The First World War was brutal horrible shit. The total casualties, military and civilian, totaled over 37 million people. 21 million people were injured and 16 million died. Many people today seem to forget about how crazy the First World War was because of WW2 and other stuff that has happened since, but believe you me, it was of epic importance. The outcome of the war redrew national boundaries, killed off entire generations of young men, and redefined and destroyed European empires and monarchies.
Soldiers fought in appalling conditions.
You could say soldiers were perpetually filthy.
While we know how horribly god-awful trench warfare was, as did the leaders in charge at the time, nations utilized patriotism to rally support, sell war bonds, and convince people to enlist. When one looks at WW1 era propaganda, you would never know just how brutal the war actually was. AMOG hopes you enjoy this ghastly compilation.
Amazingly rare WW1 footage in COLOR