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"We Gave 'em Jutland!" HMS Lion, Beatty's flagship at the Battle of Jutland, WW1.

"We Gave 'em Jutland!" HMS Lion, Beatty's flagship at the Battle of Jutland,

WW1. French soldiers in a trench during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.

1916 -French soldiers in a trench during the Battle of Verdun.

Last survivor re-lives the horrors of Passchendaele

British soldiers with Trench Coat: developed as an alternative to the heavy serge greatcoats worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War

The Battle of Verdunwas fought from 21 February – 18 December 1916 during the First World War on the Western Front between the German and French armies, on hills north of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north-eastern France. The German Fifth Army attacked the defences of the Région Fortifiée de Verdun (RFV) and the Second Army on the right bank of the Meuse, intending rapidly to capture the Côtes de Meuse (Meuse Heights) from which Verdun could be overlooked and bombarded with observed artillery-fire.

German The Battle of Verdunwas, the Germans attacking French positions.

For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines ¿ as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.

Photos show faces of First World War soldiers on the eve of battle

For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind .

German infantryman on the Western Front, 1916.

Deutscher Soldat - Westfront 1916 Schlacht an der Somme

This is the complete frame of one of the most famous stills from the German side in World War II. It is one of several taken (along with newsreel film) on December 18, 1944 near Poteau, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. The men are smoking captured American cigarettes, and they are part of the 1st SS Panzer Division, Kampfgruppe Hansen. The man on the left is holding an FN High Power pistol, and is draped in a 7.92mm MG42 ammunition belt. He has been wrongly identified as Walter…

SS Panzer Division, Kampfgruppe Hansen, December near Poteau, Belgium. The man on the left is holding an FN High Power pistol, and is draped in a ammunition belt. They are smoking captured American cigarettes

U.S. tanks during the Battle of the Bulge (six photos) | World War II Social Place

American tank destroyers wait on the snowy slopes of the Bastogne area on january 1945 in Bastogne, ready to advance toward German lines as soon as the word is given. As they wait General Patton's men slowly forge ahead into the German salient.

Doomed? One of the most iconic images of the war shows soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, 1916. There were 60,000 British casualties that day - almost 20,000 died. The battle continued until mid-November, but no other day produced such appalling losses

Dramatic photographs from WW1 that show the carnage... and courage

Soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, There were British casualties that day - almost died. The battle continued until mid-November, but no other day produced such appalling losses.

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I ( Bloody hell in muddy hell !! ) Trench foot and constant shelling so shell shock and sleep deprivation combined with constant cold was just unimaginable ( worst war EVER ) - then the mustard gas blinds you !!!!

WWI: Wintry scene on the Western Front a young soldier surrounded by icicles, France.

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