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World War 1 – War Horse

A particularly nasty weapon of war used by the Germans was the ‘Caltrop’. This was left in fields and roads in the paths of horses, and was designed so that when a horse stood on one it would be pushed right up into the joint of the hoof taking muck and bacteria with it, crippling the animal and making it impossible for the wound to be cleaned.

First World War, aerial war. A French zeppelin/airship under attack from a German plane. 1915. (Nationaal Archive)

Untold story of the million horses sent to front line in First World War

Untold story of the million horses sent to front line in First World War - They shared a horror like no other among the trenches of World War I.

J B McDowell, one of the British official cameraman on the Western Front during the First World War, with a Moy and Bastie cine camera. © IWM

The first World War, in color

A French warplane in 1914. World War I was the first major conflict to be covered by color photography. (Jules Gervais-Courtellemont/Courtesy of Taschen)