The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

Friday 1 July 2016 marked the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, the biggest conflict seen on the Western Front during World War I. Here are some of the most arresting photos from the war. Contains graphic images.

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

Friday 1 July 2016 marked the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, the biggest conflict seen on the Western Front during World War I. Here are some of the most arresting photos fr.

This is a unique photo taken just after taking a bullet through the top of his helmet during an ambush in Hoc Mon Province, June 15 1968. 1st Platoon B CO 2/22nd of the 25th Infantry. ~ Vietnam War

Vietnam War: June This is a unique photo taken just after taking a bullet through the top of his helmet during an ambush in Hoc Mon Province, June 15 Platoon B CO of the Infantry.

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

A combat engineer listening to German movement near Verdun, 1915 Photo credit: Rex USA — in Verdun.

Young soldier surrounded by icicles, France. The soldier is wearing a cloth wrapped round his head under his helmet. He has a thick sheepskin waistcoat over his ordinary uniform which is fastened with leather straps. His hands and face still look quite grubby and he is smoking a cigarette. He is sitting amongst what appears to be the complex supports of a wooden structure. The icicles hanging from this are thick and long. This photograph, clearly illustrates the harsh realities at the Front.

WWI: Wintry scene on the Western Front a young soldier surrounded by icicles, France.

Australian sniper, 1915

Australian light horseman using a periscope rifle, Gallipoli 1915

The 'Pompeii' of the Western Front: Archaeologists find the bodies of 21 tragic World War One German soldiers in perfectly preserved trenches where they were buried alive by an Allied shell.

The 'Pompeii' of the Western Front: Archaeologists find the bodies of 21 tragic World War One German soldiers in perfectly preserved trenches where they were buried alive by an Allied shell

German soldiers preserved in World War I shelter discovered after nearly 100 years Twenty-one German soldiers entombed in a perfectly preserved World War One shelter have been discovered 94 years after they were killed.

Les images les plus puissantes de la Première Guerre mondiale

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

Friday 1 July 2016 marked the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, the biggest conflict seen on the Western Front during World War I. Here are some of the most arresting photos from the war. Contains graphic images.

American soldiers of the 89th Infantry Division posing with their tractor-drawn artillery in front of what was said to be the largest Zeppelin hangar in Germany at Trier Air Base during the Occupation of the Rhineland, 1918. Animated stereoview. More information. Wikipedia entry. Original stereocard.

American soldiers of the Infantry Division posing with their tractor-drawn artillery in front of what was said to be the largest Zeppelin hangar in Germany at Trier Air Base during the Occupation of the Rhineland,

"La Jeune Fille a la Fleur," a photograph by Marc Riboud, shows the young pacifist Jane Rose Kasmir planting a flower on the bayonets of guards at the Pentagon during a protest against the Vietnam War on October 21, 1967. The photograph would eventually become the symbol of the flower power movement.

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“La Jeune Fille a la Fleur,” a photograph by Marc Riboud, shows the young pacifist Jane Rose Kasmir planting a flower on the bayonets of guards at the Pentagon during a protest against the Vietnam War. The symbol of the Flower Power movement.

Iconic photograph: "Wait For Me Daddy," by Claude P. Dettloff, October 1, 1940: A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother's hand to reach out for his father. (H/t Jodi P)  Via: vancouverhistory.ca

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WWII goodbyes “Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff, October A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother’s hand to reach out for his father.

30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever (16/30), 27. Russian soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943

30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever

Russian soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943 Image credits: Shirak Karapetyan-Milshtein - photograph was created in for a photo competition. It is based on archive photos from the war in Russia in

<> Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

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"War is hell" - Horst Faas. An American soldier wears a hand lettered “War Is Hell” slogan on his helmet, Vietnam, 1965

one of the most heartbreaking images I've ever seen:  A French civilian watching as the Nazis occupy Paris during WWII.

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

Eugene Smith, A Frenchman weeps as German soldiers march into the French capital, Paris, on June after the Allied armies had been driven back across France.

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