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The Great War

Called "The War to End All Wars", it was fought from 1914 to 1918, but eventually and tragically, it turned out to be simply The First World War. (Total number of men mobilized to fight: 65 million. Percentage who died: 57%. Number of casualties: 37 million.)
Blood-stained uniform of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Englishman enlisting Churchill inspecting sailors Ready to leave
Englishmen off to war Soldier who was part of the 1st Australian Imperial Force Kaiser Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany Battleship on parade for Kaiser Wilhelm II German students going to enlist
Germans on their way to battle German soldier with flowers German prediction Louvain, Belgium destroyed by the Germans German officers in a trench
British assault on German position Medieval city center of Termonde destroyed by the Germans Belgian refugees Pro-Germany march in Chicago, USA The French
Reservists called up Colonial troops from Vietnam French officers dining in the trenches Cousins
Russian artillery Russian army Russian infantry British troops arrive in France One of the taxis that saved Paris
First battle of Ypres The Christmas truce British sailing to Gallipoli Bringing a comrade to hospital Australian soldier at Gallipoli
Paying respects Indian infantry in gas masks Allied warships Mascot of the battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth German U-boat
Launching a torpedo British cargo ship attacked by German U-boat Escaping from a torpedoed ship Londoners attack immigrant German's cigar store
American isolationists Edith Cavell, pioneer of modern nursing in Belgium Shell shocked
Ambulance train Tending to the wounded Horse-drawn German ambulances with bomb damage Carrier pidgeon transport vehicle Carrier pigeon
Carrier pigeon released from a tank Austrian soldiers punishing Russians prisoners Verdun Britisher giving water to a wounded German Mass on the battlefield
Going Over the top A stretcher case being brought in from La Boisselle German soldier at the entrance to his dugout
German soldier Little girl rescued by a British soldier Philippe Pétain Firing Over Vimy Ridge Celebrating victory after the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Homeless French boy German giving British prisoner a light Germans on the Eastern front Refugees on the Eastern Front
General Black Jack Pershing America has entered the war American cavalryman in France Americans advancing on a bunker
German dives for cover After the Battle of Menin Road In Chateau Wood Battle of Broodseinde Postcard: Mata Hari
Observation balloon Pilot dropping a bomb The Red Baron Sopwith Camel
German airmen at Christmas Germans in winter Hannover CL III Casualties of a gas attack Standing guard during a German gas attack
Mother and daughter in gas masks German prisoners in drag American troop ship American Field Artilery American gun crew
Americans advancing to the Forest of Argonne Harlem Hellfighters Soldiers picking lice from their clothes
Charlie Chaplin held aloft by Douglas Fairbanks French town of Barastre German caption: German prisoners Army field hospital
End of the road Grief Armistice signed Painting names on crosses Cutting hair
Home from the war The Big Four Waiting for parade on Veterans Day French veteran selling his medals German veteran
Paintings of WWI
Paintings of WWI
Posters from WWI
Posters from WWI