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BATTLE SOMME JULY-NOVEMBER 1916 (Q 796)

British troops from Middlesex and Lancashire opposite Beaumont Hamel. September 1916 marked the halfway point of the war. Although the Central Powers still had the upper hand on many fronts, there were signs that the tide was turning. “The Huns are.

WW1,Somme 15 Sept 1916; Hauling an 18-pounder gun of the Royal Field Artillery…

Q Hauling an gun of the Royal Field Artillery into a new position near Delville Wood September

BATTLE SOMME JULY-NOVEMBER 1916 (Q 53169)

Q Dug-outs and ammunition dumps in Arrow Head Copse position. Trones Wood in background.

BATTLE SOMME JULY-NOVEMBER 1916 (Q 53163)

BATTLE SOMME JULY-NOVEMBER 1916 (Q 53163)

BATTLE SOMME JULY-NOVEMBER 1916 (Q 65442)

The mangled corpses of German soldiers litter a shell hole on the Somme battlefield - Summer

THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME, JULY-NOVEMBER 1916

A smiling artilleryman with the post for his battery, near Aveluy on the Somme, September © IWM (Q

After her son was killed in action in World War I, an American mother received a note detailing his brave service—from the German soldier who'd ordered his death.

In four years after her American son was killed in action in World War I, Sallie Maxwell Bennett received a letter from Emil Merkelbach, a German officer who had fought against her son in the battle that ended his life.

BATTLE SOMME JULY-NOVEMBER 1916 (Q 1225)

Q The ruined village of Longueval September

2nd Australian Division on the way to take part in the Battle of Pozieres, 16 July 1916

Australian Division on the way to take part in the Battle of Pozieres, 16 July 1916

WWI, Nov 1916, Somme; Troops of the 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers( 37th Division) marching to the trenches, St Pol (Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise). ©IWM

© IWM (Q Troops of the Battalion, Royal Fusiliers Division) marching to the trenches, toward the end of the Somme Battle, St Pol (Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise), November

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 243rd installment in the series.

Battle of Bazentin Ridge

Sunken road, just behind the Somme frontline. British Highlanders with a bagpipe player, returning from the battle.

24 April 1915 - 2nd Battle of Ypres. The Germans release a 2nd attack of chlorine gas, this time against the Cdn lines. ILLUSTRATION: There are no photos of the 2nd Battle of Ypres. The Canadians would not yet hire an official photographer for another year. And the British Army had confiscated all cameras in early 1915. We are left to the newspaper illustrations of the day. This one, called "Men Under Gas" from the Times History of the War Illustrated, 1915.

24 April 1915 - Battle of Ypres. The Germans release a attack of…

Hund mit Stahlhelm, Fernglas und Flakgeschütz 1945 [Dog with stahlhelm, binoculars and anti-aircraft gun]

A rare light hearted view of war. A German Flak crew photo of their regimental mascot sitting by a FlaK Flugzeugabwehrkanone (aircraft-defense cannon) (Colourised by Royston Leonard UK)

WW I: British soldiers resting in sleeping shelters in a trench. Contalmaison. Battle of the Somme,September 1916.This type of "accommodation" left a lot to be desired, Sleep deprivation was one of the most serious side effects of trench warfare.

Guerra e Luoghi British soldiers resting in sleeping shelters in a trench. Battle of the Somme,September type of "accommodation" left a lot to be desired, Sleep deprivation was one of the most serious side effects of trench warfare.

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