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Indian gunner of the 7th Meerut Division, weating gas masks as protection against German gas shells, 1915

Indian gunner of the 7th Meerut Division, weating gas masks as protection against German gas shells, 1915

A Gas mask warning notice at the French front on the Somme - "Do not go there ... without taking your mask."

A Gas mask warning notice at the French front on the Somme - "Do not go there ... without taking your mask."

Girl Scouts collecting peach pits during World War I, which were ground up and used to filter soldiers' gas masks.

Girl Scouts collecting peach pits during World War I, which were ground up and used to filter soldiers' gas masks.

A woman war worker fixes nose clips on to gas masks at a factory in Bermondsey, London, 1918.  Lewis G P  © IWM (Q 28593)

A woman war worker fixes nose clips on to gas masks at a factory in Bermondsey, London, 1918. Lewis G P © IWM (Q 28593)

British and German troops meeting in No-Mans’s Land during the unofficial truce. (British troops from the Northumberland Hussars, 7th Division, Bridoux-Rouge Banc Sector). Burying those killed in the attack of 18 December (via the Imperial War Museum).

British and German troops meeting in No-Mans’s Land during the unofficial truce. (British troops from the Northumberland Hussars, 7th Division, Bridoux-Rouge Banc Sector). Burying those killed in the attack of 18 December (via the Imperial War Museum).

WWI

This is my grand father during World War I. Bad ass achieved.

WWI, 4 Jan 1917; "English troops on the Western Front rolling a big shell up to its gun." -World War I Live (@roadtowar1914) | Twitter

WWI, 4 Jan 1917; "English troops on the Western Front rolling a big shell up to its gun." -World War I Live (@roadtowar1914) | Twitter

Thursday, July 20, 1916 : Fromelles. "Butchers Bill: 5th Australian Division casualties: 5,533." -Australia in WW1 (@AustraliaWW1) | Twitter

Thursday, July 20, 1916 : Fromelles. "Butchers Bill: 5th Australian Division casualties: 5,533." -Australia in WW1 (@AustraliaWW1) | Twitter

Early plastic surgery art -- artists made masks for many men wounded in the face during WWI

Early plastic surgery art -- artists made masks for many men wounded in the face during WWI

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