Here Is What Happened 100 Years Ago: Harrowing Photos Show The Horror Of The First World War

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It would never be the same once all these happen. War itself can change many things, even if you were fighting for the right cause.

1. Blasted to smithereens:

A pensive soldier stands in the ruins of a religious building in Verdun, France, which was a heavily-contested battlefield

harrowing photos show the horror of the First World War from 100 years ago

2. Waste and ruin:

Pictured below are food stores deliberately burned to the ground. The First World War impacted the lives of civilians directly and painfully

harrowing photos show the horror of the First World War from 100 years ago

3. No-man’s land:

This U.S. soldier, who lies dead, entangled in barbed wire between rival trenches in northern Europe, was one of millions whose lives were claimed by war

harrowing photos show the horror of the First World War from 100 years ago

4.Ecstasy of fumbling:

Crippling chemical weapons including chlorine and mustard gas were used in a military context for the first time in the First World War, leading to soldiers on the front being issued with masks to counter the effects. Here British Machine Gun Corps soldiers bunker down during the first Battle of the Somme

harrowing photos show the horror of the First World War from 100 years ago

5. Poignant:

A rifle and a helmet are the only memorial which can be seen to a French soldier who died in the trenches at Verdun

harrowing photos show the horror of the First World War from 100 years ago

6. Swamped:

Soldiers spent years manning a network of trenches which snaked across Europe. Pictured above is an abandoned trench at Ypres in Belgium

harrowing photos show the horror of the First World War from 100 years ago

7. War in the skies:

Fighter planes were deployed for the first time during the war. Above a dogfight can be seen between fighters branded with the RAF logo and members of the German Luftstreitkräfte

harrowing photos show the horror of the First World War from 100 years ago

8. Over the top:

Pictured above are British soldiers leaping over a trench with bayonet rifles as they charge towards their enemy – probably lying in wait with machine guns

harrowing photos show the horror of the First World War from 100 years ago

9. Shelling:

The war was dominated by artillery fire, which battered towns and trenches for years on end. Above is pictured a German Howitzer firing on Paris

harrowing photos show the horror of the First World War from 100 years ago

10. War effort:

Pictured are women at a munitions factory in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, producing shells for artillery batteries on the front lines

harrowing photos show the horror of the First World War from 100 years ago

Via: Dailymail.co.uk

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