World War One

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    World War One, also referred to as the 'First World War', 'The Great War', was nothing but carnage and destruction on a mass scale not seen before in wars between countries.

    Estimates put the casualty toll of the war at more than 38 million - military and civilian. This tally consists of more than 11 million deaths of military personal and 7 million civilian deaths.

    Conservative estimates report about 6 million persons who are missing and presumed dead along with around 2 million who died of various diseases.

    All of this started because of the assassination of an Archduke (who was heir to a throne of Austria-Hungary) and his wife on June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo.

    Within weeks, the world powers were at war with each other and the stage was set.

    This thread will be one of my usual 'mega' threads. It will consist mostly of images of dead soldiers and civilians from all sides and some scenes of the destruction and trench life. Details will be few - far too much work to add info to each photo but I will add details here and there.

    These images are in no way 'new'...some members have seen most, if not all of them.


    Set 1.

    1.
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    2. The "Ravine of Death"
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    3.
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    4. "No Man's Land"
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    5. Dead French soldier.
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    The beginning of the war saw generals ordering their troops into battle much as generals did back in the Napoleonic wars. Early uniforms were blue, white, red...camouflage, or even earth tone uniforms, had not yet been developed.

    Men signed up in the hundreds of thousands - all set for the glory of a warrior and adventure.

    It turned out to be anything but what these young men expected.

    Set 2.

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    2.
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    5.
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    Set 3.

    1. German soldiers killed by a direct hit on their trench/foxhole.
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    2. Bodies of German soldiers gunned down along a road.
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    3.
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    4.
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    5. Scottish soldiers killed during battle. Boots have been taken and seems that someone looked up their kilts.
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    Set 4.

    1.
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    2.
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    3.
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    4. Dead German soldier on a barbed wire fence.
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    5. Dead German soldier in a trench.
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    Set 5.

    1. A British soldier - lucky.
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    2. Devastation in a trench.
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    3. German soldiers killed by either artillery fire or a firefight.
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    4.
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    5. Knocked out German pillbox.
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    Time for a break - I'll be back later with many more images and sets :).
     
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    Love this post! World War I, and II are incredibly interesting. The brutality of the first was is just amazing.
     
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    My Grandpa was there, I remember her saying he said it was hell on earth.
     
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    Absolutely brutal, if you're interested in WW1 look up the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. During the Battle of the Somme the regiment was virtually wiped out, including my great grandfather, and was the only regiment during the war to be bestowed the title "Royal" from the British king. Interesting read.
     
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    More images of WW1's carnage.

    Set 6.

    1. Two Brit soldiers check a dead two Brits for ID and personal effects (the latter of which would be sent back to the men's family).
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    2. A Russian soldier with his head completely blown off.
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    3. Brits or Canadians either regrouping after a German infantry assault or preparing a second 'over the top' run. One of them lays dead at the bottom of the ditch.
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    4. War dead lined up with wooden crosses all ready for burial.
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    5. A dead German at the entrance of a trench bunker. There's probably more dead inside the bunker.
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    Good photos mate, war sucks.
     
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    Set 7.

    1. British soldier at the entrance to a captured German dugout. A dead German lies just where he fell.
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    2. Dead British soldiers in their trench. They were taken out by German mustard gas.
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    3. One of many British soldier who fell at the battle of Beaumont Hamel, France in 1916. Not sure if the trench is British or German.
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    4. A British soldier walks alone along a dirt road littered with dead German soldiers.
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    5. A French soldier pauses to look at the camera with dead comrades all around. They were hit by German artillery.
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    "Military tactics developed before World War I failed to keep pace with advances in technology and had become obsolete. These advances had allowed the creation of strong defensive systems, which out-of-date military tactics could not break through for most of the war.

    Barbed wire was a significant hindrance to massed infantry advances, while artillery, vastly more lethal than in the 1870s, coupled with heavy machine guns, made crossing open ground extremely difficult. Commanders on both sides failed to develop tactics for breaching entrenched positions without sustaining heavy casualties

    In time, however, technology began to produce new offensive weapons, such as gas warfare and the tank."

    Set 8.

    1. British troops march past the bodies of dead comrades.
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    2. This dead British soldier was blown back into the trench he was attempting to climb out of (using the ladder).
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    3. The putrefied remains of a German soldier.
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    4. Example of the havoc that artillery fire could wreck on a trench, even a large one such as this artillery supply area.
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    5. Two dead German artillery men at their post with two German 10.5cm Field Howitzer's.
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    Set 9.

    1. A rifle in the ground marks the spot where two dead Brits fell.
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    2. A knocked out German mortar crew.
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    3. French troops pull a dead soldier out of a trench that was hit by German artillery fire. There probably many more dead in this trench.
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    4. German soldiers and officers stand beside a captured British Mark IV (male) tank. A dead Brit soldier lying on the ground may or may not have been a tank crew member - more likely he was infantry.
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    5. Two dead British soldiers who appear to have been killed by artillery fire.
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    The term "First World War" was first used in September 1914 by the German biologist and philosopher Ernst Haeckel, who claimed that "there is no doubt that the course and character of the feared 'European War' ... will become the first world war in the full sense of the word," citing a wire service report in The Indianapolis Star on 20 September 1914.

    After the onset of the Second World War in 1939, the terms World War I or the First World War became standard, with British and Canadian historians favouring the First World War, and Americans World War I.

    Set 10.

    1. The end of days for a German soldier.
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    2. Dead German soldiers litter the ground after battle. The German writing on the photo says, "After the Storm."
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    3.
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    4. The rotting corpse of a British soldier.
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    5. Dead Germans in their trench; possibly killed by British nerve gas.
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    And back later with even more - like I mentioned, it's going to be a mega thread :)
     
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    Set 11.

    1. A typical landscape after the bombs had fallen.
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    2.
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    3. British tank.
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    4. Photo taken from a warplane shows clouds of poisonous gas drifting in the wind.
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    5.
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    6. Canadian troops evacuate a wounded soldier.
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    7.
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    8.
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    9. The whistle blows and the men scramble over the top.
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    10.
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    Set 12.

    1. Canadian troops in a trench...waiting for orders.
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    2. German soldiers train for trench warfare.
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    3. A German gunner crew.
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    4. Flanders. No poppys to be seen.
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    5. Another view of a "No Man's Land".
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    Set 13.

    1.
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    2.
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    3.
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    4.
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    5. Another batch of cannon fodder signaled to go over the top.
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