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British WW1 soldiers with Trench Coat: developed as an alternative to the heavy serge greatcoats worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War

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Studio Portrait of a German Soldier, WWI The flowers tucked into his uniform are an indication that he will be sent to the frontline soon.

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Belgian soldiers with dog drawn machine gun carts move up to oppose the advancing German Army at the start of the First World War. 1914.

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MINISTRY INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION (Q 7035) Second Battles of the Somme. An armoured car about to start on a reconnaissance. Near Biefvillers. 25 August 1918.

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British soldiers loaded with kit, as they arrive at Victoria Station, London, at the start of a period of leave. WWI

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Cross marking the spot where the remains of Private George Nugent of the Northumberland Fusiliers were found in October 1998 on the old Somme 1916 battlefield . He had been killed on 1st July, the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1916. He had been recorded as missing in action. His body was found close to the mine crater blown on that day, known as Lochnagar Crater. He was reburied in the nearby Ovillers Military Cemetery on 1st July 2000.

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Basil Rathbone. He served as an intelligence officer during the Great War and won the Military Cross, long before his iconic turn as Sherlock Holmes.

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