Pinterest
There is still a place in the line for you. Will you fill it? | British WW1 Propaganda Poster

There is still a place in the line for you. Will you fill it? | British WW1 Propaganda Poster

A soldier of the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) arriving home on leave during the First World War.

A soldier of the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) arriving home on leave during the First World War.

Soldier and Horse wearing a gas mask during the Battle of Verdun, 1916 (b/w photo) by French Photographer / Private Collection

Soldier and Horse wearing a gas mask during the Battle of Verdun, 1916 (b/w photo) by French Photographer / Private Collection

An official photo describing the kit of a British infantryman in 1939. Note that the gas mask ('respirator') and anti-chemical warfare cape are parts of the outfit, remnants of WW1 memories. In actual combat, and marching with full kit, the British infantryman would carry a pack known as a "valise" that contained more clothing and personal items. Officers wore the exact same uniform save for markings of their rank.

An official photo describing the kit of a British infantryman in 1939. Note that the gas mask ('respirator') and anti-chemical warfare cape are parts of the outfit, remnants of WW1 memories. In actual combat, and marching with full kit, the British infantryman would carry a pack known as a "valise" that contained more clothing and personal items. Officers wore the exact same uniform save for markings of their rank.

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

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

" 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

WW1 soldier's letter home. Said to be the source of inspiration for one of Wilfred Owen's famous poems, called The Sentry.

WW1 soldier's letter home. Said to be the source of inspiration for one of Wilfred Owen's famous poems, called The Sentry.

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

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

Knee-deep in mud: Wading through a trench on the Somme are Major Beauchamp Magrath (left) of the East Lancashire Regiment, killed on June and Captain Paul Hammond, right, who died on February The other two soldiers are not identified.