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Thumbnail image of A 37mm gun, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.

In the year that sees the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, we are honoured to have had the pleasure of restoring, cataloguing and researching a unique photographic document of the period.

This unique and hidden record of the First World War was discovered at auction by passionate collector Sheldon Marshall. Heritage Images have painstakingly restored and researched this iconic collection allowing it to be viewed in its entirety for the first time. Extensively researched and translated from its original French captioning, the collection sheds new light on the lives of the everyday soldier and the dramatic and tragic events which took place between 1914 and 1918.

Lasting from 28th July 1914 to 11th November 1918, World War I saw over nine million combatants and seven million civilians die.

At 11am on the 11th November 1918, ‘the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month’, a ceasefire came into effect that would end of one of deadliest conflicts in history.

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Bomb store, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Marshal Ferdinand Foch and General Joseph Joffre during victory parade, Paris, France, 1918. Artist: Unknown.
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French tank, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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French soldier in trenches, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Soldier in the trenches, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Listening post, front line, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Machine guns, Mount Kemmel, Flanders, Belgium, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Burial of Edith Cavell, Brussels, Belgium, 1915. Artist: Unknown.
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Trenches in Champagne, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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German soldiers, Bois des Chevaliers, Vaux, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Wounded soldier, Verdun, northern France, 1916. Artist: Unknown.
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Artillery column at Verdun, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Front line, Verdun, northern France, 1916. Artist: Unknown.
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Bodies and prisoners, Les Éparges, northern France, 1915.  Artist: Unknown.
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Les Éparges, northern France, 1915. Artist: Unknown.
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Look-out post, Bois-le-Prêtre, northern France, c1914-c1915. Artist: Unknown.
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Krupp trench, Hill 140, Artois, northern France, c1915-c1916. Artist: Unknown.
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Front line, Diksmuide, Belgium, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Going up the line to Verdun, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Les Éparges, northern France, c1914-c1918.  Artist: Unknown.
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Attack, Les Éparges, northern France, 1915. Artist: Unknown.
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Artillery, Bois du Chatelet, France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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After attack, Aisne, France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Armed troops, Chateau Thierry, France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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French soldiers in the mud, Chemin des Dames, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Zouaves near the River Yser, Nieuwpoort, Flanders, Belgium, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Ruined cathedral, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Look-out, Champagne, France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Hill 193, Champagne, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Trenches, Champagne, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Trenches in the front line, Tahure, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Gas alert in trenches, Champagne, northern France, 1916. Artist: Unknown.
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Germans coming out of the trenches, Massiges, northern France, c1914-c1918.  Artist: Unknown.
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Reading in the trenches, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Soldiers playing Manille [card game] in the trenches, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Senegalese soldiers after attack, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Throwing grenades, front line, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Wounded officer salutes the flag, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Artillery horses, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Telephonist, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Damloup battery, Verdun, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Trenches in the shelter of the dunes, Nieuwpoort, Flanders, Belgium, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Tank interior, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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German wounded, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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French soldiers, Froideterre, France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Chavonne, France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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A plane taking off, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Camouflaged machine gun, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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A 37mm gun, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Scottish soldiers, 14 July 1919. Artist: Unknown.
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After counter-attack, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Armistice, Paris, 1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Italian officers during victory parade, 1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Victory parade, 1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Woodrow Wilson, Treaty of Versailles, France, 1919. Artist: Unknown.
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Mobilisation, Paris barracks, c1914. Artist: Unknown.
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Soldiers in wooden bunks, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Prisoners of war, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Destroyed battery, Fort Vaux, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Alarm bell, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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The station, Bray-sur-Somme, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Fighting unit, Ville-sur-Tourbe, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Bodies, Villers-au-Bois, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Sidi-Brahim trenches, Carency, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Marteau trenches, Carency, northern France, c1914-c1918.  Artist: Unknown.
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Open-air mass, Carency, northern France, c1914-c1918.  Artist: Unknown.
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First-aid post, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Wounded, Neuville, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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La Petite Place, Arras, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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155 cannon in action, Arras, northern France, 1915. Artist: Unknown.
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Makeshift barracks in a church, Marne, northern France, 1914.  Artist: Unknown.
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Destroyed church, Marne, northern France, c1914. Artist: Unknown.
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Paul von Hindenburg, Berlin, Germany, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Return of soldiers from Alsace-Lorraine, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Mobilisation of soldiers from Alsace-Lorraine, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Wounded soldier, Haute Chevauchée, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Front line at Berry-au-Bac, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Beauséjour Fort, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Bodies of typhus victims, Corfu, Greece, c1915. Artist: Unknown.
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Allied camp, Thessaloniki, Greece, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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After the attack, Artois, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Trenches, Artois, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Advancing in the snow, Artois, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Bois de la Grille before attack, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Quennevières, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Front line trenches, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Fosse Froide trench, Champagne, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Trenches, Quennevières, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Mass in the trenches, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Caves, Mennevilliers, France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Soldiers resting in trenches, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Macabre meal, Carency, northern France, c1914-c1918.  Artist: Unknown.
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German signallers outside the Fortress of Vaux, Verdun, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Tank on the move, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Soissons Cathedral, Soissons, northern France, c1914-c1918.  Artist: Unknown.
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Artillery passing through Beauzée, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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First aid post in quarry, Saint-Vaast, attack of Verdun, northern France, 1916. Artist: Unknown.
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Injured soldiers at the first-aid post, Froideterre, Verdun, northern France, 1917. Artist: Unknown.
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Prisoners at Perthes les Hurlus, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Infantrymen at makeshift kitchen, Cussy farm, Craonne, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Entrance to a dug-out shelter, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Moving shells with crane, Genicourt, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Prisoners at Catenoy, Oise, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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North African soldiers, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Rest-stop, Genicourt, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Soldiers in trenches, Genicourt, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Prisoners, Champagne, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Basket of barrage balloon, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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In the clouds at 1200 metres, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Squadron at Sommesous, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Soldiers and column of trucks on the Voie Sacrée, Verdun, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Soldiers in a shelter, Genicourt, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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German prisoners of war, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Soldiers on the front line, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Victory celebration, civilians at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France, July 1919.  Artist: Unknown.
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American troops marching in victory parade, Paris, France, c1918-c1919. Artist: Unknown.
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Hospital, Suippes, Somme, northern France, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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French soldiers in captured German officers' kitchen, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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German prisoners, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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Soldiers in gas masks emerging from trenches, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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French soldiers on cooking duty in a trench, c1914-c1918. Artist: Unknown.
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