Shell Shock – Legacy of the Trenches #WW1 | Judith Barrow

The First World War ended with the deaths of a generation of young men. But the devastation of the conflict didn’t end with that last blast of a howitzer. Thousands of soldiers went home still re-living their horrific experiences of the battlefields for many years. Their lives were damaged by shell shock, a condition many had suffered from during their military service. And, throughout Britain, doctors were baffled by this …

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6 Powerful Photos Of First World War Battlefields 100 Years Later.

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After 100 years these battlefields still bear the scars of the Great War, while at the same time becoming unforgettable parts of the stunning landscapes of modern Europe.

#1. Newfoundland Memorial Park — Beaumont-Hamel, France

Part of the battlefields that were host to the battle of Somme, the trenches, shell crater and wire pickets are all…

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Neuve-Chapelle Indian Memorial

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7899878236_85c0bcc53a_oToday is the centenary of the Battle of Neuve-Chapelle, the first major British assault of the Great War. It was not the first attack on the German lines as the trench war had begun in late 1914 and in December there had been several localised attacks. But these had been small scale affairs compared to Neuve-Chapelle which saw more than 40,000 British and Indian troops make a major assault on the village. The Indian Army had taken part in First Ypres and much of the fighting in late 1914 but with the Indian Corps now accounting for a sizeable part of the British Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders this was one of their major battles of the Great War on the Western Front.

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The Neuve-Chapelle Indian Memorial was designed by Sir Hubert Baker and unveiled in October 1927. It commemorates more than 4,700 Indian troops…

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