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French Artillery soldiers are shown at the entrance of their shelter on the Western Front.

In a perfect world........everything would have been very different.

Malinois (Belgian Shepherd Dog) Trained for Work as a French Red Cross Dog Photographic Print

Ouvriers du génie au travail sur une dalle de pierre, à Soissons (Aisne). Autochrome de Fernand Cuville (1917)

Guerre 14-18 : l'autochrome donne des couleurs à la Grande Guerre

French soldiers move a heavy stone near the construction site at the bridge across the Aisne,

WWI. German gas attack seen from the air, The Illustrated London News, 15 December 1918.

The Illustrated London News December 1915 showing an aerial gas attack in World War I.

Last survivor re-lives the horrors of Passchendaele

War-weary British soldiers at Passchendaele, [of the British Empire soldiers who lost their lives during that bloody battle around were British & thousands of the SADF].

World War I in Photos: Introduction - The Atlantic

World War I in Photos: Introduction

British soldiers loading bombs into a truck for transport to the front (note their little mascot "supervising" the work)

World War 1 women: The Canaries were women munitions workers who worked with live shells destined for the trenches. Often working with the chemicals turned their skin yellow. Some canaries were discriminated against, some were even banned from entering shops and cafés. After this photo was taken on 1 July, 1918, 250 workers were killed when eight tons of TNT explosive at the factory blew up – we will remember them

Before disaster struck: Women workers stack live shells destined for the trenches at the huge munitions factory at Chilwell in Nottinghamshire in A few months later, on 1 July, 250 workers were killed when eight tons of TNT explosive at.

WW1: Scottish soldiers in a trench. Note the dog keeping company. The group includes both kilted and regular pants riflemen.

Highland Territorials in a trench [La Gorgue, France], August I know these soldiers would have been very proud of their uniform, but a kilt just doesn’t seem like the most practical uniform to wear in a trench.