17 Haunting Coloured Pictures From the WW1 Battle of the Somme

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'Artillery stripped trees and a signboard pointing the way for pack transport'

‘Artillery stripped trees and a signboard pointing the way for pack transport’. Courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

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'Horse laden with trench boots on the Somme Front.'

‘Horse laden with trench boots on the Somme Front.’ Courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

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'Clearing the way for our advancing troops.'

‘Clearing the way for our advancing troops.’ Courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

Original notes found with the photos above have been included as captions.

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German soldier from the 2nd Battalion

German soldier from the 2nd Battalion.

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British sentry going up to his post near Beaumont Hamel. July 1916.

British sentry going up to his post near Beaumont Hamel. July 1916.

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British troops coming out of the trenches near Guillemont. 27 November 1916.

British troops coming out of the trenches near Guillemont. 27 November 1916.

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Soldiers in trenches. July 1916.

Soldiers in trenches. July 1916.

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German soldier with a telephone wire drum in shell ruined and deserted city. July, 1916.

A German soldier with a telephone wire drum in shell ruined and deserted city. July 1916.

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Howitzers of the Royal Garrison Artillery

Howitzers of the Royal Garrison Artillery.

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Canadians returning from the trenches. The Somme, November 1916

Canadians returning from the trenches. The Somme, November 1916.