Friday 1 July 2016 marked the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, the biggest conflict seen on the Western Front during World War I. Here are some of the most arresting photos from the war. Contains graphic images.
German troops wearing gas masks and throwing hand grenades, 23 Apr || The Most Powerful Images Of World War I. Looking at pictures from the time period can draw questions from the class and is a great learning tool for students to remember information.
WWI: Massed German prisoners of war at a clearing station after the successful Allied offensive near Amiens in Northern France, which began on the August General Ludendorff described it as ‘The Black Day of the German Army’. - Found via Buzzfeed
sergeant, wrapped in his greatcoat against the cold, reading a notice nailed to a tree. It reads: “Kindness to animals. 500 horses lamed weekly by nails dropped on roads and horse lines by cookers carrying firewood with nails left in. Please remove nails.