Before disaster struck: Women workers stack live shells destined for the trenches at the huge munitions factory at Chilwell in Nottinghamshire in 1917. A few months later, on 1 July, 1918, 250 workers were killed when eight tons of TNT explosive at the factory blew up. Only 32 bodies could be positively identified. WWI
Christmas in the Trenches, 1914: in the midst of one of the most vile wars ever to occur, there is a Christmas Day to treasure. The Germans seemed to make the first move, delivering a chocolate cake to the British line on the evening of December 24th, accompanied by a note proposing a ceasefire so that the Germans could have a concert. The British accepted the proposal and offered tobacco as their present to the Germans.
Up and at 'em! British soldiers go into action, but the man in the foreground has fallen before even leaving the trench. Note the reinforced concrete bunkers in the background which have already suffered heavy artillery pounding
See many images of women's war work in the UK and the US at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/women-at-war-homefront/ and https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/wartime-food-cooking-rationing-victory-gardens/ and https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/women-at-war-nurses/
In Flanders Fields by kruijffjes: In Flanders Fields is one of the most famous poems about World War I and was written by Canadien Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a poet, physician, author, artist and soldier on May 3, 1915. #John_McCrae #Flanders_Field