WWI, 6 April 1917; The joint resolution of the US House and Senate, declaring the State of War between Germany and the United States. Photo by Universal History Archive via Getty Images.

WWI, 6 April 1917; The joint resolution of the US House and Senate, declaring the State of War between Germany and the United States. Photo by Universal History Archive via Getty Images.

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

July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. - prisonersofeternity.co.uk

July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. - prisonersofeternity.co.uk

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

If WWI was a bar fight…

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

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

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

German Zeppelin over Calais, 1915. RPPC Postcard, WWI | WW1-Western Front | Pinterest | Postcards and Wwi

German Zeppelin over Calais, 1915. RPPC Postcard, WWI | WW1-Western Front | Pinterest | Postcards and Wwi

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

Dramatic photographs from WW1 that show the carnage... and courage

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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