Old snaps you have to see. Part 12. WWI edition

Old snaps you have to see. Part 12. WWI edition

Old snaps you have to see. Part WWI edition. is for us rad nerds

Compared with what was to follow, the weeks leading up to the bloodiest battle in British history were a gentle calm before the storm, as these astonishing 100-year-old photographs show.

Heartbreaking photos of troops on the eve of the Somme 100 years ago

Compared with what was to follow, the weeks leading up to the bloodiest battle in British history were a gentle calm before the storm, as these astonishing 100-year-old photographs show.

WWI; Photo taken after British soldier stumbled across the grave of his brother. -The Great War (@WW1_Series) | Twitter

WWI; Photo taken after British soldier stumbled across the grave of his brother. -The Great War (@WW1_Series) | Twitter

WW1 Photographs from the  war photographer Hermann Rex, in a German photo book ( 1926)

WW1 Photographs from the war photographer Hermann Rex, in a German photo book ( 1926)

A German Tank of WW1.  These monsters with a crew of 16 from 6 corps were first encountered by Australian troops at Villers-Bretoneux.

A German Tank of WW1. These monsters with a crew of 16 from 6 corps were first encountered by Australian troops at Villers-Bretoneux.

Verdun, 1916  Photo of a soldier’s hand left on the battlefield after the battle of Verdun in WWI. It is a horrific photo, not because of any gore and violence being seen. The hand is what is left from the violence that has occurred and leaves, in the viewers mind, the images of all the violence that must occurred before this image was captured.

Verdun, 1916 Photo of a soldier’s hand left on the battlefield after the battle of Verdun in WWI. It is a horrific photo, not because of any gore and violence being seen. The hand is what is left from the violence that has occurred and leaves, in the viewers mind, the images of all the violence that must occurred before this image was captured.

" The Lost Tommies" - Three slightly dishevelled young Royal Army Medical Corps men. -Doug (@colour_history) | Twitter

" The Lost Tommies" - Three slightly dishevelled young Royal Army Medical Corps men. -Doug (@colour_history) | Twitter

A British WWI soldier on the Western Front - 1 of 4,000 photos uncovered in an attic in Northern France

Photos show faces of First World War soldiers on the eve of battle

A British WWI soldier on the Western Front - 1 of 4,000 photos uncovered in an attic in Northern France

WW1. French soldiers in a trench during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.

WW1. French soldiers in a trench during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.

Lest we forget: Remember WW1 pays tribute to the women on the home front who served on the land and in hospitals, as well as the servicemen ...

Remember WW1: embracing the spirit of the Home Front

Lest we forget: Remember WW1 pays tribute to the women on the home front who served on the land and in hospitals, as well as the servicemen ...

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