Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

10 Striking British Official First World War Photographs

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Captured in the Last Push, 1917

"Strafing the Hun," 1917

Smoldering Ruins in Bapaume

The Former Thriving Village of Guillemont, Somme Battlefield

Howitzers Firing at the Somme, 1916

Interior, Arras Cathedral, 1917

Column of German Prisoners at the Somme, 1916

Two Wounded German Prisoners

Handling a Large Howitzer, 1917

Cover, First Issue of Illustrated War News, Wounded German Cavalrymen

Source:  British Official First  World War Photographs from the Collection of Prints at the Art Gallery of Ontario.