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British Infantry marching in Lille

Heroes who died for a shilling a day: FOR A SHILLING A DAY by Peter Rhodes

British Infantry marching in Lille

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Soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, There were British casualties that day - almost died. The battle continued until mid-November, but no other day produced such appalling losses.

My friends have never been so close to me. I'm so happy that I got to spend the time I did with them.

Canadian soldiers, World War One ~ Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection

British and German wounded, Bernafay Wood, Montauban-de-Picardie, France. 19th July 1916. Bernafay Wood was captured by Divisions of the British XIII Corps on 3-4 July 1916 during the opening days of the Somme offensive. A dressing station was established there soon after its capture. (IWM)

British & German wounded, Bernafay Wood, Montauban-de-Picardie, France, Jul Area was captured by divisions of the British XIII Corps during opening days of the Somme offensive. A dressing station was established soon after its capture.

A soldier of the Royal Irish Rifles captured by the Germans during the Ludendorff Offensive (Operation Michael) of March/April 1918. (© IWM Q 23839)

A soldier of the Royal Irish Rifles captured by the Germans during the Ludendorff Offensive of March/April 1918 (IWM. Q colourised by Doug

British tank officers relaxing around a gramophone player with their pet dogs, in their camp at La Lovie, a town north of Poperinge, Belgium. 26 September 1917.  l-r: Major Richard Cooper, (seated) Captain Wilfred Wyatt, Lieutenant Gerald Edwards, Second Lieutenant Gerald Butler and (seated) Lieutenant Edward Sartin. (They all survived the war)  more here - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3824281/British-soldiers-survived-Ypres-happened-went-home.html  (Photo source - © IWM Q 2897)

British tank officers relaxing around a gramophone player with their pet dogs, in their camp at La Lovie, a town north of Poperinge, Belgium. 26 September 1917. l-r: Major Richard Cooper, (seated) Captain Wilfred Wyatt, Lieutenant Gerald Edwards, Second Lieutenant Gerald Butler and (seated) Lieutenant Edward Sartin. (They all survived the war) more here - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3824281/British-soldiers-survived-Ypres-happened-went-home.html (Photo source - © IWM Q 2897)

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Features a trench coat style that became an appropriate article of clothing for civilian wear as well at the time.

24 April 1915 - 2nd Battle of Ypres. The Germans release a 2nd attack of chlorine gas, this time against the Cdn lines. ILLUSTRATION: There are no photos of the 2nd Battle of Ypres. The Canadians would not yet hire an official photographer for another year. And the British Army had confiscated all cameras in early 1915. We are left to the newspaper illustrations of the day. This one, called "Men Under Gas" from the Times History of the War Illustrated, 1915.

24 April 1915 - Battle of Ypres. The Germans release a attack of…

A British sentry cuts a lonely picture as he stands at his post at sunrise in France, March 1915

World War One realities pictured: 30 emotive images

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