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The famous image of the stretcher bearer at the Battle of the Somme and (inset) Frederick Darkes, who his family believe may be the same man

The Somme: Royal Warwicks gave all but few came out alive

It was the worst battle of WWI and left more than a million dead or wounded. In the first of two special reports on The Somme, Carl Chinn looks at the role of the Fighting Warwicks

WW1, July 30, 1916 - “Guillemont, Somme: All that remains of the village at the end of the war.” Four battalions of the Liverpool Pals attacked Guillemont on July 30, but their attack did not go well from the beginning. A dense fog meant the artillery bombardment was valueless. Most of the German soldiers left their trenches and hid in No Man's Land, unseen. When the attackers went forward, machine gun bullets came streaming through the fog into their ranks.

July 1916 - The Somme: Liverpool Pals Attack Guillemont Pictured - “All that remains of the village at the end of the war.

The badge of the Royal Scots Fusiliers

The badge of the Royal Scots Fusiliers

Rusmea : 100 anos atrás - a primeira guerra mundial em fotos

One hundred years ago, in the summer of a series of events set off an unprecedented global conflict that ultimately claimed the lives of more than 16 million people, dramatically redrew the maps of Europe, and set the stage for the Century.

De Slag om Verdun duurde van 21 februari 1916 tot 20 december 1916, Het was een van de bloedigste veldslagen van de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Nog steeds staat deze slag symbool voor zinloze slachtingen van mensenlevens. Verdun heeft altijd al een symbolische betekenis gehad voor de Franse bevolking.

1916 - French reinforcements going to Verdun. Half of them will never make it back.

Detailed disposition of units on British lines opposite Montauban July 1916

The capture and defence of Montauban, 1 – 13 July 1916

Cement House Cemetery, Langemark.

Cement House Cemetery, Langemark.

Memories: The land is still pockmarked with the trenches and craters left behind after the fierce fighting

The dark secrets of the French forest blocked off 100 years after WW1

Memories: The land is still pockmarked with the trenches and craters left behind after the fierce fighting >>> poison from unexploded arsenic bombs lingers

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The men from Winchmore Hill who died in the War This page was researched and written by Stephen Palmer and Eric Miles There are 18 names inscribed at the entrance to the Winchmore Hill Memo…

Examples of Propaganda from WW1 | French WW1 Propaganda Posters Page 4

The Last Days of Mankind: 'When the war is over we shall make it our business to let you know what is "Made in Germany" '. An approach to peace that worked out well.

Rows and rows of graves honour the tens of thousands of British and South African forces who died in the Somme and have no known grave

100 years later, scarred landscape from Battle of the Somme

In this photo taken on Friday, 10 June 2016 by a drone camera, the World War I…

British troops cross the St. Quentin Canal, during the battle with the same name, France, 1918.

“British troops cross the St. Quentin Canal, during the battle with the same name, France, ”

German soldiers relax in their trenches

Somme: 100 years on, the epic battle as you've never seen it before

Yet it’s taken 100 years to get an insight as vivid as this – from a brilliant new book and astonishing photographs taken by soldiers’ illicit cameras.

Battle of the Somme anniversary: Story of 'heroic' Private Nelson Griffin who…

Battle of the Somme anniversary: Story of 'heroic' Private Nelson Griffin who…

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