Highway to hell: Soldiers gingerly make their way across a path made of wooden duckboards in Chateau Wood near Ypres, Flanders, during the battle of Passchendaele in Shelling has reduced the wood's trees to gaunt skeletons.
World War I soldiers in trenches during write letters home. Life in the trenches was summed up by the phrase which later became well-known: "Months of boredom punctuated by moments of extreme terror." (Netherlands Nationaal Archief) in Atlantic Monthly
World War I in Photos: The Western Front, Part II, and Armistice
An undated archive picture shows German soldiers (rear) offering to surrender to French troops, seen from a listening post in a trench at Massiges, northeastern France. (Photo by Collection Odette Carrez/Reuters)
Two British soldiers stand in a wrecked German trench at Ginchy, France. The trench appear to run between two rows of trees, which have been devastated by shellfire. Both soldiers are wearing steel helmets.