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The men of II Corps were arriving in Le Cateau. They were tired, worn, and in generally low spirits. In just a few days, they had enlisted, travelled down from Bury to Southampton, sailed across to Boulogne, then marched two days towards Cambrai, where they would stand and fight. (8,000 casualties inflicted on British rear-guard at the Battle of Le Cateau on 26 Aug.)

The men of II Corps were arriving in Le Cateau. They were tired, worn, and in generally low spirits. In just a few days, they had enlisted, travelled down from Bury to Southampton, sailed across to Boulogne, then marched two days towards Cambrai, where they would stand and fight. (8,000 casualties inflicted on British rear-guard at the Battle of Le Cateau on 26 Aug.)

1st Battalion, Irish Guards prepare to leave Wellington Barracks, Westminster, London, following the outbreak of the First World War, 6 August 1914. The Battalion arrived in France as part of the British Expeditionary Force on 13 August 1914.

1st Battalion, Irish Guards prepare to leave Wellington Barracks, Westminster, London, following the outbreak of the First World War, 6 August 1914. The Battalion arrived in France as part of the British Expeditionary Force on 13 August 1914.

http://www.arcangel-images.com photograph: collaborationjs

http://www.arcangel-images.com photograph: collaborationjs

"The Last Alarm of a Hapless German Sentinel" - The War Illustrated, WWI

"The Last Alarm of a Hapless German Sentinel" - The War Illustrated, WWI

British troops charging into German trenches

British troops charging into German trenches

24 April 1915 - 2nd Battle of Ypres. The Germans release a 2nd attack of chlorine gas, this time against the Cdn lines. ILLUSTRATION: There are no photos of the 2nd Battle of Ypres. The Canadians would not yet hire an official photographer for another year. And the British Army had confiscated all cameras in early 1915. We are left to the newspaper illustrations of the day. This one, called "Men Under Gas" from the Times History of the War Illustrated, 1915.

24 April 1915 - 2nd Battle of Ypres. The Germans release a 2nd attack of chlorine gas, this time against the Cdn lines. ILLUSTRATION: There are no photos of the 2nd Battle of Ypres. The Canadians would not yet hire an official photographer for another year. And the British Army had confiscated all cameras in early 1915. We are left to the newspaper illustrations of the day. This one, called "Men Under Gas" from the Times History of the War Illustrated, 1915.

British; 16th(The Queen's) Lancers, Charge!!! c.1914 by H.Payne

British; 16th(The Queen's) Lancers, Charge!!! c.1914 by H.Payne

A British sentry cuts a lonely picture as he stands at his post at sunrise in France, March 1915

World War One realities pictured: 30 emotive images

A British sentry cuts a lonely picture as he stands at his post at sunrise in France, March 1915

Guerre 14-18 : La bataille de Mons - Documentaire Histoire Ep14

Guerre 14-18 : La bataille de Mons - Documentaire Histoire Ep14

5th Dragoon Guards

5th Dragoon Guards

1915 LOOS Print BRITISH SCOTTISH SOLDIERS Division Battle Attack Charge S. WOOD

Military History Print, Ww1, Battle Of Loos, British Advance 1915

1915 LOOS Print BRITISH SCOTTISH SOLDIERS Division Battle Attack Charge S. WOOD

Gallipoli: 25th of April 1915, ‘W’ Beach, Cape Helles. Helles is Greece in Greek, in English it looks like Hell. The1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers storms the beach under withering fire. 6 VCs were won; of the first 200 men who landed only 21 survived. The action was referred to as “6 VC’s before breakfast'. Well, I guess you had to laugh, didn't you?.

Gallipoli: 25th of April 1915, ‘W’ Beach, Cape Helles. Helles is Greece in Greek, in English it looks like Hell. The1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers storms the beach under withering fire. 6 VCs were won; of the first 200 men who landed only 21 survived. The action was referred to as “6 VC’s before breakfast'. Well, I guess you had to laugh, didn't you?.

Bodies of 21 German soldiers buried alive in WW1 trench found perfectly preserved 94 years later | Mail Online

The 'Pompeii' of the Western Front: Archaeologists find the bodies of 21 tragic World War One German soldiers in perfectly preserved trenches where they were buried alive by an Allied shell

Bodies of 21 German soldiers buried alive in WW1 trench found perfectly preserved 94 years later | Mail Online

First WW1 British casualty may have been victim of friendly fire

First WW1 British casualty may have been victim of friendly fire

Charge of the First Life Guards at the battle of Klein Zillebeke November 6th 1914 by Harry Payne.

Charge of the First Life Guards at the battle of Klein Zillebeke November 6th 1914 by Harry Payne.

A shell explodes close to British troops at Y Wood near Hooge, in the Ypres Salient. 16 June 915.

A shell explodes close to British troops at Y Wood near Hooge, in the Ypres Salient. 16 June 915.