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Buried history: The 300ft-long tunnel was located 18ft beneath the surface near the small town of Carspach in the Alsace region of France

Buried history: The 300ft-long tunnel was located 18ft beneath the surface near the small town of Carspach in the Alsace region of France

L'Illustration, 29 July 1916; " In Picardy, Tommy's Victory over the Huns"  Via: Ranks - Military Art - Gentleman's Military Interest Club

L'Illustration, 29 July 1916; " In Picardy, Tommy's Victory over the Huns" Via: Ranks - Military Art - Gentleman's Military Interest Club

The Battle of the Somme. It's sobering to think how many of us who are here today had ancestors who were there amongst the horror.

The Battle of the Somme. It's sobering to think how many of us who are here today had ancestors who were there amongst the horror.

German soldiers posing with rats they had caught in Arras, France 1916. Sign reads: "Large feast of rat goulash today" #WW1

German soldiers posing with rats they had caught in Arras, France 1916. Sign reads: "Large feast of rat goulash today" #WW1

WW1, Verdun 1916. Spirit of La Resistance at Verdun engendered in this wartime poster.

WW1, Verdun 1916. Spirit of La Resistance at Verdun engendered in this wartime poster.

Europe: blank template Europe 1815 Hegemonies of Europe-1870 (note: he·gem·o·ny (noun)1. leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation. 2. (esp. amo...

Maps: World War I

Europe: blank template Europe 1815 Hegemonies of Europe-1870 (note: he·gem·o·ny (noun)1. leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation. 2. (esp. amo...

This is an illustration of the major battles of WWI. Shown on this image are the Battle of Tannenberg, Battle of Marne, Battle of Ypres (1st), (3rd) Battle of Ypres, Battle of Gallipoli, Battle of Verdun, Battle of the Somme, and the Battle of Caporetto.

This is an illustration of the major battles of WWI. Shown on this image are the Battle of Tannenberg, Battle of Marne, Battle of Ypres (1st), (3rd) Battle of Ypres, Battle of Gallipoli, Battle of Verdun, Battle of the Somme, and the Battle of Caporetto.

Trench warfare - This is a form of land warfare using occupied fighting lines consisting largely of trenches, in which troops are significantly protected from the enemy's small arms fire and are substantially sheltered from artillery. It has become a byword for stalemate, attrition and futility in conflict. Trench warfare occurred when a revolution in firepower was not matched by similar advances in mobility, resulting in a grueling form of warfare in which the defender held the advantage.

Trench warfare - This is a form of land warfare using occupied fighting lines consisting largely of trenches, in which troops are significantly protected from the enemy's small arms fire and are substantially sheltered from artillery. It has become a byword for stalemate, attrition and futility in conflict. Trench warfare occurred when a revolution in firepower was not matched by similar advances in mobility, resulting in a grueling form of warfare in which the defender held the advantage.

VERDUN 1916-2016: During the battle around Verdun in 1916, three German soldiers help a Frenchman out of the bottomless mud.

VERDUN 1916-2016: During the battle around Verdun in 1916, three German soldiers help a Frenchman out of the bottomless mud.

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