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FORETASTE OF THE FUTURE    Of all the forms of gas used in the Great War, that which had the least disastrous consequences was "tear gas." Its effect was to inflict temporary blindness on those who came in contact with it. This pathetic row of figures show men temporarily blinded in that way on the Western Front in April, 1918. Affecting as this scene is, the results of the deadly gases of today would be infinitely worse.

men temporarily blinded by tear gas on the Western Front in April, 1918

First World War: A rare print of female soldiers of the all women Battalion of Death that fought on the side of the White Russians against the Bolsheviks during the civil war that followed the October revolution.

First World War: A rare print of female soldiers of the all women Battalion of…

Polish nurses WW1

Group of Polish nurses who were recruited through the efforts of the president of the Polish White Cross, Madame Helena Paderewski.

Two German soldiers dressing their wounds at the make shift aid stantion at Zillebeke, during the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge/20 September 1917

Two German soldiers dressing their wounds at the make shift aid stantion at Zillebeke, during the Battle of the Menin Road September 1917

Grapevines transformed

Image 3 of 10 from gallery of Trenches, Benches, and Trees on Towers: New Exhibit Delves Into our Relationship with WOOD. Famous Colour Photographer Hans Hilderbrand's Photo Of The Wooden Trenches During WWI. Image Courtesy of Hans Hildenbrand

Margie Stewart went from being a student at Indiana University to becoming one of the most famous pin-up girls of World War II.  A small-town girl from Indiana became a department store model, a Hollywood actress and the U.S. Army’s only official pin-up girl—all in just a few years.  World War II Pin-up girl Margie Stewart visiting troops in Reims, France in June 1945

Margie Stewart visiting troops in Reims, France in June A small-town girl from Indiana, Margie became a department store model, a Hollywood actress and the U. Army’s only official pin-up girl in just a few years

Tower of London Poppies

Each one of these poppies represents one British military fatality in WWI created by artist Paul Cummins

German soldiers from 27th Infantry Regiment are seen wearing early versions of gas masks on the Western Front in 1915, the year poison gases were first employed in warfare.

Men of the Infantry Regiment of the German Empire wearing early versions of gas masks on the Western Front in the first year chemical warfare was used.

SGT. STUBBY  Sergeant Stubby, who lived from 1916–1927, was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. Stubby served with the 102nd Infantry, 26th (Yankee) Division in the trenches in France   for 18 months and participated in four offensives and 17 battles. The dog became a lifetime member of the American Legion and later became Georgetown University's mascot. In 1921, Stubby was awarded a gold hero dog's medal that was commissioned…

Meet America’s first war dog, a stray Pit Bull/Terrier mix, named Stubby. He became Sgt. Stubby, was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.

French officers of the 370th Infantry Regiment pose in the ruins after a German attack at the Chemin des Dames near Reims in 1917. They have a bicycle and the flag of the 370th Infantry Regiment. The region was one of the worst battle grounds on the Western Front during World War I.

Rare Color Photographs from the Trenches of World War I

French officers of the Infantry Regiment pose in the ruins after a German attack at the Chemin des Dames near Reims in They have a bicycle and the flag of the Infantry Regiment. The region was one of the worst battle grounds on the.

WW1 ditched Male tank

There were many new types of technology in WWI some being tanks (as you can see in the picture one has fallen into a trench) also gas mask bc of the knowledge of poisonous gases. Bombs and machine guns.

Observation Balloon over Ypres on the Western Front in Belgium During World War I in 1917

Observation Balloon over Ypres on the Western Front in Belgium During World War I in 1917

World War I, The Western, Hurley, Civilization, Balloon, Ruins, Count, Traveling, War

They Called it Passchendaele: The Story of the Battle of Ypres and of the Men Who Fought in it by Lyn MacDonald, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0140165096/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_wtw.qb002K15J

They Called it Passchendaele: The Story of the Battle of Ypres and of the Men Who Fought in it

Private Peaceful, Michael Morpurgo. The king of children's literature. The breakdown of a fraternal relationship set amidst the backdrop of World War 1 and the horrors of the trenches.

The king of childrens literature. The breakdown of a fraternal relationship set amidst the backdrop of World War 1 and the horrors of the trenches. books-i-teach

Aftermath. An artificial limb workshop."The Faces of World War I: The Tragedy of the Great War in Words and Pictures". Max Arthur. (Book)

An artificial limb workshop."The Faces of World War I: The Tragedy of the Great War in Words and Pictures".

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