Dismembered soldiers sucked into cesspools of mud. Shattered tree trunks and the waft of poison gas hovering over the wounded who were awaiting their fates on the scarred soil of Flanders Fields.
Some military specialists now argue the battles of Passchendaele were not only necessary but achieved some key Allied goals that were worth the cost.
Soldiers no longer thought of the enemy as wearing a uniform. It was the mud, deep and devouring. Back in England, rhetoric was directed at the “evil Hun”; no one mentioned the mud.
Women's football was huge during World War One, drawing crowds of 53,000 even after the war had ended. So why did it disappear so dramatically, asks Gemma Fay.
Heathcote Williams, poet, playwright, essayist, lyricist, actor, artist, magician, political activist and much else besides, died 1 July 2017
Etaples was a notorious British army base camp for soldiers on their way to the front, whether raw recruits from England or battle-weary veterans.
Canary Girls, stained yellow by toxic chemicals, risked life and limb to supply ammunition to the frontline.
World War I brought about tremendous change for African Americans and their place in American society.