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Walter Tull found fame as a footballer, then made history as Britain's first black officer. Charlie Cooper on a fighter for racial equality
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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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

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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

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Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

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The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

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We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

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The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

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