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"Goodbye Old Man" by Fortunino Matania. (December 1st, 1917 – Fins, Nord-du-Calais, France -WWI)                                                                                                                                                     More

"Goodbye Old Man" by Fortunino Matania. (December 1st, 1917 – Fins, Nord-du-Calais, France -WWI) More

Warwick, England, UK - the Midlands' equivalent of the home for Chelsea Pensioners: a much older foundation, The Lord Leycester Hospital for old soldiers built with a bequest from Lord Dudley to please Elizabeth I.

Warwick, England, UK - the Midlands' equivalent of the home for Chelsea Pensioners: a much older foundation, The Lord Leycester Hospital for old soldiers built with a bequest from Lord Dudley to please Elizabeth I.

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

Somme survivor's diary emerges after 91 years

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

A diary written by Private Thomas Chambers, or Tommy, which he wrote in France in the months leading up to the Battle of the Somme is set to go on display. Tommy was among almost 20,000 British soldiers killed on July 1, 1916, little more than 3 months after he had arrived in France from Ireland. He was 16 years old when he was killed. The last note in his diary was: " Left for trenches at 2am 1st July."

Diary written by teenage soldier killed in WWI reveals horrors of war

A diary written by Private Thomas Chambers, or Tommy, which he wrote in France in the months leading up to the Battle of the Somme is set to go on display. Tommy was among almost 20,000 British soldiers killed on July 1, 1916, little more than 3 months after he had arrived in France from Ireland. He was 16 years old when he was killed. The last note in his diary was: " Left for trenches at 2am 1st July."

" 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

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.

Aesthetic Outburst this is london queen's guard finished. So cute. I'm making baby a mobile to go with his london/union jack themed room.

Aesthetic Outburst this is london queen's guard finished. So cute. I'm making baby a mobile to go with his london/union jack themed room.

In Flanders Fields  by John McCrae, May 1915        In Flanders fields the poppies blow   Between the crosses, row on row,    That mark our place; and in the sky    The larks, still bravely singing, fly    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.

A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

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