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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.
June 1914 - Blood-stained uniform of Archduke Franz Ferdinand July 1914 - Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie lying in state 4 August 1914 4 August 1914 - Declaration of War August 1914 - Englishman enlisting
1914 - Churchill inspecting sailors August 1914 - Ready to leave August 1914 - Englishmen off to war Soldier who was part of the 1st Australian Imperial Force Kaiser Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany
c. 1914 - Battleship on parade for Kaiser Wilhelm II August 1914 - German students going to enlist August 1914 - Germans on their way to battle German soldier with flowers 1914 - German prediction
German officers in a trench German soldiers playing cards 1914 - Pro-Germany march in Chicago, USA 1914 - The French Army 1914 - General Joseph Joffre
August 1914 - Reservists called up Colonial troops from Vietnam French officers dining in the trenches 1914 - 1st French war wounded
Cousins Russian Imperial Army Officer 1914 - Russian artillery 1914 - Russian army August 1914 - British troops arrive in France
French cavalry horses swimming across a river August 1914 - After the Battle of Haelen August 1914 - Louvain, Belgium destroyed by the Germans August 1914 - British assault on German position September 1914 - One of the taxis that saved Paris
September 1914 - The French at the Battle of the Marne September 1914 - Makeshift bridge 1914 - Flamethrower September 1914 - Medieval city center of Termonde destroyed by the Germans 1914 - Belgian refugees
December 1914 - Germans preparing for Christmas December 1914 - The Christmas truce 1915 - Dog trained to search for wounded soldiers while under fire 1915 - An elephant, from the Hamburg Zoo, used by the Germans April 1915 - British sailing to Gallipoli
1915 - Australian soldier at Gallipoli c. 1915 - Bringing a comrade to hospital 1915 - Paying respects 1915 - Indian infantry in gas masks 1915 - Allied warships
1915 - Mascot of the battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth German U-boat 1917 - Launching a torpedo British cargo ship attacked by German U-boat c. 1917 - Escaping from a torpedoed ship
May 1915 - Londoners attack immigrant German's cigar store 1915 - Playing croquet American isolationists Ambulance
Nurse Edith Cavell, pioneer of modern nursing in Belgium c. 1916 - Dead German 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 22 September 1916 - German balloon 1916 - Britisher giving water to a wounded German Mass on the battlefield 1916 - Verdun, destroyed
1916 - Verdun 1916 - Going Over the top 1916 - A stretcher case being brought in from La Boisselle 1916
1916 - German soldier at the entrance to his dugout 1916 - German soldier 1917 - German observation post 1917 - Little girl rescued by a British soldier Philippe Pétain
March 1917 - British advance on Bapaume April 1917 - Firing Over Vimy Ridge April 1917 - Celebrating victory after the Battle of Vimy Ridge 1917 - British prisoners of war
1917 - Russian troops awaiting a German attack Homeless French boy German giving British prisoner a light 1917 - Germans on the Eastern front Russians collecting bodies from the battlefield
Russian being buried where he fell Refugees on the Eastern Front 1917 - Poster by James Montgomery Flagg May 1917 - General Black Jack Pershing 19 September 1917 - American recruits shipping out
1917 - American cavalryman in France 1917 - British soldiers having lunch 1917 - U.S. Signal Corps telephone operators 1917 - Motorcycle adopted for combat 1917 - Americans advancing on a bunker
1917 - German dives for cover September 1917 - Gas attack September 1917 - Dressing station during the Battle of Menin Road September 1917 - After the Battle of Menin Road October 1917 - Battle of Broodseinde
October 1917 - Battle of Broodseinde October 1917 - In Chateau Wood 1917- The mud of Passchendaele Postcard: Mata Hari November 1917 - Bridge over the River Scheldt
Observation balloon Pilot dropping a bomb 1917 - The Red Baron Albert Ball, British flying ace Sopwith Camel
c. 1917 - An aircraft crashed and burning in German territory Sunday morning service German airmen at Christmas 1917 - Germans in winter
27 January 1918 - German officers celebrating the Kaiser's birthday c. 1918 - Germans crossing a field 1918 - Members of the Women's Royal Air Force 1918 - Hannover CL III 1918 - A German pilot lies dead in his crashed airplane
1918 - Casualties of a gas attack 1918 - Standing guard during a German gas attack 1918 - Mother and daughter in gas masks March 1918 - Prisoner salvaging valuables of fellow Englishmen killed in battle 1918 - Stretcher bearers
17 July 1918 - Triage station German prisoners in drag 1918- American troop ship 1918 - American Field Artilery American gun crew
August 1918 - German prisoners September 1918 - Americans advancing to the Forest of Argonne Harlem Hellfighters Soldiers picking lice from their clothes
1918 1918 - Charlie Chaplin held aloft by Douglas Fairbanks September 1918 - Receiving first-aid treatment from a comrade October 1918 - French town of Barastre September 1918 - German caption:
1918 - German prisoners 20 September 1918 - Army field hospital 1918 - End of the road 1918 - Painting names on crosses Grief
1 November 1918 - Locals watching German prisoners November 1918 - After 4 years of German occupation, greeting Americans 11 November 1918 - Armistice signed 1918 - Cutting hair Electric shock treatment
Soldier with mutilated face being fitted with a mask Sergeant Stubby, the most decorated dog in the war January 1919 - The Big Four 1919 - Home from the war 1919 - Waiting for parade on Veterans Day
Bastille Day 1919 - French veteran selling his medals 1923 - German veteran Paintings of WWI
Paintings of WWI
Posters from WWI
Posters from WWI