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British troops in a captured trench, Hindenburg Line, France, 1917-1918. The Hindenburg Line was a vast system of defences built on the Western Front by the Germans in the winter of 1916 - 1917. It extended from Lens in the north to beyond Verdun. British and Newfoundland forces using tanks broke through the line at Cambrai in 1917, and was breached in several places in Sept 1918 during the Allied Hundred Days Offensive. Stereoscopic card detail.

British troops in a captured trench, Hindenburg Line, France, 1917-1918. The Hindenburg Line was a vast system of defences built on the Western Front by the Germans in the winter of 1916 - 1917. It extended from Lens in the north to beyond Verdun. British and Newfoundland forces using tanks broke through the line at Cambrai in 1917, and was breached in several places in Sept 1918 during the Allied Hundred Days Offensive. Stereoscopic card detail.

Serbia, September 1914: Any illusions about the romance of war rapidly evaporated when the  Austro-Hungarian army invaded Serbia. Overwhelming force was met with implacable resistance, spawning a vicious cycle of atrocities.The shocking, black-and-white photograph, taken on the edge of a Serbian village just days after it was invaded by the massed forces of the Austro-Hungarian army in the late summer of 1914, is not the only one of its kind. In this one, a line of Serbian men in civilian…

Serbia, September 1914: Any illusions about the romance of war rapidly evaporated when the Austro-Hungarian army invaded Serbia. Overwhelming force was met with implacable resistance, spawning a vicious cycle of atrocities.The shocking, black-and-white photograph, taken on the edge of a Serbian village just days after it was invaded by the massed forces of the Austro-Hungarian army in the late summer of 1914, is not the only one of its kind. In this one, a line of Serbian men in civilian…

WWI - The Hell of Trench Warfare    http://worldwar42.blogspot.com/2011/10/world-war-1-pictures.html

WWI - The Hell of Trench Warfare http://worldwar42.blogspot.com/2011/10/world-war-1-pictures.html

The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of World War One. It was fought from February 21 to December 18, 1916, between the French and German armies around the town of Verdun, France. The battle involved more than two and a half million men and it developed in a space less that 8 sq miles and consisted of a ring of underground fortifications which the German forces attempted to capture.

The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of World War One. It was fought from February 21 to December 18, 1916, between the French and German armies around the town of Verdun, France. The battle involved more than two and a half million men and it developed in a space less that 8 sq miles and consisted of a ring of underground fortifications which the German forces attempted to capture.

Use of poison gas in WWI - something we all need to remember and never allow again.

Use of poison gas in WWI - something we all need to remember and never allow again.

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