Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War

Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War

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Wild plants take over in a ruined village church at the front, WW1, Battle of the Somme,1916.

Wild plants take over in a ruined village church at the front, WW1, Battle of the Somme,1916.

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The lack of soldiers in this photo could imply that the survivors of a charge are returning to their trench after going "over the top."

The lack of soldiers in this photo could imply that the survivors of a charge are returning to their trench after going "over the top."

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1914/1918 main Battle Fronts. Timeline = 4th. Aug. 1914: Britain declares war on Germany 23rd. Aug. 1914: Germany invades France. 26th. Aug. 1914: Russian army defeated at Tannenburg & Masurian Lakes 6th. Sept. 1914: Battle of the Marne begins. 18th.Oct. 1914: 1st Battle of Ypres. 29th. Oct. 1914: Turkey enters war on Germany’s side. Trench warfare starts to dominate the Western Front.

1914/1918 main Battle Fronts. Timeline = 4th. Aug. 1914: Britain declares war on Germany 23rd. Aug. 1914: Germany invades France. 26th. Aug. 1914: Russian army defeated at Tannenburg & Masurian Lakes 6th. Sept. 1914: Battle of the Marne begins. 18th.Oct. 1914: 1st Battle of Ypres. 29th. Oct. 1914: Turkey enters war on Germany’s side. Trench warfare starts to dominate the Western Front.

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One of the most destructive events of the First World War, the Battle of the Somme was a 142-day campaign including a series of smaller…

One of the most destructive events of the First World War, the Battle of the Somme was a 142-day campaign including a series of smaller…

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July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. - prisonersofeternity.co.uk

July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. - prisonersofeternity.co.uk

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#Infographic of #WorldWar I #WW1. The Great War. Decisive battles of the war. Military-research.co.uk - http://www.military-research.co.uk/great-war-overview/

#Infographic of #WorldWar I #WW1. The Great War. Decisive battles of the war. Military-research.co.uk - http://www.military-research.co.uk/great-war-overview/

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WW1, Battle of the Somme. ANZACs: View of field kitchens. ©IWM | First World War Poetry Digital Archive

WW1, Battle of the Somme. ANZACs: View of field kitchens. ©IWM | First World War Poetry Digital Archive

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