Old snaps you have to see. Part 12. WWI edition

Old snaps you have to see. Part 12. WWI edition

Old snaps you have to see. Part 12 You dont see machine gun loaded elephant too often. Geetered was here.

Compared with what was to follow, the weeks leading up to the bloodiest battle in British history were a gentle calm before the storm, as these astonishing 100-year-old photographs show.

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

Compared with what was to follow, the weeks leading up to the bloodiest battle in British history were a gentle calm before the storm, as these astonishing 100-year-old photographs show.

WWI; Photo taken after British soldier stumbled across the grave of his brother. -The Great War (@WW1_Series) | Twitter

WWI; Photo taken after British soldier stumbled across the grave of his brother. -The Great War (@WW1_Series) | Twitter

" The Lost Tommies" - Three slightly dishevelled young Royal Army Medical Corps men. -Doug (@colour_history) | Twitter

" The Lost Tommies" - Three slightly dishevelled young Royal Army Medical Corps men. -Doug (@colour_history) | Twitter

Verdun, 1916  Photo of a soldier’s hand left on the battlefield after the battle of Verdun in WWI. It is a horrific photo, not because of any gore and violence being seen. The hand is what is left from the violence that has occurred and leaves, in the viewers mind, the images of all the violence that must occurred before this image was captured.

Verdun, 1916 Photo of a soldier’s hand left on the battlefield after the battle of Verdun in WWI. It is a horrific photo, not because of any gore and violence being seen. The hand is what is left from the violence that has occurred and leaves, in the viewers mind, the images of all the violence that must occurred before this image was captured.

WW1 Photographs from the  war photographer Hermann Rex, in a German photo book ( 1926)

WW1 Photographs from the war photographer Hermann Rex, in a German photo book ( 1926)

Photographs show British and German soldiers with pets in WW1 France

Photographs show British and German soldiers with pets in WW1 France

WW1. French soldiers in a trench during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.

WW1. French soldiers in a trench during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.

World War I,  Battle of the Somme, 1916.  A German soldier wearing a gas mask about to hurl a handgrenade from a trench.

World War I, Battle of the Somme, 1916. A German soldier wearing a gas mask about to hurl a handgrenade from a trench.

A German Tank of WW1.  These monsters with a crew of 16 from 6 corps were first encountered by Australian troops at Villers-Bretoneux.

A German Tank of WW1. These monsters with a crew of 16 from 6 corps were first encountered by Australian troops at Villers-Bretoneux.

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