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Officers in training: pupils at Eton College on parade as they prepare for military service in WW1. Photo: Stapleton Collection/Bridgeman Art Library.

Officers in training: pupils at Eton College on parade as they prepare for military service in WW1. Photo: Stapleton Collection/Bridgeman Art Library.

Verdun, 1916 Photo of a soldier’s hand left on the battlefield after the battle of Verdun in WWI. It is a horrific photo, not because of any gore and violence being seen. The hand is what is left from the violence that has occurred and leaves, in the viewers mind, the images of all the violence that must occurred before this image was captured.

Verdun, 1916 Photo of a soldier’s hand left on the battlefield after the battle of Verdun in WWI. It is a horrific photo, not because of any gore and violence being seen. The hand is what is left from the violence that has occurred and leaves, in the viewers mind, the images of all the violence that must occurred before this image was captured.

French soldiers, one of them a stretcher bearer, on the move. French soldiers carrying rations for their unit. Photographs taken in one of the battles of 1918, probably during the German Spring Offensive.

French soldiers, one of them a stretcher bearer, on the move. French soldiers carrying rations for their unit. Photographs taken in one of the battles of 1918, probably during the German Spring Offensive.

Mitrailleuses russes dans les Carpates [chevaux montant une pente avec mitrailleuses sur le dos].

Mitrailleuses russes dans les Carpates [chevaux montant une pente avec mitrailleuses sur le dos].

July 2, 1916 - Verdun - Ambulance driver’s diary.  “I had been running all night from Tavannes and the Cabaret. The Germans made an attack near Vaux and our “tir de barrage” stopped it. We drove past some one hundred guns,“75’s” and “105’s” whose muzzles project over the road, and when they fire as we pass, the noise is enough to break the ear drums. The 'tir de barrage' is alone worth crossing the ocean to see. A solid line of flame several kms long"  - W Y Stevenson: At the Front in a…

July 2, 1916 - Verdun - Ambulance driver’s diary. “I had been running all night from Tavannes and the Cabaret. The Germans made an attack near Vaux and our “tir de barrage” stopped it. We drove past some one hundred guns,“75’s” and “105’s” whose muzzles project over the road, and when they fire as we pass, the noise is enough to break the ear drums. The 'tir de barrage' is alone worth crossing the ocean to see. A solid line of flame several kms long" - W Y Stevenson: At the Front in a…

Rugby team, Goldsmiths' College, London, circa 1910.

Rugby team, Goldsmiths' College, London, circa 1910.

World War I German artillery shell transport rail cart.

World War I German artillery shell transport rail cart.

WWI: Austrian soldiers hanging villagers in Serbia

WWI: Austrian soldiers hanging villagers in Serbia

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