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Just Eat. National Trust. Premium Articles. Subscription offers. Subscription sign in. Read latest edition. UK Edition. US Edition. Log in using your social network account. Please enter a valid password. Keep me logged in. Want an ad-free experience? Subscribe to Independent Premium. View offers. Download the new Indpendent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now. Shape Created with Sketch. First World War in images: Hidden and extraordinary - a brand new gallery Show all Two German soldiers lie in anticipation of Allied forces with their dogs.

In a trench inside of North Germany, German forces are prepared for a dangerous poison gas attack. Both soldiers and dogs don state-of-the-art gas masks in this image. In the well-constructed German trenches, a small group of soldiers attempt to remove the lice from their uniforms. Lice were a very common problem in the dank conditions present in the trenches during WW1.

An aerial dogfight between at least 5 planes can be observed here. Dogfighting was the main method of attack between aircraft because the developments in aerial technology made it increasingly difficult to drop projectiles onto another plane. This dogfight took place over the Western Front, most likely near to France or Britain.

A pigeon armed with a camera for aerial surveillance over France, about A British Sergeant Major displays how to effectively utilise a bayonet in a training demonstration. This fighting instruction was necessary for most soldiers-to-be since this would have been their first experience of conflict. A pair of German U-boats, both which had been sunk during the war, washed up within mere feet of each other on the Cornish coastline, near to Falmouth.

A dog working for the Red Cross charity hospital service has his injured paw bandaged by an Allied soldier. The Red Cross organisation provided health care for thousands of soldiers, helping to reduce the monumental WW1 death toll.

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A view from below of an early Austrian aircraft. This fighter plane heavily resembles a bird, indicating the immediate progression of aircraft and displaying how new and revolutionary they were at the time. The use of animals during the First World War was still evident as all involved nations struggled to immediately adapt to the more modern type of warfare.

Horses were still used in cavalry charges, despite being mercilessly mowed down by machine guns as old methods met new technology. Although aircraft were not initially believed to be an effective offensive strategy in the theatre of war, this plane shoots at an operational tank, causing it to burst into smoke and flames. Women dressed all in white giving soldiers flowers. These soldiers are marching through London on a final parade before they head to war. Despite being created for the traversal of boggy, war-torn farmlands typical of the First World War, this tank is returned to nature as it is submerged into the earth.

A group of navy men abandon ship; escaping miraculously from a sinking submarine using one of the ship's boats. A further man is pictured to be clambering down a suspended rope to make his exit. A troop of Italian soldiers clamber up a snow-covered slope, shouldering skis and other snow-proof equipment.

This scenario presents an alternative viewpoint of the First World War, showing that the theatre of war consisted of more than just boggy grassland. Young navy recruits undergo fitness training. This was a rigorous procedure to select the fittest recruits, and also to make all other recruits fitter; ready for naval service. A bird's eye view of Flanders, Belgium shows the devastation wrought by a combined poison gas and flame attack on the German trench. This offensive was orchestrated by the French forces. A convoy of US ships patrols the Atlantic Ocean.

Their risk - and the danger they posed in turn - is in contrast to the serene beauty of sunlight rays piercing the cloud. A small company of soldiers travel into the occupied town of Cambrai, which lies in ruins. Rubble and debris line the streets, whilst glass no longer fills the windows. Smoke and dust from the destruction and ongoing fighting creates a dense camouflage preventing the soldiers from seeing very far, or being seen.

An early Italian bomber plane flies by the Woolworth building in New York. The image here has been damaged and has aged significantly, as can be observed by the quality of the paper on which the photograph is printed.

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In mid , towards the climax of the so-called 'Great War', a large crowd containing many German Prisoners Of War POWs , captured by the British forces throughout the 4-year period, is photographed. It is reported that many thousands of German soldiers were captured during the conflict. Multiple tanks, these being made by Renault, have been defeated by the trenches. The two tanks most prominent in the image are tilted onto their noses, after failing to successfully cross a trench line and therefore upending into the trenches, only to be abandoned.

These navy ships were heavily equipped with well-developed weaponry capable of easily sinking faraway vessels. Young recruits from the United States Navy are trained to cook and create dishes in preparation for life on deck. Long lasting and resilient foods are prepared in order to save time, space and resources on long voyages. A German biplane drops a light bomb by hand. In the early years of the First World War, technology was not developed enough to implement automatic bomb delivery systems. Powerful propaganda was not uncommon during the First World War period; it was rather used to influence, shape and measure public opinion.

A German storm trooper unit emerges from a large, dense cloud of poison gas. This particular gas cloud was set down by the German army to provide cover for their own forces. A fire on an operational vessel is being fought by the sailors on board. This damage caused by a torpedo missile or another ship in battle has caused the ship to rock, or tilt to one side as depicted by the excess wake on the boat's starboard right side.

A French plane shot down by a German biplane during the Battle of Verdun. A long trail of smoke indicates the combustibility of the materials that early planes were fashioned from; such as taut leather. The often jagged and irregular lines on the ground below are the trench lines; scars on the earth of which some still remain today.

A member of the British Navy; HMS Cornwallis was engaged in the Gallipoli offensive and can be seen to be firing onto the shore in this image. A pre-WW1 invention, a mono-plane flies overhead as a steam train travels below.

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This combination of differing transport mediums provides an indication of the early technological developments as WW1 began. An army recruitment poster. The text roughly translates to; 'sign up for the victory loan'. It appeals to those living in Canada to sign up to help fight with the Allied forces. Battleships were one of the highest class of naval vessel, and renowned for their size and destructive ability. A combination of British and French troops came together during the offensive on the Gallipoli Peninsula to defeat Turkish forces protecting the area.

They are making the most of the mountainous terrain to shield their position. A look inside one small part of a munitions factory. The two women shown working here are engaged in crafting operational shells to drop on the German trench line in an attempt to break the stalemate.

Due to the motion of vessels in tidal waters, practice was necessary to ensure accuracy on the ocean.