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100 years since World War One

An American gun crew from Regimental Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry, fires a 37mm gun during an advance against German entrenched positions. Location unknown. 

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An American gun crew from Regimental Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry, fires a 37mm gun during an advance against German entrenched positions. Location unknown. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

An American gun crew from Regimental Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry, fires a 37mm gun during an advance against German entrenched positions. Location unknown. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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A gunnery officer writes a Christmas message on a Canadian heavy howitzer during the Battle of the Somme, France, November, 1916. The first Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in history, claimed 1,250,000 casualties. 


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A gunnery officer writes a Christmas message on a Canadian heavy howitzer during the Battle of the Somme, France, November, 1916. The first Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in history, claimed 1,250,000 casualties. Library and...more

A gunnery officer writes a Christmas message on a Canadian heavy howitzer during the Battle of the Somme, France, November, 1916. The first Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in history, claimed 1,250,000 casualties. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS
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German prisoners in a French prison camp, circa 1917 - 1919. 

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German prisoners in a French prison camp, circa 1917 - 1919. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS

German prisoners in a French prison camp, circa 1917 - 1919. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
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Two gas shells explode near Canadian lines during the Battle of the Somme, October, 1916. 

  
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Two gas shells explode near Canadian lines during the Battle of the Somme, October, 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS

Two gas shells explode near Canadian lines during the Battle of the Somme, October, 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS
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Six U.S. soldiers, with five of them wearing gas masks and the other one holding his throat, are seen in an undated photo probably used for training purpose. 

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Six U.S. soldiers, with five of them wearing gas masks and the other one holding his throat, are seen in an undated photo probably used for training purpose. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

Six U.S. soldiers, with five of them wearing gas masks and the other one holding his throat, are seen in an undated photo probably used for training purpose. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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American, British, French, and German gas masks. 


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American, British, French, and German gas masks. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

American, British, French, and German gas masks. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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French cyclists of the Cavalry Corps, on the Champagne Front, eastern France, September 1915. 


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French cyclists of the Cavalry Corps, on the Champagne Front, eastern France, September 1915. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez

French cyclists of the Cavalry Corps, on the Champagne Front, eastern France, September 1915. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
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The sinking of the German armored cruiser SMS Blucher during a naval engagement between German and British dreadnoughts in the North Sea, January 1915. Photo taken from the deck of the British cruiser HMS Arethusa. 


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The sinking of the German armored cruiser SMS Blucher during a naval engagement between German and British dreadnoughts in the North Sea, January 1915. Photo taken from the deck of the British cruiser HMS Arethusa. U.S. National Archives/via...more

The sinking of the German armored cruiser SMS Blucher during a naval engagement between German and British dreadnoughts in the North Sea, January 1915. Photo taken from the deck of the British cruiser HMS Arethusa. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
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French troops from the rear guard eating lunch near Arras, northern France. 

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French troops from the rear guard eating lunch near Arras, northern France. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez

French troops from the rear guard eating lunch near Arras, northern France. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
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Dead German soldiers after a Canadian charge during the Battle of the Somme, France, 1916. 


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Dead German soldiers after a Canadian charge during the Battle of the Somme, France, 1916. W.I. Castle/Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS

Dead German soldiers after a Canadian charge during the Battle of the Somme, France, 1916. W.I. Castle/Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS
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Wounded lie in an American field hospital in Auteuil, Paris, France.  


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Wounded lie in an American field hospital in Auteuil, Paris, France. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

Wounded lie in an American field hospital in Auteuil, Paris, France. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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Soldiers follow a British Mark IV tank at Ribecourt la Tour, near Cambrai, during the Battle of Cambrai, November 1917. 


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Soldiers follow a British Mark IV tank at Ribecourt la Tour, near Cambrai, during the Battle of Cambrai, November 1917. REUTERS/Files

Soldiers follow a British Mark IV tank at Ribecourt la Tour, near Cambrai, during the Battle of Cambrai, November 1917. REUTERS/Files
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Canadian stretcher bearers carry the dead from a battlefield during the Battle of the Somme, July,1916. 


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Canadian stretcher bearers carry the dead from a battlefield during the Battle of the Somme, July,1916. Henry Edward Knobel/Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS

Canadian stretcher bearers carry the dead from a battlefield during the Battle of the Somme, July,1916. Henry Edward Knobel/Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS
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A photo described as showing French troopers under General Gouraud driving back Germans with their machine guns amongst the ruins of a cathedral near the Marne, France, circa 1918. 


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A photo described as showing French troopers under General Gouraud driving back Germans with their machine guns amongst the ruins of a cathedral near the Marne, France, circa 1918. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS

A photo described as showing French troopers under General Gouraud driving back Germans with their machine guns amongst the ruins of a cathedral near the Marne, France, circa 1918. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
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An American Expeditionary Force doctor tends to an injured American soldier immediately behind the first trench line in France, 1919. 
   

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An American Expeditionary Force doctor tends to an injured American soldier immediately behind the first trench line in France, 1919. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

An American Expeditionary Force doctor tends to an injured American soldier immediately behind the first trench line in France, 1919. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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U.S. soldiers of the 1st Division advance to seize and hold Cantigny, France, May 1918. 
   

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U.S. soldiers of the 1st Division advance to seize and hold Cantigny, France, May 1918. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS

U.S. soldiers of the 1st Division advance to seize and hold Cantigny, France, May 1918. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
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American soldiers getting bowls of chocolate and rolls in the American Red Cross canteen at Toulouse, France, circa 1918. 


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American soldiers getting bowls of chocolate and rolls in the American Red Cross canteen at Toulouse, France, circa 1918. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS

American soldiers getting bowls of chocolate and rolls in the American Red Cross canteen at Toulouse, France, circa 1918. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
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U.S. soldiers of the American Expeditionary Force during a pause in fighting. Location unknown. 

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U.S. soldiers of the American Expeditionary Force during a pause in fighting. Location unknown. U.S. Army/via REUTERS

U.S. soldiers of the American Expeditionary Force during a pause in fighting. Location unknown. U.S. Army/via REUTERS
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American soldiers charging an enemy position. Location unknown. 


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American soldiers charging an enemy position. Location unknown. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

American soldiers charging an enemy position. Location unknown. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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An Army nurse assists with treatment of a patient. Blood banks were created for the first time during the war to help stabilize the wounded from blood loss. 


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An Army nurse assists with treatment of a patient. Blood banks were created for the first time during the war to help stabilize the wounded from blood loss. U.S. Army Nurse Corps/via REUTERS

An Army nurse assists with treatment of a patient. Blood banks were created for the first time during the war to help stabilize the wounded from blood loss. U.S. Army Nurse Corps/via REUTERS
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L-boat submarines in the Azores. L-class submarines were the U.S. Navy's first attempt at ocean-going submarines.



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L-boat submarines in the Azores. L-class submarines were the U.S. Navy's first attempt at ocean-going submarines. U.S. Navy/via REUTERS

L-boat submarines in the Azores. L-class submarines were the U.S. Navy's first attempt at ocean-going submarines. U.S. Navy/via REUTERS
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German soldiers (rear) offering to surrender to French troops, seen from a listening post in a trench at Massiges, northeastern France. 


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German soldiers (rear) offering to surrender to French troops, seen from a listening post in a trench at Massiges, northeastern France. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez

German soldiers (rear) offering to surrender to French troops, seen from a listening post in a trench at Massiges, northeastern France. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
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Canadians return victorious carrying war trophies from Courcelette during the Battle of the Somme, September, 1916. 

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Canadians return victorious carrying war trophies from Courcelette during the Battle of the Somme, September, 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS

Canadians return victorious carrying war trophies from Courcelette during the Battle of the Somme, September, 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS
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A U.S. Marine leads training on a shooting range in France. 


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A U.S. Marine leads training on a shooting range in France. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

A U.S. Marine leads training on a shooting range in France. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener (2nd L) meeting French General Albert Baratier (R), on horseback, as French Marshal Joseph Joffre looks on (2nd R), on the Champagne front, eastern France, 1915. 

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Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener (2nd L) meeting French General Albert Baratier (R), on horseback, as French Marshal Joseph Joffre looks on (2nd R), on the Champagne front, eastern France, 1915. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez

Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener (2nd L) meeting French General Albert Baratier (R), on horseback, as French Marshal Joseph Joffre looks on (2nd R), on the Champagne front, eastern France, 1915. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
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Canadian soldiers leave their trenches during the Battle of the Somme, France, 1916. 

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Canadian soldiers leave their trenches during the Battle of the Somme, France, 1916. W.I. Castle/Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS

Canadian soldiers leave their trenches during the Battle of the Somme, France, 1916. W.I. Castle/Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS
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U.S. Army soldiers playing baseball in France, 1917. 


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U.S. Army soldiers playing baseball in France, 1917. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

U.S. Army soldiers playing baseball in France, 1917. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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Two American soldiers, Corporal Howard Thompson and James H. White, who were part of a group that killed and captured several Germans in no man's land on March 7, 1918 pose. Thompson holds a pistol taken from a German soldier killed by White. Photograph taken in Ancerviller, France, March 1918.   


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Two American soldiers, Corporal Howard Thompson and James H. White, who were part of a group that killed and captured several Germans in no man's land on March 7, 1918 pose. Thompson holds a pistol taken from a German soldier killed by White....more

Two American soldiers, Corporal Howard Thompson and James H. White, who were part of a group that killed and captured several Germans in no man's land on March 7, 1918 pose. Thompson holds a pistol taken from a German soldier killed by White. Photograph taken in Ancerviller, France, March 1918. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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German prisoners carry a stretcher during the Battle of the Somme, November, 1916.


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German prisoners carry a stretcher during the Battle of the Somme, November, 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS

German prisoners carry a stretcher during the Battle of the Somme, November, 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS
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Shrapnel bursts over a reserve trench in Canadian lines during the Battle of the Somme, 1916. 



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Shrapnel bursts over a reserve trench in Canadian lines during the Battle of the Somme, 1916. W.I. Castle/Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS

Shrapnel bursts over a reserve trench in Canadian lines during the Battle of the Somme, 1916. W.I. Castle/Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS
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1st Lt. Eddie Rickenbacker, America's most successful World War One fighter ace, poses next to a biplane. 

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1st Lt. Eddie Rickenbacker, America's most successful World War One fighter ace, poses next to a biplane. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS

1st Lt. Eddie Rickenbacker, America's most successful World War One fighter ace, poses next to a biplane. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
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Dead German soldiers lie in their trenches during the Battle of the Somme, July, 1916. 


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Dead German soldiers lie in their trenches during the Battle of the Somme, July, 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS

Dead German soldiers lie in their trenches during the Battle of the Somme, July, 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS
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Soldiers attending an entertainment show at Suippes, on the Champagne Front, eastern France, 1915. 

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Soldiers attending an entertainment show at Suippes, on the Champagne Front, eastern France, 1915. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez

Soldiers attending an entertainment show at Suippes, on the Champagne Front, eastern France, 1915. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
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Soldiers are dwarfed by a shell crater on one of the roads to Bapaume during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916. 

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Soldiers are dwarfed by a shell crater on one of the roads to Bapaume during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS

Soldiers are dwarfed by a shell crater on one of the roads to Bapaume during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS
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Cyclists of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force pose at Scottish Lines near Poperinghe, not far from Ypres, France, June 1916. 


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Cyclists of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force pose at Scottish Lines near Poperinghe, not far from Ypres, France, June 1916. Henry Edward Knobel/Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS

Cyclists of the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force pose at Scottish Lines near Poperinghe, not far from Ypres, France, June 1916. Henry Edward Knobel/Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS
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American soldiers of the Machine Gun Battalion, Company G, Second Brigade, gather around an outdoor kitchen in Hermitage, France, March 1918. 

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American soldiers of the Machine Gun Battalion, Company G, Second Brigade, gather around an outdoor kitchen in Hermitage, France, March 1918. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

American soldiers of the Machine Gun Battalion, Company G, Second Brigade, gather around an outdoor kitchen in Hermitage, France, March 1918. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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A British Mark IV tank falls into a trench at Ribecourt la Tour, near Cambrai, during the Battle of Cambrai, November 1917. Tanks were invented as a means of breaking the trench warfare stalemate. 


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A British Mark IV tank falls into a trench at Ribecourt la Tour, near Cambrai, during the Battle of Cambrai, November 1917. Tanks were invented as a means of breaking the trench warfare stalemate. REUTERS/Files

A British Mark IV tank falls into a trench at Ribecourt la Tour, near Cambrai, during the Battle of Cambrai, November 1917. Tanks were invented as a means of breaking the trench warfare stalemate. REUTERS/Files
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U.S. soldiers of Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, await German patrols near Hazavant, France, September 1918. 


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U.S. soldiers of Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, await German patrols near Hazavant, France, September 1918. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS

U.S. soldiers of Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, await German patrols near Hazavant, France, September 1918. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
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American soldiers practice throwing hand grenades at enemy positions in Choloy, France, August 1918. 


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American soldiers practice throwing hand grenades at enemy positions in Choloy, France, August 1918. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

American soldiers practice throwing hand grenades at enemy positions in Choloy, France, August 1918. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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French troops in trenches above Ablain-Saint-Nazaire in the Artois front, northern France, in 1916. 

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French troops in trenches above Ablain-Saint-Nazaire in the Artois front, northern France, in 1916. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez

French troops in trenches above Ablain-Saint-Nazaire in the Artois front, northern France, in 1916. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
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Canadian soldiers return from trenches during the Battle of the Somme, 1916. 


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Canadian soldiers return from trenches during the Battle of the Somme, 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS

Canadian soldiers return from trenches during the Battle of the Somme, 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS
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French officers inspecting trenches on the Argonne front, eastern France, May 1916. 


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French officers inspecting trenches on the Argonne front, eastern France, May 1916. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez

French officers inspecting trenches on the Argonne front, eastern France, May 1916. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
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American troops march down a road in France.

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American troops march down a road in France. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

American troops march down a road in France. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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French artillery officers on the phone relaying instructions to adjust cannon fire in a trench on the front line. Location unknown. 

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French artillery officers on the phone relaying instructions to adjust cannon fire in a trench on the front line. Location unknown. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez

French artillery officers on the phone relaying instructions to adjust cannon fire in a trench on the front line. Location unknown. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
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German officers captured by Canadians during the Battle of the Somme, October, 1916.   


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German officers captured by Canadians during the Battle of the Somme, October, 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS

German officers captured by Canadians during the Battle of the Somme, October, 1916. Library and Archives Canada/via REUTERS
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Soldiers and horses amid a destroyed area on the battlefield at Maurepas on the Somme front, northern France, October 1916. 

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Soldiers and horses amid a destroyed area on the battlefield at Maurepas on the Somme front, northern France, October 1916. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez

Soldiers and horses amid a destroyed area on the battlefield at Maurepas on the Somme front, northern France, October 1916. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
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A crowd in Times Square hold up copies of newspapers with a headline about the signing of the Armistice to end the war, in New York, November 11, 1918. 


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A crowd in Times Square hold up copies of newspapers with a headline about the signing of the Armistice to end the war, in New York, November 11, 1918. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS

A crowd in Times Square hold up copies of newspapers with a headline about the signing of the Armistice to end the war, in New York, November 11, 1918. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
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U.S. soldiers return to Washington, D.C. following service overseas. 

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U.S. soldiers return to Washington, D.C. following service overseas. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

U.S. soldiers return to Washington, D.C. following service overseas. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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American soldiers of the U.S. Army 27th Division react after arriving in New York City from France on the ocean liner Leviathan, March 1919. 


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American soldiers of the U.S. Army 27th Division react after arriving in New York City from France on the ocean liner Leviathan, March 1919. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

American soldiers of the U.S. Army 27th Division react after arriving in New York City from France on the ocean liner Leviathan, March 1919. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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Soldiers of the U.S. Army 27th Division parade in New York City after their arrival from France. 



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Soldiers of the U.S. Army 27th Division parade in New York City after their arrival from France. Library of Congress/via REUTERS

Soldiers of the U.S. Army 27th Division parade in New York City after their arrival from France. Library of Congress/via REUTERS
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