World War One — in colour

The First World War. The Great War. The war to end all wars. No matter what you call it, when many of us imagine the global war that took millions of lives between 1914 and 1918, we picture it in black and white. Yet colour photography was possible at that time — and these rare photographs capture the faces and effects of war in breathtaking detail.

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World War One — in colour

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