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Memories: The land is still pockmarked with the trenches and craters left behind after the fierce fighting

The dark secrets of the French forest blocked off 100 years after WW1

The Battle of Verdun, which claimed more than 300,000 lives over the course of 10 months, has left behind a lasting scar across the landscape where the battle once raged.

It's the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 and various commemorative events will be held across Australia to remember our service men and women.

How the nation will commemorate WWI

It's a letter which must be repeated hundreds of times within the military records of the Australian War Memorial. In neat handwriting dated April 4, 1921 it is the letter from a mourning mother asking the Defence Department for a memorial scroll for a son who died from his injuries in the First World War.

Sobering Images Show Famous World War I Battle Sites A Century Later At 7:28 AM on July 1st, 1916 — the first day of the Battle of the Somme — British forces detonated 24 tons of ammonal (an explosive made up of ammonium nitrate and aluminium powder) in a packed mine underneath German forces. The explosion was reportedly heard in London. The crater remains to this day, running nearly 70-feet deep.

Sobering Images Show Famous World War I Battle Sites A Century Later

The Great War may have ended nearly a century ago, but its legacy lives on. As these remarkable images taken by Irish photographer Michael St. Maur Sheil illustrate, it's going to take a very long time for the scars of this war to completely heal.

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Amazing, a poppy picked by a soldier in WW1,

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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Australia’s first WWI Victoria Cross recipient, Albert Jacka VC, remembered in…

Australia’s first WWI Victoria Cross recipient, Albert Jacka VC, remembered in…

The 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade moving down from Judea to the capture of Jericho. Brigadier General Cox is at the head of the column, with Major A Chisholme DSO (Brigade Major), next to him. Ottoman Empire: Palestine, February 1918 by Frank Hurley

The 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade moving down from Judea to the capture of Jericho. ...

Charles Bean, Australia's official war correspondent at Gallipoli

Charles Bean, Australia's official war correspondent at Gallipoli

Photo of an unknown Australian soldier standing on muddy cobblestones before a studio background in Vignacourt, France, December 1916. Note the torn unit colour patch on his left arm.

What Did You Do In The Great War?

Photo of an unknown Australian soldier standing on muddy cobblestones before a studio background in Vignacourt, France, December 1916. Note the torn unit colour patch on his left arm.

The first Victoria Cross awarded to an Australian flyer for valour in the presence of the enemy was won by Lieutenant Frank McNamara of Number 1 squadron on March 20th, 1917. Following a raid on a train line, despite being wounded himself, McNamara landed and rescued a downed pilot from the raid whilst under enemy fire behind Turkish lines. Interestingly despite heavy involvement in combat over enemy lines, he was the only AFC pilot to be awarded a VC in World War One.

The first Victoria Cross awarded to an Australian flyer for valour in the presence of the enemy was won by Lieutenant Frank McNamara of Number 1 squadron on March 20th, 1917. Following a raid on a train line, despite being wounded himself, McNamara landed and rescued a downed pilot from the raid whilst under enemy fire behind Turkish lines. Interestingly despite heavy involvement in combat over enemy lines, he was the only AFC pilot to be awarded a VC in World War One.