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Typically, when long-lost photos are found and restored they're a bit underwhelming. But this new series of images, captured by an unknown photographer, are just incredible — from their portrayal of life in the trenches to the intimate glimpses of famous leaders.

These Unseen Photos From World War I Are Unbelievable

An undated archive picture shows German soldiers (rear) offering to surrender to French troops, seen from a listening post in a trench at Massiges, northeastern France. (Photo by Collection Odette Carrez/Reuters)

Photographing a fighter pilot

Photographing a fighter pilot

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US Civil War Infographic poster. Will There Be Another Civil War Soon Due To U. Government Neglect Against It's Own People

Vietnam War Summary - Why Did The Vietnam War Start?

Vietnam War Summary - technically you need to go back further to the late when the French had begun pushing their way in to get the full story.

August 1917 (Marne)  http://www.francetvinfo.fr/societe/guerre-de-14-18/cadavres-poux-et-rugby-la-grande-guerre-vue-par-un-medecin-francais_450890.html

August 1917 (Marne) http://www.francetvinfo.fr/societe/guerre-de-14-18/cadavres-poux-et-rugby-la-grande-guerre-vue-par-un-medecin-francais_450890.html

A German photograph featuring scene after the battle at Ancre on the Somme during World War One circa 1917

Battle Of Ancre Pictures and Photos

A B-17E Flying Fortress in a spin with one wing destroyed. In instances like this it is very unlikely that the crew got out due to the centrifugal forces involved. This type of aircraft had a crew of 10.

― World War 2 Photos and Factsさん( 「The "Miss Donna Mae II " Bomb Squadron Bomb Group, flat spins with its…」

World War One 220 mm German unexploded shell - Somme 1916

World War One 220 mm German unexploded shell - Somme 1916

World War I - Trenches could be hundreds of miles long, and would require constant upkeep.

Never-Before-Published Photos Show What WWI Trench Warfare Really Looked Like

WWI - French officers inspecting trenches on the Argonne front, eastern France, [reuters-odette carrez]

qsy-complains-a-lot: “ Guidetti 1915 launcher Manufactured in France c.1915-18 from cut-down Gras Mle1874 rifles. 77mm Guidetti percussive grenade - 150g of cheddite explosive - or 65mm Foug ‘citron’ fuse grenade in a wooden sabot - 90g of cheddite...

qsy-complains-a-lot: “ Guidetti 1915 launcher Manufactured in France from cut-down Gras rifles. Guidetti percussive grenade - of cheddite explosive - or Foug ‘citron’ fuse grenade in a wooden sabot - of cheddite.