The Most Powerful Images Of World War I
Friday 1 July 2016 marked the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, the biggest conflict seen on the Western Front during World War I. Here are some of the most arresting photos from the war. Contains graphic images.
The 'Pompeii' of the Western Front: Archaeologists find the bodies of 21 tragic World War One German soldiers in perfectly preserved trenches where they were buried alive by an Allied shell
The men were part of a larger group of 34 who were killed when a huge Allied shell exploded above the tunnel in the Alsace region of eastern France in 1918, causing it to cave in.
Breuguet 14 WWI Metal Bomber Considered by many as one of the technologically best aircraft of the First World War, the Breguet 14 was a French two-seat bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. Introduced in 1917, it was one of the first mass-produced warplanes to use large amounts of metal in its structure, rather than wood.
First World War (WWI) Planes
The Great War Flying Museum is a WWI museum preserving the history of flying aces like the Red Baron (von Richthofen), Rickenbacker, Bishop, Guynemer, Mannock, Ball, etc., who flew airplanes with names like Spad, Fokker, Albatros, Nieuport, and Sopwith Camel.