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Wet and muddied, English prisoners of war are assembled in a Belgian courtyard shortly after their arrival from the battlefields near Ypres, sometime around April 1915. The Second Battle of Ypres was fought in the Spring of 1915 and it was during this battle, the Germans used poisonous gas for the first time on the Western Front. Prior to this they had been gassing Russians on the Eastern Front with some success.

World War I photo album - Photos - Rare WWI photos show realities of life in the trenches

World War I photo album Putney describes his grandfather as a "staunch pacifist" who was a trained architect when he was first conscripted into the German Army. After surviving one of the bloodiest wars in history, Koessler left Germany to move to Los Angeles in 1925 where he became a well-respected art director at Universal Studios. Here, he's seen standing in uniform (l.)., while in another photo his comrades pose in the trenches.

PARIS 1914, Autochrome Lumière.

Russian war Hospital. WW1

Historique : La bataille d'Ypres (1915) - la guerre des gaz - Le blog de Thierry

Diary of a WWI hero to be posted online 100 years to the day, each day the entry was written: Private Arthur Linfoot volunteered for the Royal Army Medical Corps when he was 25 years old in 1915. He kept a journal of his experiences while in the trenches of France. The journal begins on January 1, 1914 and ends on December 31 1918. Visit the blog run by his grandson:

Régiment de dragons à Avesnes en 1914 en direction du front Belge.

Wounded soldiers arriving at Rheims (Reims) station from the Western Front during World War I.

Vente des journaux sur un éventaire, Rexpoede (Nord), 6 septembre 1917.

Canadians wounded at the Battle of Amiens lying outside of the 10th Field Ambulance Dressing Station. German prisoners of war are also dispersed through the crowd. They likely carried some of the wounded back to the dressing station and are now...