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Kilkeel, Co Down: U-boat Sinks Fishing Fleet

The war grew beyond the trenches, to the seas around Britain & the air above

Today’s historical headline: Hundreds of lives are lost on the torpedoed Lusitania    The British ship was suck by a German u-boat, and it was one of the contributing factors to the US’ joining the war on the side of the Allies.

Today’s historical headline: Hundreds of lives are lost on the torpedoed Lusitania The British ship was sunk by a German u-boat, and it was one of the contributing factors to the US’ joining the war on the side of the Allies.

Women In Uniform During The First World War: The Women's Royal Naval Service, Southwick, 1918, A striking portrait of Mrs Gladys Barnes, a WRNS motor boat driver, as she sits at the tiller of her boat, the 'BALMACAAN', with her spaniel dog beside her in Southwick, Sussex. Her right arm is raised to her face, as if in salute, to shield her eyes from the sun, June 1918.

14 Striking Photos Of Women At Work During The First World War The black and white photos show the women wo

Gordon Highlanders march through a poppy strewn field after a World War One centenary ceremony at the Tank Museum

Spectacular display of thousands of ceramic poppies at Tower of London

Royal British Legion at Bovington Tank Festival in Dorset England. A Poppy Bomb to commemorate the fallen troops of the British and commonwealth nations. lest we forget.

Renault fabrique plus de 15 000 moteurs d'avions entre 1914 et 1918. La France était leader dans le domaine aéronautique avant 1914, en construction d'avions comme de moteurs ; ce secteur comptait de nombreuses entreprises. La fabrication de moteurs d'avions depuis 1907 évita la fermeture complète de l'usine Renault à la mobilisation. Sur la durée du conflit, cette activité pour un total de près de 95 000 assemblés en France fin 1918.

Renault fabrique plus de 15 000 moteurs d'avions entre 1914 et 1918. La France était leader dans le domaine aéronautique avant 1914, en construction d'avions comme de moteurs ; ce secteur comptait de nombreuses entreprises. La fabrication de moteurs d'avions depuis 1907 évita la fermeture complète de l'usine Renault à la mobilisation. Sur la durée du conflit, cette activité pour un total de près de 95 000 assemblés en France fin 1918.

Lady navvies pushing loaded wheel barrows in Coventry, 1917

WW1 women at work: In pictures

Credit: Central Press/Getty Images Female construction workers push wheelbarrows loaded with earth, in Coventry, during the first world war.

Charlotte 'Lottie' Meade was a munitions worker during the First World War. She died of TNT poisoning contracted on duty. From the flickr stream of London's Imperial War Museum -- see link for more info. "Her death certificate recorded that she lived in North Kensington in London. It is believed she had at least three great-grandchildren."

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, a portrait of munitions worker Lottie Meade has been added to IWM Centenary’s Faces of the First World War on…

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