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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 Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie lying in state Declaration of War 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
German officers in a trench Pro-Germany march in Chicago, USA The French General Joseph Joffre Reservists called up
Colonial troops from Vietnam French officers dining in the trenches 1st French war wounded Cousins
Russian artillery Russian army Russian infantry British troops arrive in France After the Battle of Haelen
British assault on German position One of the taxis that saved Paris The French at the Battle of the Marne Makeshift bridge Medieval city center of Termonde destroyed by the Germans
Louvain, Belgium destroyed by the Germans Belgian refugees First battle of Ypres The Christmas truce Dog trained to search for wounded soldiers while under fire
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 Playing croquet 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 Russians collecting bodies from the battlefield Refugees on the Eastern Front
General Black Jack Pershing American recruits shipping out America has entered the war American cavalryman in France
U.S. Signal Corps telephone operators Motorcycle adopted for combat Americans advancing on a bunker German dives for cover Gas attack
After the Battle of Menin Road Battle of Broodseinde Battle of Broodseinde In Chateau Wood Postcard: Mata Hari
Observation balloon Pilot dropping a bomb The Red Baron Sopwith Camel
German airmen at Christmas Germans in winter Members of the Women's Royal Air Force Hannover CL III Casualties of a gas attack
Standing guard during a German gas attack Mother and daughter in gas masks German officers celebrating the Kaiser's birthday Stretcher bearers Triage station
German prisoners in drag American troop ship American Field Artilery American gun crew German prisoners
Americans advancing to the Forest of Argonne Harlem Hellfighters Soldiers picking lice from their clothes
Charlie Chaplin held aloft by Douglas Fairbanks Receiving first-aid treatment from a comrade French town of Barastre German caption: German prisoners
Army field hospital End of the road Painting names on crosses Grief Locals watching German prisoners
Armistice signed Cutting hair French soldier with mutilated face being fitted with a mask Sergeant Stubby, the most decorated dog in the war The Big Four
Home from the war 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