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Dogs played crucial roles in WW1. In fact they proved to be just as dependable as soldiers. Their jobs were diverse in combat - roles included: sniffing out enemies, carrying supplies, finding the wounded, delivering messages and companionship. About a million dogs died during the First World War. As this still shows, dogs helped carry supplies. Here they are pulling small carts of military supplies and ammunition over the difficult terrain.

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Studio Portrait of a German Soldier, WWI The flowers tucked into his uniform are an indication that he will be sent to the frontline soon.

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'Lights Out' ends day of WW1 centenary commemorations

World War One soldiers 'Britain's entry into WW1 was announced at 23:00 on 4 August 1914' BBC

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Cross marking the spot where the remains of Private George Nugent of the Northumberland Fusiliers were found in October 1998 on the old Somme 1916 battlefield . He had been killed on 1st July, the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1916. He had been recorded as missing in action. His body was found close to the mine crater blown on that day, known as Lochnagar Crater. He was reburied in the nearby Ovillers Military Cemetery on 1st July 2000.

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Belgian soldiers with dog drawn machine gun carts move up to oppose the advancing German Army at the start of the First World War. 1914.

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Battle Cassino January-May 1944 (NA 14733) British 4.2-inch mortars in action at the start of the final offensive on Cassino, Italy, 12 May 1944.

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British soldiers loaded with kit, as they arrive at Victoria Station, London, at the start of a period of leave. WWI

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In pictures: Never before seen photographs from World War One frontline

a previously unpublished set of World War One (WWI) images from a private collection. The pictures offer an unusual view of varied and contrasting aspects of the conflict, from high tech artillery to mobile pigeon lofts, and from officers partying in their headquarters to the grim reality of life and death in the trenches. The year 2014 marks the centenary of the start of the war.

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