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

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Photos show faces of First World War soldiers on the eve of battle

For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines ¿ as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.

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The second battalion of the Monmouthshire Regiment in the trenches, Le Bizet, April 1915

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Black German Soldier in WW1 A group of articles describing numerous contributions by black American, French colonial, Scottish, British, African, and Asian soldiers in military service around the world.

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The Battle of Waterloo which ended the twenty-three years' war of the first French Revolution. It was a period of violence, of tumult, of unrestingly destructive energy-a period throughout which the wealth of nations was scattered like sand, and the blood of nations lavished like water. The Battle of Waterloo quelled Napoleon Bonaparte whose genius and ambition had so long disturbed and desolated the world, deserves to be regarded by us as one of the greatest victories.

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Portrait of Claudette Blance, an intelligence officer in the French Resistance (Maquis) and a lieutenant in the Free French Army, with her cat. Her house was used as a 'safe house' by the 'Jude' Jedburgh Team in 1944.

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French grenadier and his sentry dog, Aisne Front, France, World War I.

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Heartbreaking photos of troops on the eve of the Somme 100 years ago

A Boche prisoner, wounded and muddy is led along a railway track as British Army infantrymen return from another push on the battlefield

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