Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War

Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War

First world war -- Canadian soldiers in trenches. My father fought in the second World War - where they also dug trenches. War is hell.

First world war -- Canadian soldiers in trenches. My father fought in the second World War - where they also dug trenches. War is hell.

World War I Photograph, “A Man’s Best Friend.” ” A wounded Canadian soldier holds his puppy. Animals of all kinds lived in the trenches alongside soldiers. Source: Canadian War Museum

World War I Photograph, “A Man’s Best Friend.” ” A wounded Canadian soldier holds his puppy. Animals of all kinds lived in the trenches alongside soldiers. Source: Canadian War Museum

Augustus John OM, ‘A Canadian Soldier’ 1918. Don't forget, many soldiers are barely more than children.

Augustus John OM, ‘A Canadian Soldier’ 1918. Don't forget, many soldiers are barely more than children.

A Canadian soldier shakes hands with an Afghan boy during a joint patrol with Afghan National Army troops near Panjwaii village, Kandahar province,in July 2007

Ten years of terror: Afghanistan war in pictures

A Canadian soldier shakes hands with an Afghan boy during a joint patrol with Afghan National Army troops near Panjwaii village, Kandahar province,in July 2007

Canadian soldiers celebrating a victory over German troops.

Canadian soldiers celebrating a victory over German troops.

Water Tanks near Lens - Canadian soldiers used this ruined house west of Lens to shelter their water tanks. From here, water would be carried forward to soldiers in the trenches. This photo was taken in September 1917, about a month after the battle. CWM 19920085-786

Water Tanks near Lens - Canadian soldiers used this ruined house west of Lens to shelter their water tanks. From here, water would be carried forward to soldiers in the trenches. This photo was taken in September 1917, about a month after the battle. CWM 19920085-786

Soldier's Kit - A photograph of a soldier's kit taken by Captain W.C. Merston in 1914. Canadian soldiers carried similar equipment to British Tommies, although the cap badges and shoulder bars read

Soldier's Kit - A photograph of a soldier's kit taken by Captain W.C. Merston in 1914. Canadian soldiers carried similar equipment to British Tommies, although the cap badges and shoulder bars read

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