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2 British solider amputees of WWI


2 British solider amputees of WWI smiling foe a photo, 1919.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, 1914 2

Photograph of the Archduke and his wife emerging from the Sarajevo Town Hall to board their car, a few minutes before the assassination.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, 28 June 1914

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, 28 June 1914

German troops trying to rescue a French soldier from sinking in a mud hole, 1918

Germans helping a French wounded soldier, 1916.

Austrian-Hungarian soldier, 1918

Austrian-Hungarian soldier, 1918

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Another commercial postcard depicting the end result of a few hours hunting rats in the trenches and dugouts. Some of the men are toting shovels and improvised clubs, undoubtedly the weapons of choice in this particular ‘Rattenjagd’.

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A commercial card depicting German artillerymen preparing several dead rats and one hapless mouse (or a skittish rat) for their evening repast – and who said Germans don’t have a sense of humor.

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A French soldier showing his “catch” to his comrade.

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Three German soldiers display rats killed in their trench the previous night. 1916.

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Two German soldiers posing with rats caught in their trench.