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WWI, Nov 1916, Somme, Ancre; Troops outside a London coffee stall at Auchonvillers, a starting-point of the British attacks on Beaumont Hamel. ©IWM

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WWI, Nov 1916, Somme. Working party wearing waterproofs and trench waders, carrying shovels about to start of in the rain. Near St Pierre Divion. ©IWM

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1914/1918 main Battle Fronts. Timeline = 4th. Aug. 1914: Britain declares war on Germany 23rd. Aug. 1914: Germany invades France. 26th. Aug. 1914: Russian army defeated at Tannenburg & Masurian Lakes 6th. Sept. 1914: Battle of the Marne begins. 18th.Oct. 1914: 1st Battle of Ypres. 29th. Oct. 1914: Turkey enters war on Germany’s side. Trench warfare starts to dominate the Western Front.

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Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in WW1) in France 1915. Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

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from British Vogue

WW1 In Vogue

late May 1918 - Illustrated by Porter Woodruff. [Jo Ellison looks at Vogue's coverage of the Great War]

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we're here because we're here - WW1 Ghost Soldiers 100 year commemoration of the start of the Somme.

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from BBC News

'Lights Out' ends day of WW1 centenary commemorations

World War One soldiers 'Britain's entry into WW1 was announced at 23:00 on 4 August 1914' BBC

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