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BRITISH AIRCRAFT PILOTS hand dropped the first bombs until the introduction of the bomb rack on the fighters and the giant bombers.

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Firearm of the Week, The Lee-Enfield Rifle No. 1 Mk III / III* SMLE (Smelly)

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Cards like this were sent to every home. They told people what to do if there was an air raid.

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American WW1 - What could one be glad for in a World War? Probably only those things which war reveals...The good and noble character of persons willing to die/behurt for the sake of saving others.

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Thiepval Memorial – The Somme, France Strange today watching the Remembrance Ceremony at the Cenotaph, London that Commonwealth Countries which did not take part in World War I or II lay wreaths but the sacrifice of Irish soldiers is not represented. In World War I it is estimated of the 700,000 British military deaths 50,000 were Irish. Unlike in Britain, there was never conscription in Ireland so every Irish soldier was a volunteer.

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British soldiers eating hot rations in the Ancre Valley during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916. Colorized by Benjamin Thomas.

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Trenches 1917 by Otto Dix http://weimarart.blogspot.com/2011/02/art-of-first-world-war.html

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