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World War I in Photos: The Western Front, Part I - The Atlantic. On the British front, Christmas Dinner, 1916, in a shell hole beside a grave. (Bibliotheque nationale de France)

World War I in Photos: The Western Front, Part I - The Atlantic. On the British front, Christmas Dinner, in a shell hole beside a grave.

World War I in the trenches.

"Soldiers prepare to lob "potato masher" grenades from their trench during WWI." World War I started in the US did not enter the war until and the war ended in 1919 over the Treater of Versailles.

1914 and World War One: German troops advance cautiously through enemy territory. Note their spike helmets, identifying them as German, ca. 1914-15.

1914 and World War One: German troops advance cautiously through enemy territory. Note their spiked helmets, identifying them as early-war combatants, ca.

Captain Christopher Patrick John O’Kelly after he earned the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele.  GEORGE METCALF ARCHIVAL COLLECTION, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—19930013-631

Captain Christopher Patrick John O’Kelly after he earned the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele

Battle Of The Somme Casualties | ... of World War I landscapes which still bear the signs of war damage

Shell shock: Lochnagar Crater at the Somme as it is today. The picture is part of photographer Michael St Maur Shiel's collection of World War I landscapes which still bear the signs of war damage

One of the few images taken at night during World War I. According to the existing caption it is taken near the Australian lines. The foreground is brightly lit up, with grass and scrub clearly visible. In the background, against a black sky, shell flares criss-cross the sky. (National Library of Scotland)

Artillery at night on the Western Front within the Australian lines, circa 1918