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The immense long-range naval gun which was used to bombard Paris from behind the German lines in Picardy

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A shock artillery attack on the French capital marked the start of an offensive that nearly broke the Allies

Masked doctors and nurses treat flu patients lying on cots and in outdoor tents at a hospital camp during the influenza epidemic of 1918

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As the conflict entered its final few months, a new horror was unleashed on humanity: a deadly pandemic that would ultimately kill more people than the war itself

A suffragist rally in Hyde Park

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Edmund Morel as an MP after his release

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Edmund Morel exposed the truth about the Congo. But then he turned to the causes of the war

A British housewife with her grocery items after the introduction of rationing. The government feared hunger might lead to revolution

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Britons forced to tighten their belts as rationing is imposed

Increasing disruption of food imports by U-boats necessitated a radical social experiment: rationing

Artist John Nash not only painted the ordeals of Britain’s front line troops: he experienced them first-hand

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Captured on canvas, the moment when writers and artists went ‘over the top’

Artist John Nash not only painted the ordeals of Britain’s front line troops: he experienced them first-hand

The Mayor of Jerusalem (with walking-stick) had tried to surrender the city to them

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: A conqueror shows his respect for the holy city

When Jerusalem surrendered to the British, General Edmund Allenby stage-managed his triumph perfectly

Crowds at Petrograd’s Winter Palace during the October Revolution. (Russia still used the Julian calendar, in which the West’s 7 November equated to 25 October.)

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: When the people stormed the Winter Palace, and a new Russia was born

The revolution that brought the Bolsheviks to power changed the course of the war. US journalist John Reed witnessed its defining moments

German women and children queue for food rations

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George Abel Schreiner, a US journalist who spent much of the war in Germany, on the terrible toll of food shortages

Allied troops in what is now Zambia, in vain pursuit of the forces of the elusive German general Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Guerrilla in the mist - a great German military maverick outwits the British again

General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck’s irregulars kept thousands of Allied troops tied down in the east African bush for years. Sean O'Grady reflects on his finest hour

Albin Köbis, who was shot as one of the ringleaders of the German naval mutiny in 1917

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: ‘My dear parents, I have been sentenced to death...’

Albin Köbis was a humble stoker whose doomed protest foreshadowed the mutinies that would eventually cripple Germany’s navy

3rd September 1917: Veterans of the American Civil War at the opening of the Eagle Hut

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With US troops arriving in London en route to the Western Front, it made sense to give them a place to meet – the Eagle Hut

Wet weather plagued the Third Battle of Ypres, which included the battles of Langemarck and Passchendaele. Perhaps 70,000 Allied soldiers died between 31 July and 10 November

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In the waterlogged killing fields around Passchendaele, the mud was as lethal as the guns. Edwin Campion Vaughan describes the ordeal of a single day

Women leaving a munitions factory on Eiswerder Island in Spandau, near Berlin, at the end of their shift, in around 1917. They are crossing the bridge over the river Havel

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Blood and gutsy fortitude on the factory floor

Missile-maker Käte Kestien recalls the tough conditions endured by German women workers
The conscription of reserve soldiers in Greece to fight on the Salonika front in 1916. The Greek city was ravaged by a fire the following year, which devastated the area and left thousands homeless

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The Great Fire of Salonika

Ottoman Empire (Greece), 18 August 1917: One of the most destructive incidents of the entire conflict was probably caused by a kitchen accident. Dr Isabel Emslie Hutton witnessed a conflagration that made 70,000 people homeless

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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

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New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
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Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
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New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
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