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Mohammedan Transport Mule Drivers with their mules in pits to localize the effect of shell fire or bomb explosions. 7th (Indian) Division.

Mohammedan Transport Mule Drivers with their mules in pits to localize the effect of shell fire or bomb explosions.

Members of the Australian 2nd Cavalry Division undergoing training near Melbourne. Here they charge with swords advanced.

Members of the Australian Cavalry Division undergoing training near Melbourne. Here they charge with swords advanced.

Battle of Ypres. Remains of the Menin Road near Gheluvelt Limbers held up by impassable road and shells being taken forward by pack mules. A crater, mud and wreck of battle in foreground. 29 September 1918. 29th Division.

Battle of Ypres. Remains of the Menin Road near Gheluvelt Limbers held up by impassable road and shells being taken forward by pack mules. A crater, mud and wreck of battle in foreground.

THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE, JULY-NOVEMBER 1917

E(AUS) Battle of Menin Road Ridge: Australians pausing at the roadside near "Clapham Junction" while bringing up material for entanglements.

Soldier and Horse wearing a gas mask during the Battle of Verdun, 1916 (b/w photo) by French Photographer / Private Collection

Soldier and Horse wearing a gas mask during the Battle of Verdun, 1916 (b/w photo) by French Photographer / Private Collection History and WWI

Canadian Railway Troops using 'scrapers' and mules to prepare the ground during construction of a railway at Lapugnoy (near Bethune), 11 March 1918. Using mules and scrapers economised the numbers of man-hours needed to construct the railway.

Canadian Railway Troops using 'scrapers' and mules to prepare the ground during construction of a railway at Lapugnoy (near Bethune), 11 March Using mules and scrapers economised the numbers of man-hours needed to construct the railway.

American soldier and his mules lying dead in a dirch by the road

American soldier and his mules lying dead in a dirch by the road

British troops taking up supplies on a mule drawn light railway. Balkan Front, January, 1917.

British troops taking up supplies on a mule drawn light railway.

Stalingrad, German 94th infantry division, 1942.

Stalingrad, German 94th infantry division, 1942.

Actions of the Somme Crossings. Ammunition mules taking cover behind a haystack, Nesle, 24th March 1918 (Stragglers on 20th Division Front).

Actions of the Somme Crossings. Ammunition mules taking cover behind a haystack, Nesle, March 1918 (Stragglers on Division Front).

9th Hodson's Horse (Bengal Lancers), Indian Army, near Vraignes, April 1917. (Battle Of Arras)

Hodson's Horse (Bengal Lancers), Indian Army, near Vraignes, April Of Arras)

ere the photos in almost perfect condition, they told a haunting narrative. "He was taking photos for his family, trying to show them at first the good time hes having on this spectacular journey," Putney told the Daily News. "Then, toward the end, it stopped being a friendly thing." Here, soldiers are pictured smiling as they horse around in the snow. That merriment, however, was short-lived ...

World War I photo album - Photos - Rare WWI photos show realities of life in the trenches

Dean Putney kickstarter project of his grandfather's days as German soldier stationed in Northern France in soldiers are pictured smiling as they horse around in the snow. That merriment, however, was short-lived

650 officers and enlisted men of a Cavalry unit created this human representation of a horse head, 1910s

Camp Cody, New Mexico, 650 officers and enlisted men of the Auxiliary Remount Depot No a cavalry unit, created this human horse head in tribute to the horses lost in WWI.

Scars of battle: Haunting picture of a landscape near Verdun, France still shows the pockmarks and craters made in the Great War almost 100 years ago

All quiet on the Western Front as haunting images of the Great War's battlefields are revealed before Remembrance Day

Scarred by war: Battlefield landscapes from First World War 100 years on. The pockmarked landscape of The Ouvrage du Thiamont battlefield close to Verdun, still bearing the testimony of the savage ferocity of the fighting.

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