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Buried history: The 300ft-long tunnel was located 18ft beneath the surface near the small town of Carspach in the Alsace region of France

Buried history: The tunnel was located beneath the surface near the small town of Carspach in the Alsace region of France

EUROPE Cultural subregions (detailed)

EUROPE Cultural subregions (detailed)

historywars:    GREAT WAR WEAPONS

This sheet is a great informational piece to summarize information about some of the most important weapons invented during the great wars.

Twenty-one German soldiers entombed in a perfectly preserved World War One shelter have been discovered 94 years after they were killed. The men were part of a larger group of 34 who were buried alive when a huge Allied shell exploded above the tunnel, near the small town of Carspach in the Alsace region in France, in 1918 causing it to cave in.

German soldiers found entombed in a perfectly preserved World War One shelter

The 'Pompeii' of the Western Front: Bodies of 21 German soldiers buried alive in World War One trench found perfectly preserved in northern France 94 years later

As one might expect from history’s largest amphibious invasion the numbers surrounding D-Day are huge. This infographic from History.com sheds some light on exactly... #shedinfographic

As one might expect from history’s largest amphibious invasion the numbers surrounding D-Day are huge. This infographic from History.com sheds some light on exactly... #shedinfographic

This is a diagram of a trench in world war 1. Soldiers would dig long trenches to stand in and there would be barbed wire in front of the trench.

Trench warfare-type of combat in which opposing troops fight from trenches facing each other.

A British soldier pays his respects at the grave of a colleague near Cape Helles, where the Gallipoli landings took place in 1915. | The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

A British soldier pays his respects at the grave of a colleague near Cape Helles, where the Gallipoli landings took place in 1915.

1915 : A British soldier pays his respects at the grave of a colleague near Cape Helles, where the Gallipoli landings took place, Turkey

Iron gauntlet from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops and the local, Gutnish, forces. The Danish won a decisive victory. Due to the heat, the dead had to be disposed of quickly, and many were buried in their armour. The archaeological excavation of one of the mass graves, in the 1930s, revealed over 1000 skeletons.

Iron gauntlet from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland

The Battle of the Somme. It's sobering to think how many of us who are here today had ancestors who were there amongst the horror.

The Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest battles of World War I, and indeed of all time. It was the biggest battle of World War I.

The position of the Front Line south of Ypres after the Battle of Messines (7 - 14 June 1917)

The position of the Front Line south of Ypres after the Battle of Messines - 14 June

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Stuck in time: A German newspaper from 1918 lies partly preserved inside the shelter

Messenger dog in mid-air while leaping over a German trench, 1917.

A German messenger dog leaps over a trench during World War I. Millions of animals served in the war, including horses, dogs, and carrier pigeons.

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History Outbreak of World War 1

Flora Sandes - the only British woman to officially serve in WWI as a soldier although she originally she served as a nurse in the war. She got involved in a hand-to-hand combat and got wounded by a grenade. She was awarded the Order of the Karađorđe’s Star for this courageous act. Later she was Sergeant Major and then even became captain.

Salute to these Ten Heroic Women of WWI!

Flora Sandes-the only British woman to serve in combat in WWI. was the only British woman to officially serve as an infantryman in the war, the first woman to ever be commissioned as an officer in the Serbian army,

German wounded prisoners, the Somme, 1916. WWI photo. Gritty.

German wounded prisoners, the Somme, WW I - photo Gritty

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