Dismembered soldiers sucked into cesspools of mud. Shattered tree trunks and the waft of poison gas hovering over the wounded who were awaiting their fates on the scarred soil of Flanders Fields.
Some military specialists now argue the battles of Passchendaele were not only necessary but achieved some key Allied goals that were worth the cost.
Women's football was huge during World War One, drawing crowds of 53,000 even after the war had ended. So why did it disappear so dramatically, asks Gemma Fay.
Soldiers no longer thought of the enemy as wearing a uniform. It was the mud, deep and devouring. Back in England, rhetoric was directed at the “evil Hun”; no one mentioned the mud.
Etaples was a notorious British army base camp for soldiers on their way to the front, whether raw recruits from England or battle-weary veterans.
Canary Girls, stained yellow by toxic chemicals, risked life and limb to supply ammunition to the frontline.
World War I brought about tremendous change for African Americans and their place in American society.
Heathcote Williams, poet, playwright, essayist, lyricist, actor, artist, magician, political activist and much else besides, died 1 July 2017
The trick will be to get people in the 21st century to believe that the human sacrifice was for some good purpose — and that it could be again.
We will have to move beyond war to nonviolent conflict resolution, aid, diplomacy, disarmament, cooperation, and the rule of law.
More deliberate lies were told in WW1 than in any other period of history, and the whole apparatus of the state went into action to suppress the truth.
Einstein thought the first world war was madness and he was a lifelong pacifist and war resister.