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World War I. The Second Battle of Artois. French soldiers ready to start the attack on Notre-Dame-de-Lorette (Pas-de-Calais, France). On May 9, 1915.

World War I. The Second Battle of Artois. French soldiers ready to start the attack on Notre-Dame-de-Lorette (Pas-de-Calais, France).

World War I, French infantry unit, ca. 1914. Note the French still wore in red. The high command sooner or later realised that the way to conduct a war had been changed due to industrialisation. The heavy toll forced them to change the uniform colour.

World War I, French Infantry Unit, Ca Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

World War I, French infantry unit, ca. 1914 - note the infamous red ("garance") pants, later abandoned for a less easy to spot color.

First World War infographic: Casualties by Scott Addington. Could we make the graphic 'live'?

This kind of information is critical. The people alive at this time viewed this as a necessary sacrifice.

Armies of WWI

Armies of WWI

I personally think that the Canadian, New Zealand and Australian armies deserve to be included here as well << I didn't even know America was involved in

Historic Newspapers~  Red Wing Daily Republican dated 08/01/1914 -- "Extra" edition announcing the beginning of World War I. On exhibit in the News Corporation News History Gallery at the Newseum.  Newseum collection  Photo credit: Newseum collection

๑ Nineteen Fourteen ๑ historical happenings, fashion, art style from a century ago - Red Wing Daily Republican dated -- "Extra" edition announcing the beginning of World War I. On exhibit in the News Corporation News History Gallery at the Newseum

Wounded British and Belgium soldiers retreating from Mons during World War I.

1914 - British and Belgium soldiers retreating from Mons - Three Lions/Getty Images

World War I - In Spring 1917 the first Americans arrived in Europe to take part in the Great War.

World War I - In Spring 1917 the first Americans arrived in Europe to take part…

From Albert Kahn collection. WW I  [::SemAp FB || SemAp::]

The Somme, 1916 - Albert Kahn’s photographers even visited the trenches and took photos of French soldiers just days before the infamous Battle of the Somme in The battle was one of the largest of World War I: more than men were wounded or killed.

WW1 Scottish Soldier

WW1 Scottish Soldier

French soldiers removing dead and wounded from an Argonne trench

French soldiers try to move a wounded man alonga communication trench on the Western Front.

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