Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War, also known as the Great War, lasted until November 11th, 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout…

WWI centenary: The 100 year old trenches of Flanders Fields, in pictures

Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War, also known as the Great War, lasted until November 11th, 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout…

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Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. Flanders Field 100 years later: Of the battles, the largest, best-known, and most costly in human suffering was the Third Battle of Ypres (21 July to 6 November 1917, also known as the Battle of Passchendaele), in which the British, Canadian, ANZAC, and French forces recaptured the Passchendaele Ridge east of the city at a terrible cost of lives.

WWI centenary: The 100 year old trenches of Flanders Fields, in pictures

Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. Flanders Field 100 years later: Of the battles, the largest, best-known, and most costly in human suffering was the Third Battle of Ypres (21 July to 6 November 1917, also known as the Battle of Passchendaele), in which the British, Canadian, ANZAC, and French forces recaptured the Passchendaele Ridge east of the city at a terrible cost of lives.

Maui, Qiana (Sec 1):The Battle of Vimy Ridge began at dawn on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917, these Soldiers are carrying their fellow injured soldier after an attack on Vimy Ridge.

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Maui, Qiana (Sec 1):The Battle of Vimy Ridge began at dawn on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917, these Soldiers are carrying their fellow injured soldier after an attack on Vimy Ridge.

MINISTRY INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION (Q 2907)   Battle of Polygon Wood. The 15-inch Mark II Howitzer shown in Q.2906, about to fire. Near Ypres, 27th September 1917.

MINISTRY INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION (Q 2907) Battle of Polygon Wood. The 15-inch Mark II Howitzer shown in Q.2906, about to fire. Near Ypres, 27th September 1917.

Most trenches were very small and tight living quarters. Soldiers would be sleeping with their recently fallen comrads.

Most trenches were very small and tight living quarters. Soldiers would be sleeping with their recently fallen comrads.

MINISTRY INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION (Q 33657) Visit to Woolwich 2 .

MINISTRY INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION (Q 33657) Visit to Woolwich 2 .

A German chemical attack using Chlorine during the Second Battle of Ypres.

A German chemical attack using Chlorine during the Second Battle of Ypres.

An Australian Medical Officer attends a wounded man at an Advanced Dressing Station during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).

An Australian Medical Officer attends a wounded man at an Advanced Dressing Station during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).

A view of the military section of the graveyard in the village of Vlamertinghe, near Ypres. Seen here is Lieutenant George Hubert Wilkins, an Australian Official Photographer, inspecting the crosses, to each of which is affixed a name and identification tablet, inscribed, ‘Here lies a British soldier, RIP’.

A view of the military section of the graveyard in the village of Vlamertinghe, near Ypres. Seen here is Lieutenant George Hubert Wilkins, an Australian Official Photographer, inspecting the crosses, to each of which is affixed a name and identification tablet, inscribed, ‘Here lies a British soldier, RIP’.

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