Bringing in the Wounded - This photograph shows the particularly bad conditions at the Battle of Passchendaele in November 1917. Shellfire and muddy conditions at the front could delay medical treatment of the wounded for hours or, in the worst cases, days. Clearing the battlefield quickly ensured that wounded soldiers did not die from shock or blood loss before they received medical attention.
Amazing... Aerial view of a system of trenches, 1917. The image shows a system of trenches made during the First World War. On the right you can see the trenches of the Germans and the English are left, in the center is the no mans land." The photo was taken in Artois, France, on July 22, 1917.
Life at the front - Horses did much of the dirty work. From the era of gun and cannon on certainly with the onset of "modern" warfare (19th C on) horses were literally worked to death even when they were not actively killed by gunshot/artillery fire--having insufficient food and little or no shelter contributed to the terrible attrition. SHAME ON US!!!
Verdun, 1916 Photo of a soldier’s hand left on the battlefield after the battle of Verdun in WWI. It is a horrific photo, not because of any gore and violence being seen. The hand is what is left from the violence that has occurred and leaves, in the viewers mind, the images of all the violence that must occurred before this image was captured.