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World War I

The Unseen Portraits of Somme Soldiers, 1916

November 20, 2017

During WW1, the village of Vignacourt in France was always behind the front lines – as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all national...

Mysterious Underground Cave Network Found Beneath Shopp...

October 13, 2017

Many people in Thanet, Kent, England have been shopping in Primark - which first opened in 2011 - with absolutely no idea that a network of secret war tunnels, po...

The Fake Paris You Never Knew About

October 13, 2017

Towards the end of World War I French military planners hired private firms to help build a fake with a faux Arc di Triomphe and Goud du Nord among its many “landmarks.” Viewed from pla...

The Badass Story of a Gallipoli Legend, Albert 'Hard' J...

September 12, 2017

The Gallipoli Campaign went down in history as an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Forces to control the sea route from Europe to Russia during the First World ...

Lucky British Soldier Shows Off His Damaged Helmet, 191...

August 10, 2017

You wouldn't think a soldier who has been shot in the head would have much to smile about, but in 1915 steel helmets had just been introduced. This soldier was fe...

A Love Story: J.R.R. Tolkien Proposed to His Wife By Ma...

July 2, 2017

By all accounts, famous writer John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and his wife, Edith, had a close and happy marriage. They were married for 55 years, with Edith following...

Britain's "Unkillable" Soldier, Adrian Carton de Wiart

May 29, 2017

Lt. General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart served as a British officer in the Boer War, the First World War, and the Second World War. He survived two plane crashes, was ...

The War Children Who Were Born YELLOW: Children of Expl...

May 17, 2017

The First World War left a taint on everyone - but for some it happened more literally than others. Gladys Sangster is one of Britain's last surviving 'Canary Bab...

The Most Murderous Regimes in the World

April 26, 2017

The 20th century witnessed death and slaughter on an unprecedented scale. It was the century of the Holocaust and two World Wars; of communists, Nazis, fascists and military dictato...

19 Rare Lantern Slides Show the Postmen from 1914 - 191...

March 13, 2017

Here is a gallery of lantern slides from depicting postal operations for different nationalities at the time of World War One. Nearly all of these pictures were ...

Why Was There A Full-Size Battleship In the Middle of N...

March 1, 2017

The U.S. Navy thought of a creative idea to encourage military recruitment: build a full-sized battleship complete with a working crew in the heart of New York Ci...

Anna Coleman Ladd Masks Worn by French Soldiers With Mu...

February 19, 2017

The First World War had caused the death of millions of adversaries and civilians alike, while countless soldiers agonized from injury and disfigurement. Worried ...

Women Workers of WWI: Stepping Up to Fuel the Great War

February 5, 2017

When Britain entered World War I in 1914, thousands of women joined the workforce to fill jobs left by men sent to the frontlines. They took over transit works and p...

It will Take Another 500 Years to Clear Somme Battlefie...

January 24, 2017

In 2016 alone, bomb disposal experts collected 25 tons of ammunition in the Somme battlefields. They say it will probably take another 500 years to eliminate it a...

Faces of War: Men With Broken Faces and The Tin Nose Sh...

January 4, 2017

Located inside the 3rd London General Hospital, its properly known as the "Masks for Facial Disfigurement Department" but wounded tommies humorously called it "Th...

The Ideal World War I British Trench

December 8, 2016

Andrew Belsey, an architectural modelmaker from London, England, created a series of trench sections - each showing different aspect of trench warfare.   This is his "Ideal Trench...

Incredible Colorized Photos of French Army During World...

December 5, 2016

Here is a collection of incredible colorized photos showing everyday life of French soldiers from 1914-1918, during the First World War. ...

Old Photos Show What WWI Trench Warfare Really Looked L...

November 28, 2016

Thought of as the "war to end all wars," World War I left Europe in shambles, led to the deaths of over 9 million people, and drew in countries from every contine...

WWI Flight Training From 1918 (Original Footage)

November 11, 2016

The United States declared war on Germany in April of 1917 and began preparing a force to fight from the sky. Hundreds of cadets enrolled in flight schools in the United St...

Archaeologists Find Bodies of 21 WWI Soldiers in Perfec...

October 11, 2016

In 2012, the bodies of 21 German World War One soldiers entombed in a perfectly preserved underground shelter have been discovered 94 years after they were killed...

French Soldiers Hid Inside a 'Dead Horse' to Get Close ...

September 8, 2016

During World War I, opposing sides sat in trenches for years on end, blasting each other to oblivion. This created a problem: How do you sneak out toward the enem...

Historical Pics Combined with Photos Made on the Exact ...

September 7, 2016

Dutch historian Jo Teuwisse creates these images by combining digitized war photo negatives he found on a fleamarket with photos of the same locations as they app...

Incredible Images Discovered in a French Attic After 10...

August 19, 2016

The 4,000 images of anonymous Western Front troops were uncovered almost a century after they were taken, having lain hidden in an attic in a farm house in northe...

20 Emotional Photos of Soldiers and Their Pets in War

August 15, 2016

These emotional moments between soldiers and their pets at the frontline were captured and forever immortalized in these incredible war photos.   1968: A soldier ...

36 Color World War One Photos That’ll Leave You in Awe

August 14, 2016

The Great War began on July 28, 1914, lasting a little over four years until November 11, 1918. We usually see images of the the First World War in black and white,...

45 Incredible Photos That Show How WWI Was Fought From ...

July 15, 2016

As the land war in Europe goes on, the need to move troops and supplies by any means necessary became vital. At sea, carrier and resupply ships brave submarine at...

Shell Shock: A Documentary of The Effects of WWI to Sol...

July 7, 2016

The term "shell shock" was coined to describe the reaction of some soldiers in World War I to the intensity of the bombardment and fighting at the the time. It cr...

WWI in Photos: Animals That Went to War

June 21, 2016

Over 16 million animals served in World War One. Horses, donkeys, mules, elephants and camels were the primary beasts of burden carrying food, water, medical supplies and ammunition...

The Faces War Have Altered

June 17, 2016

Given its crushing trench nature and use of large-caliber artillery, World War I saw some of the most devastating wounds suffered by soldiers in the history of warfare. Before the days of sophi...

The Story of Bikini Atoll, The Poisoned Paradise Island

June 13, 2016

This is the Bikini Atoll, a beautiful paradise island of the Micronesian island group in the Pacific Ocean. But behind this idyllic picture is a devastating story of...

Soldiers Making a Home Out of Dugouts and Trenches Duri...

June 11, 2016

Amidst the unimaginable horrors of war, soldiers try to customize their dreary dugouts and trenches with make-shift furniture, flower pots, decorative accents and...

Vintage Photos Captured Fun Moments of Soldiers Swimmin...

June 2, 2016

These photos gives us a new glimpse of the life of soldiers during World War I. No signs of guns and mortars and bombs, only happy faces of soldiers enjoying thei...

This Unique Wartime Aircraft Collection Spent 40 Years ...

June 1, 2016

Every now and then, an old garage, abandoned warehouse or derelict hangar turns up a trove of vintage treasures. Such is the case with this Texas barn when a mind...

25 Newspaper Headlines From the Past That Shaped Histor...

June 1, 2016

This collection of newspaper headlines chronicles some of the most memorable events of the past, informing and shocking millions of readers in just a few words. U...

World War I Battlefields, 100 Years Later

May 16, 2016

Fields of Battle—Lands of Peace 14-18 is a 7-year project of photojournalist Michael St Maur Sheil. The series combines a passion for history and landscape and presents a unique r...

20 Vintage Photos of Women At Work During WWI

May 15, 2016

Before World War I, less than 10 percent of the female population were actively employed. They typically played the role of the homemaker. As men left their jobs to serve thei...

WWI Poem by War Surgeon Continues to Inspire 100 Years ...

April 27, 2016

Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae’s famous poem, “In Flanders Field“ was first published in England's Punch magazine in December 1915. The poem symbolizes the sacrif...

This Footage Of A Shellshocked Soldier From World War I...

April 14, 2016

Following the end of World War I, the world were faced with yet another dilemma, something they'd never seen before — a bizarre condition that was once known as s...

Then and Now: How World War I Locations Look Like After...

January 30, 2016

To commemorate the centenary of the start of WWI, photographer Peter Macdiarmid took photos from World War I and superimposed them onto images of the same locatio...

WWI Submarine Washed Ashore on the Beach at Hastings, E...

December 19, 2015

In the early hours of 15 April 1919, at approximately 12:45am, the SM U-118 submarine ran aground on the beach at Hastings in Sussex , directly in front of the Qu...

45 Most Powerful Images Of World War I

August 23, 2015

When we think of the First World War, we think of the horrific images of a bloodbath fought in the trenches of the Western Front. It’s the first war to happen on a global scale, foug...

These 17 Brave Cats Helped Soldiers Win Their Battles D...

August 19, 2015

During the First World War, cats were a common sight. You’ll find these brave creatures in the trenches and aboard ships, helping soldiers by killing mice and rat...

36 Color Photos from World War I That Will Leave You in...

July 5, 2015

We usually see images of the Great War in black and white. But it was also the time when it was captured on camera in color. Luckily, we stumbled upon this fantas...