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These remarkable photos capture the life of a young officer in the Battle of the Somme, which began 90 years ago. The incredible photos from Lieutenant Patrick King were some of the rare surviving pictures from the battlefield in northern France

These remarkable photos capture the life of a young officer in the Battle of the Somme, which began 90 years ago. The incredible photos from Lieutenant Patrick King were some of the rare surviving pictures from the battlefield in northern France

Featured Article: Extract from Christina Holstein's Verdun 1916: Fort Douaumont. Read more @ http://www.warfaremagazine.co.uk/articles/verdun-1916/182

Featured Article: Extract from Christina Holstein's Verdun 1916: Fort Douaumont. Read more @ http://www.warfaremagazine.co.uk/articles/verdun-1916/182

Soldiers from the Household Battalion leaving for the front bid farewell to their families at Waterloo station, London, in 1916. The photograph is one of about 2,500 by Christina Broom, the UK's first female press photographer, newly acquired by the Museum of London. The Museum of London

Soldiers from the Household Battalion leaving for the front bid farewell to their families at Waterloo station, London, in 1916. The photograph is one of about 2,500 by Christina Broom, the UK's first female press photographer, newly acquired by the Museum of London. The Museum of London

fairytalemood:  "Come buy from us with a golden curl" by Hilda Hechle (1914), from Christina Rossetti’s "Goblin Market"

fairytalemood: "Come buy from us with a golden curl" by Hilda Hechle (1914), from Christina Rossetti’s "Goblin Market"

Testament of Youth: Vera Brittain's classic, 80 years on  Vera Brittain lost her fiance, brother and two closest male friends in the first world war. She wrote Testament of Youth as a cry of outrage and agony, so that the futility of their deaths would be remembered. Eighty years on, it remains one of the most powerful and widely read war memoirs of all time.

Testament of Youth: Vera Brittain's classic, 80 years on

Testament of Youth: Vera Brittain's classic, 80 years on Vera Brittain lost her fiance, brother and two closest male friends in the first world war. She wrote Testament of Youth as a cry of outrage and agony, so that the futility of their deaths would be remembered. Eighty years on, it remains one of the most powerful and widely read war memoirs of all time.

Edwardian Autochromes   Beautiful young girl on the beach

The Importance of Finding Color: Edwardian Autochromes

officers from the 2nd Battalion Irish Guards pose for the camera in 1915

Images of Great War's lost generation preparing to head off to the Western Front - captured by the UK's first female Press photographer

~Queen Maud of Norway's - c. 1909 - Laferrière Dress~   Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo

~Queen Maud of Norway's - c. 1909 - Laferrière Dress~ Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo

The strawberry-blonde teenager wore red, probably at the request of her father as the vibrant colour captured particularly well via the autochrome process

Earliest surviving colour photographs on display

The strawberry-blonde teenager wore red, probably at the request of her father as the vibrant colour captured particularly well via the autochrome process

Christina Broom photographs - Images of Great War's lost generation preparing to head off to the Western Front - captured by the UK's first female Press photographer Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1236319/WWI-photographs-taken-Christina-Broom-auction.html#ixzz23jU7T32u

Images of Great War's lost generation preparing to head off to the Western Front - captured by the UK's first female Press photographer

Christina Broom photographs - Images of Great War's lost generation preparing to head off to the Western Front - captured by the UK's first female Press photographer Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1236319/WWI-photographs-taken-Christina-Broom-auction.html#ixzz23jU7T32u

Evening Dress 1916 Lucy Christina Wallace Dress characterized by pale colouring and delicate decoration. The skirt section is three-layered, with the front opening of the overskirt giving glimpses of a large number of decorations in tulle and lace patched together, with silk satin ribbons and flowers. As a result of World War I, fashion turned rapidly in the direction of simplicity. However, many women still longed for the decorative, traditional styles, providing a clientele for Lanvin and…

Evening Dress 1916 Lucy Christina Wallace Dress characterized by pale colouring and delicate decoration. The skirt section is three-layered, with the front opening of the overskirt giving glimpses of a large number of decorations in tulle and lace patched together, with silk satin ribbons and flowers. As a result of World War I, fashion turned rapidly in the direction of simplicity. However, many women still longed for the decorative, traditional styles, providing a clientele for Lanvin and…

Maj. Stewart Hugh Joseph MID 3x. Commd'g 227th Field Company, Royal Engineers. He passed out with honours from the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, 10|1912. Commissioned to the Royal Engineers, 10|1912. Sailed for France, August 1914. He received his majority in June 1917. DOW received at Flanders, 18.8.1917. He is buried at the Voormezeele Enclosures No. 1 & No. 2. Grave Ref: I. G.5. Son of Henry Hope Joseph, of 112, Belgrave Rd., London, & the late Helen Christina Joseph (nee Porter).

Maj. Stewart Hugh Joseph MID 3x. Commd'g 227th Field Company, Royal Engineers. He passed out with honours from the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, 10|1912. Commissioned to the Royal Engineers, 10|1912. Sailed for France, August 1914. He received his majority in June 1917. DOW received at Flanders, 18.8.1917. He is buried at the Voormezeele Enclosures No. 1 & No. 2. Grave Ref: I. G.5. Son of Henry Hope Joseph, of 112, Belgrave Rd., London, & the late Helen Christina Joseph (nee Porter).