A close-up of the steel spring tyre, created as a substitute tyre because of a shortage of rubber in Germany.

A close-up of the steel spring tyre, created as a substitute tyre because of a shortage of rubber in Germany.


Wounded British soldier who died from thirst on battlefield, Combles.

Wounded British soldier who died from thirst on battlefield, Combles.


Artillery men of the Government forces bringing their gun into action on the Belle Alliance Platz in Berlin and using it against Communist revolutionaries.

Artillery men of the Government forces bringing their gun into action on the Belle Alliance Platz in Berlin and using it against Communist revolutionaries.


During a march past of Indian troops, a woman pins flowers on to the tunic of one of the soldiers. Each soldier is carrying a ceremonial sword.

During a march past of Indian troops, a woman pins flowers on to the tunic of one of the soldiers. Each soldier is carrying a ceremonial sword.


The Battle of the Aisne: German infantry advancing over a captured trench during the attack between Montdidier and Noyon.

The Battle of the Aisne: German infantry advancing over a captured trench during the attack between Montdidier and Noyon.


A captured, British 6 inch howitzer position showing the shells, iron dug-outs and a screen of ruined cottages. Date and location unknown.

A captured, British 6 inch howitzer position showing the shells, iron dug-outs and a screen of ruined cottages. Date and location unknown.


The 12th Battalion Saxon Jaeger field kitchen in Macedonia.

The 12th Battalion Saxon Jaeger field kitchen in Macedonia.


A German soldier aims his rifle from a shallow fold in the ground near Fort Vaux with a dead French soldier on his left during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.

A German soldier aims his rifle from a shallow fold in the ground near Fort Vaux with a dead French soldier on his left during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.


Battle of Arras: Walking wounded having their wounds dressed at a German first aid post, May 1917.

Battle of Arras: Walking wounded having their wounds dressed at a German first aid post, May 1917.


1917-An unidentified German official photographer with his camera on the Western Front.

1917-An unidentified German official photographer with his camera on the Western Front.


1917 - British tanks salvaged by the German Army after the Battle of Cambrai are prepared for transportation to repair shops in the German rear area.

1917 - British tanks salvaged by the German Army after the Battle of Cambrai are prepared for transportation to repair shops in the German rear area.


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Royal Engineers complete construction of Afghan Local Police station in Helmand capital by DVIDSHUB on Flickr.

A patrol crawling forward during the attack on the German trenches at Beaumont Hamel on the first day at the Somme. The slope of the defenders’ hill is clearly visible.

A breakdown in communications caused the 780-man Newfoundland Regiment to be sent forward at Beaumont Hamel on July 1, 1916. The regiment was completely annihilated over the next twenty minutes, with only 110 survivors. Of these, only 67 were available for roll call the following day. In total, the short attack on Beaumont Hamel resulted in ninety percent casualties.

A patrol crawling forward during the attack on the German trenches at Beaumont Hamel on the first day at the Somme. The slope of the defenders’ hill is clearly visible.

A breakdown in communications caused the 780-man Newfoundland Regiment to be sent forward at Beaumont Hamel on July 1, 1916. The regiment was completely annihilated over the next twenty minutes, with only 110 survivors. Of these, only 67 were available for roll call the following day. In total, the short attack on Beaumont Hamel resulted in ninety percent casualties.


Ernest Brooks: Men of the Wiltshire Regiment waving their helmets as they march along the Acheux road to the trenches.

Ernest Brooks: Men of the Wiltshire Regiment waving their helmets as they march along the Acheux road to the trenches.