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We had to sit in here for days with tons of dead bodies and other men while trying to fight for our country

Russian troops awaiting a German attack. 1917 This is a typical rear-guard trench, characteristic of the field fortifications of the great retreat. National Geographic Magazine, Volume 31 page 379

Historical Times

historicaltimes: “ Battle of Caporetto: Dead Italian troops, killed in a gas attack by German troops, on the heights of Tolmein, November Continua a leggere ”

The bloodstained coat of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, assassinated in 1914. Getty

BEGINNING OF WWI in 1914 (bloodstained coat of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, assassinated in triggered WWI, from this one man and traveled down a thousand veins of alliances, to millions dead, frozen and starved. It's one hell of a coat)

We will never forget the soldiers that lost there lives fighting of our great country

We will never forget the soldiers that lost there lives fighting of our great country 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

Europa 1814-19

Map comparing Europe 1914 with Europe 1923 showing old empires becoming new countries/ via bbc.hoping to somehow find my maternal great grandmother but she immigrated from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

He wanted to join the Marines, but he was too short. The paratroopers wouldn’t…

He Was Just 16 But He Became the Most Decorated WWII Soldier

French soldiers filmed during the battle of the Somme 1916, leaving their trench and heading into no-mans land.

French soldiers filmed during the battle of the Somme leaving their trench & heading into No Man's Land.

The Battle of Verdunwas fought from 21 February – 18 December 1916 during the First World War on the Western Front between the German and French armies, on hills north of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north-eastern France. The German Fifth Army attacked the defences of the Région Fortifiée de Verdun (RFV) and the Second Army on the right bank of the Meuse, intending rapidly to capture the Côtes de Meuse (Meuse Heights) from which Verdun could be overlooked and bombarded with observed artillery-fire.

German The Battle of Verdunwas, the Germans attacking French positions.

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