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WWI; That first cup of coffee.  Distribution of coffee to the poilus coming back from the frontline in Belleville, Meuse, France - Circa 1917 - Gallica

That first cup of coffee Distribution of coffee to the poilus coming back from the frontline in Belleville, Meuse, France - Circa 1917 - Gallica

Harry Truman-Army-1905-11,1917-19,1920-53, Major, Colonel-Reserve, WW1-Western Front (33rd US President)

Harry S Truman - Guard - - The Great - Western Front, 1920 - Major, Colonel - Reserve, United States President - survived assassination attempt

Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War

For Canadian infantry, their first engagement against the German Army came during the attack near Ypres called 'The Second Battle of Ypres', where the Germans first used poison gas on the Western Front.

One of the very few sites where original trenches dating from 1914-1918 have been preserved at the Hill 62 Sanctuary Wood museum, Ypres Salient, Belgium

One of the very few sites where original trenches dating from have been preserved at the Hill 62 Sanctuary Wood museum, Ypres Salient, Belgium.

WW1, Western Front, French flooded trench.

A muddy trench with telephone wires hanging everywhere.

For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines ¿ as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.

Photos show faces of First World War soldiers on the eve of battle

For much of the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.

WWI, 30 July 1917; British soldier sitting in the shell-hole in a gasometer at Nieuport. Cropped. © IWM (Q 2642)

WWI, 30 July British soldier sitting in the shell-hole in a gasometer at Nieuport.

WW1, Western Front. 20 July 1916, The Sun ( Sydney) . "Heavy Fighting at Longueval and Delville Wood is still going on."

20 July The Sun ( Sydney) . "Heavy Fighting at Longueval and Delville Wood is still going on.

French soldiers buy newspapers in Rexpoede on 6 September...

Colour photographs capture the daily lives of French soldiers in WW1

Captured in Color – 28 rare and incredible photographs show how soldiers lived in World War I.

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