God bless our veterans
We live in the trenches out there. We fight. We try not to be killed, but sometimes we are. That’s all. ~Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front
An extraordinary collection of aerial photographs of World War One trenches has come to light nearly a century after the conflict.
The images were collected by Sergeant Alex Statters, who served in France and helped to draw up maps of the battlefield on behalf of the Allied forces. Read more
Claude Stanley Choules, who lived in Perth, Australia and was the last known combat veteran of the First World War, having been posted to the battleship HMS Revenge in 1917, where he witnessed the surrender of the German Fleet near Firth of Forth in Scotland in 1918, emigrated from Britain to Australia in 1926 and retired from the navy in 1956, also died at the age of 110 on May 5, 2011.