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The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

French troops throw rocks at advancing German troops from their hillside trench in the Vosges, 1916. | The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

German troops wearing gas masks and throwing hand grenades, 23 Apr 1916. || The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

Croatian soldier fighting with the Germans under the banner of the Croatian Division. He carries a M-36 machine gun and plenty of spare ammunition. Note the "potato masher" grenade stuck under his belt.

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

Friday 1 July 2016 marks 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.

These are Buchenwald concentration camp guards who received a beating from the prisoners when the camp was liberated by the Americans, 1945.