient Viking board game that pre-dates chess.

1914 A French sergeant and a dog, both wearing gas masks, on their way to the front line.

Vietnam: Helmets, rifles and jungle boots tell a grim tale of the action fought by the 1st Brigade, 101st airborne paratroopers in Operation Wheeler near Chu Lai. This battlefield memorial honors the soldiers killed during the offensive between September 11th and November 25th, 1967.

Swiss personal on patrol during the beginning months of the Great War, 1914