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Así evitó Italia «in extremis» que España entrara en la Primera Guerra Mundial

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Here is where the battle of Somme took place, in France. I would like to see these trenches that were created during the first world war.

Here is where the battle of Somme took place, in France. I would like to see these trenches that were created during the first world war.

Un soldado británico mira hacia fuera de un dugout con el cuerpo de un soldado alemán muerto cerca en Flers, durante la batalla del Somme, 1916. | The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

Un soldado británico mira hacia fuera de un dugout con el cuerpo de un soldado alemán muerto cerca en Flers, durante la batalla del Somme, 1916. | The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

A mule team, hauling a U.S. ammunition wagon, is holding up the advance of a mixed animal and motor column, east of St. Mihiel, France, 13 September 1918.    In many ways World War I resembled all past wars. Cavalry horses and pack animals were used in large numbers. For perspective, during the war, Great Britain shipped 5,253,538 tons of ammunition to France. But the greatest single item shipped was 5,438,602 tons of oats and hay, augmented by local forage.

A mule team, hauling a U.S. ammunition wagon, is holding up the advance of a mixed animal and motor column, east of St. Mihiel, France, 13 September 1918. In many ways World War I resembled all past wars. Cavalry horses and pack animals were used in large numbers. For perspective, during the war, Great Britain shipped 5,253,538 tons of ammunition to France. But the greatest single item shipped was 5,438,602 tons of oats and hay, augmented by local forage.

WPrivate Walter William Flanders (Regt. Nº.2426) E Company 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment. alter and three other men were killed in action when their trench took a direct hit, burying an entire section near Shrewsbury Forest, Zillebeke, Belgium on 19th November 1914. Walter had only arrived on the Western Front on 5th November and had been in the front lines for less than 48 hours. He was 19 years old. He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

WPrivate Walter William Flanders (Regt. Nº.2426) E Company 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment. alter and three other men were killed in action when their trench took a direct hit, burying an entire section near Shrewsbury Forest, Zillebeke, Belgium on 19th November 1914. Walter had only arrived on the Western Front on 5th November and had been in the front lines for less than 48 hours. He was 19 years old. He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

Commander explaining the capture of Thiepval to H.M. King George V from the top of the Thiepval Chateau

Commander explaining the capture of Thiepval to H.M. King George V from the top of the Thiepval Chateau

Battle of Bazentin Ridge 14-17th July 1916.  A piper of the 7th Bn. the Seaforth Highlanders leads four men of the 26th (Highland) Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division back from the trenches after the attack on Longueval, Somme on the 14th July. The Battle was a 'Tactical Victory' for all of the five British Divisions present but at a cost of over nine thousand casualties.  (Photo source -© IWM Q 4012)

Battle of Bazentin Ridge 14-17th July 1916. A piper of the 7th Bn. the Seaforth Highlanders leads four men of the 26th (Highland) Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division back from the trenches after the attack on Longueval, Somme on the 14th July. The Battle was a 'Tactical Victory' for all of the five British Divisions present but at a cost of over nine thousand casualties. (Photo source -© IWM Q 4012)

Battle of the Lys: Men of the 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, manning a street barricade in the town of Bailleul, 15th April 1918, just before the town fell to the German offensive. (IWM Q 6530)

Battle of the Lys: Men of the 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, manning a street barricade in the town of Bailleul, 15th April 1918, just before the town fell to the German offensive. (IWM Q 6530)

1916, A destroyed French machine-gun nest during the Battle of Verdun.

1916, A destroyed French machine-gun nest during the Battle of Verdun.

Allied troops coming out of the trenches on the Guillemont -Montauban road, Somme.  27 November 1916.  19 November 1916 Offensives ceased and the troops dug in. With winter closing in, the fighting was now suspended. Haig deemed the soldiers had done enough and resolved to resume the offensive in February.

Allied troops coming out of the trenches on the Guillemont -Montauban road, Somme. 27 November 1916. 19 November 1916 Offensives ceased and the troops dug in. With winter closing in, the fighting was now suspended. Haig deemed the soldiers had done enough and resolved to resume the offensive in February.

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