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Most of us are fairly well versed on many of the facts of Word War I, but there are some that are so quirky that they have failed entirely to make the schoolbooks. In honour of the Great War’s centenary, here are the top ten little known facts about World War I that might just come as a surprise to you.

13 FACTOID- women who worked with TNT had their skin turn yellow (suffered from toxic jaundice)

German soldier on sentry duty in a well-constructed trench on the Somme battlefield, 1916.

German soldier on sentry duty in a well-constructed trench on the Somme battlefield, 1916

Sergeant Warren H. "Skip" Muck (January 31, 1922 – January 10, 1945) was a non-commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Muck was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by Richard Speight, Jr.  Muck and his friend Alex Penkala were killed from a direct hit in their foxhole from German artillery just outside the Belgian town of Foy.

The real life Warren "Skip" Muck. He was portrayed by Richard Speight Jr. in Band of Brothers. He was killed in action in Bastogne in

This is why I say history is so important to know. To appreciate what we have, we have to know where we've been.

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WW1 Photographs from the war photographer Hermann Rex, in a German photo book ( 1926)

Photographs from the war photographer Hermann Rex, in a German photo book (… Photographies du photographe de guerre Hermann Rex, dans un livre photo allemand (.

An East German soldier ignores orders to let no one pass and helps a boy, who was found on the opposite side from his family, cross the newl...

An East German soldier ignores orders to let no one pass and helps a boy, who was found on the opposite side from his family, cross the newly formed 'Berlin Wall'- 1961

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

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British Mark IV (Tadpole) tank - A Mark IV with an extended 'Tadpole' tail designed to increase it's trench-crossing ability.

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