The Great Battles

From The Somme and Ypres to Gallipoli, the great battles of WWI changed the nature of war dramatically and their names still resonate a century later.

2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, leading within days to further declarations amongst the major European powers. So began a conflict that would claim over 16 million lives and set the global agenda for the 20th century.

This series featuring stills and video found in the Hulton Archive will reflect on the impact both at home and in the field.

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About Hulton Archive

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