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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

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WWI. ‘Sammy’, the mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres which began on 22 April 1915.

WWI. ‘Sammy’, the mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres which began on 22 April 1915.

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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

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Well, I'd love to say it's true except for the part about America... I may be seeing it through hazy patriotic glasses.

Well, I'd love to say it's true except for the part about America... I may be seeing it through hazy patriotic glasses.

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Doomed? One of the most iconic images of the war shows soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, 1916. There were 60,000 British casualties that day - almost 20,000 died. The battle continued until mid-November, but  no other day produced  such appalling losses

Doomed? One of the most iconic images of the war shows soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, 1916. There were 60,000 British casualties that day - almost 20,000 died. The battle continued until mid-November, but no other day produced such appalling losses

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The Somme - Probably the most gruesome and bloody battle in the last 100 years. -World War 1

The Somme - Probably the most gruesome and bloody battle in the last 100 years. -World War 1

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A French soldier holds on to a dog wearing a gas mark during the First World War

A French soldier holds on to a dog wearing a gas mark during the First World War

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This picture could be used as an artifact for the students to study and make some observations about like we did in class. -Jay Bazylewicz

This picture could be used as an artifact for the students to study and make some observations about like we did in class. -Jay Bazylewicz

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" 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

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