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An American soldier dressed for a gas attack during World War I circa 1916.

An American soldier dressed for a gas attack during World War I circa 1916.

American Army chaplain helps a young German prisoner-of-war  As Germany in 1918 ran out of cannon fodder, they had to commit very young soldiers to battle.

American Army chaplain helps a young German prisoner-of-war As Germany in 1918 ran out of cannon fodder, they had to commit very young soldiers to battle.

The most amazing thing about this picture of a wounded cuirassier, being stripped of his armour while his sword and horse are tended in the background, is that it was taken in World War I. This is what warfare still looked like in the brief months before the trenches were dug.

The most amazing thing about this picture of a wounded cuirassier, being stripped of his armour while his sword and horse are tended in the background, is that it was taken in World War I. This is what warfare still looked like in the brief months before the trenches were dug.

This picture could be used as an artifact for the students to study and make some observations about like we did in class. -Jay Bazylewicz

This picture could be used as an artifact for the students to study and make some observations about like we did in class. -Jay Bazylewicz

There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America. - Otto von Bismarck

There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America. - Otto von Bismarck

French soldiers retrieving bodies of their comrades fallen at Les Eparges, 1915. The offensive started in mid February and soldiers didnt have proper winter clothing. Most of soldiers had to rely on their family to receive gloves, scarves and socks. The army only distributed sheep skins making soldiers look like cavemen as you can see here.

French soldiers retrieving bodies of their comrades fallen at Les Eparges, 1915. The offensive started in mid February and soldiers didnt have proper winter clothing. Most of soldiers had to rely on their family to receive gloves, scarves and socks. The army only distributed sheep skins making soldiers look like cavemen as you can see here.

World War I German Shock Troops, circa 1917. CSU Archives/Courtesy Everett Collection

World War I German Shock Troops, Circa

World War I German Shock Troops, circa 1917. CSU Archives/Courtesy Everett Collection

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