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London home damaged by World War I German zeppelin raids. (Credit: Getty Images)

London’s World War I Zeppelin Terror

U.S. Soldier says goodbye to his girl before leaving for war 1917 WWI

Celebration on Wall Street upon the news of Germany’s surrender in World War I. November 1918 (W.L. Drummond)

World War I in the trenches.

1918 World War I British Death Telegram.

British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914

“Don’t Forget the Salvation Army (My Doughnut Girl)” ~ WWI era sheet music cover.

June 28th 1914 - Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to Austria-Hungary's throne and his wife, Sophie, are assassinated by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, while the couple were visiting Sarajevo.

A Canadian soldier picks lice from the seams of his shirt, 1918.

Soldier playing the violin on a tank. WWI

Once Upon a Time in War

French women working in ammunition factories, 1917.

WWI. British troops advance in the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

Munitions Girl Britain, WWI

A soldier in a trench during the First World War writes letters home, 1914.

The Thinker - On the Butte of Warlencourt by Irish painter Sir William Orpen (1878 - 1931)

French Soldier and his dog wearing gas masks

British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914

Sacrifice: The Privilege of Free Men

Salvation Army Donut Lassies served troops in the trenches during WWI

Robert Graves, c. 1914, age 19. Reported dead at the Somme, Graves was one of the few of his generation to survive the war. He became a translator, poet, and novelist, and was the author of I, Claudius. Graves died at the age of 90 in 1985, a model Daguerreotype boyfriend if there ever was one.

Germany. Kaiser Wilhelm II, ruler of Imperial Germany beginning in 1888. Oldest grandson of England's Queen Victoria, the Kaiser was a cousin to both King George V of England and Czar Nicholas II of Russia. As Germany's leader, Kaiser Wilhelm was obsessed with maintaining his popularity, and was therefore somewhat erratic in his decision making--torn between the advice of his ministers, his desire to be popular, and his fear of appearing weak-willed.

Public Domain Vintage Christmas Images Pic 1

What we call "Veterans Day" today was originally "Armistice Day," marking the day WWI ended. In this photo, Americans celebrate news of German surrender on Wall Street, November 1918.