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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 officer outside his digs in a well established trench system. Some were so well built that they had electric and water pipes. Rumours even indicate officers having captured pianos in their dug-outs.

WW1 - 1916.  A fantastic photo of Allied troops going over the top, the photo really gives the viewer a feeling of how vulnerable troops were at all angles and how hectic the fighting was.

- A fantastic photo of Allied troops going over the top, the photo really gives the viewer a feeling of how vulnerable troops were at all angles and how hectic the fighting was.

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

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Lucky Strike, 'It's toasted'

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I. A strongman in the French army lifting a cannon overhead along with three of his comrades astride it, 1917

35 years after the fall: The Vietnam War in pictures- slideshow - slide - 16 - NBCNews.com

35 years after the fall: The Vietnam War in pictures

A soldier of the US Seventh Marines carrying a little puppy in his pocket after rescuing it during an operation southwest of Da Nang in Vietnam, January 1968 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

A Marine trebuchet array on Iwo Jima, Feb 1945.

Regimental Command Post, Iwo Jima, 1945 Photo caption: Iwo Jima, February Cozy Spot: View of a Regimental command post in a sandbagged position near the front lines at Iwo Jima.

WWI, 1917, Messines; Souvenir hunting German officers

WWI, 1917, Messines; Souvenir hunting German officers

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