Doomed: Not a single soldier from this Irish Guards machine-gun team, pictured in 1914, survived the horrific slaughter on the battlefield

Doomed: Not a single soldier from this Irish Guards machine-gun team, pictured in 1914, survived the horrific slaughter on the battlefield

US Army troops prepare to deploy on the Western Front in WW1. Fresh, unscathed, well fed and with ample materiel, the Americans played the key role in the closing phase of the war as Germany and her allies quickly buckled under the bloodletting and the destruction of their economies.

US Army troops prepare to deploy on the Western Front in WW1. Fresh, unscathed, well fed and with ample materiel, the Americans played the key role in the closing phase of the war as Germany and her allies quickly buckled under the bloodletting and the destruction of their economies.

In an event that is widely acknowledged to have sparked the outbreak of World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is shot to death along with his wife, Duchess Sophie, by a Serbian nationalist (of the Black Hand) in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on this day in 1914.

In an event that is widely acknowledged to have sparked the outbreak of World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is shot to death along with his wife, Duchess Sophie, by a Serbian nationalist (of the Black Hand) in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on this day in 1914.

This building no longer stands after my infantry blew the building to pieces. It…

This building no longer stands after my infantry blew the building to pieces. It…

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This is a pretty rare picture. It is featuring a Mascard-Dessoliers, a trench-diigging machine that was used to build heavy fortifications

This is a pretty rare picture. It is featuring a Mascard-Dessoliers, a trench-diigging machine that was used to build heavy fortifications

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