British soldier with fixed bayonet, First World War, 1914-1918.

Bayonet's where not knew to WWI but played an important role. Bayonets were mainly used in close quarter combat in trench battles. This pin shows a german soldier with his fixed bayonet ready for battle.

An official photo describing the kit of a British infantryman in 1939. Note that the gas mask ('respirator') and anti-chemical warfare cape are parts of the outfit, remnants of WW1 memories. In actual combat, and marching with full kit, the British infantryman would carry a pack known as a "valise" that contained more clothing and personal items. Officers wore the exact same uniform save for markings of their rank.

An official photo describing the kit of a British infantryman in Note that the gas mask ('respirator') and anti-chemical warfare cape are parts of the outfit, remnants of memories. In actual combat, and marching with full kit, the British infant

The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz is the extraordinary true story of a British soldier who marched willingly into the concentration camp, Buna-Monowitz, known as Auschwitz III. In the summer of 1944, D

The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz: A True Story of World War II (Paperback)

The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz: A True Story of World War II by Denis Avey . true story of a British soldier who twice switched places with a Jew in the adjacent prison camp to see what life was like. It was, of course, horrible. FREE at the library.

British soldier on the march during the First World War

A Canadian Tommy soldier covered in mud returning from the front lines, 1918

“This [British] soldier was facing a hostile crowd of youngsters and, for a moment, his expression revealed his disdain.”  Northern Ireland - 1972  (Photo by Philip Jones Griffiths)

“This [British] soldier was facing a hostile crowd of youngsters and, for a moment, his expression revealed his disdain.” Northern Ireland - 1972 (Photo by Philip Jones Griffiths)

British soldiers arrested on suspicion of right-wing terrorism http://ift.tt/2eBfBUm

British soldiers arrested on suspicion of right-wing terrorism http://ift.tt/2eBfBUm

British soldiers eating hot rations in the Ancre Valley during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916.  Colorized by Benjamin Thomas.

British soldiers eating hot rations in the Ancre Valley during the Battle of the Somme, October Colorized by Benjamin Thomas. a rare look at in color I hope future generations never forget their sacrifice

WWI; Photo taken after British soldier stumbled across the grave of his brother. -The Great War (@WW1_Series) | Twitter

Photo taken after British soldier stumbled across the grave of his brother (WWI)

British soldiers arrested for being part of neo-Nazi group that praised murder of Jo Cox

British soldiers arrested for being part of neo-Nazi group that praised murder of Jo Cox

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