100 years ago, on 4 August 1914, the British Empire declared war on Germany, and thus became embroiled in the largest and deadliest conflict at that point in human history.
Due to technological advances with filming equipment during the turn of the century, the Great War, as it was referred to at the time, was also the first global conflict to be captured on film cameras.
In the incredible archive footage here, the horrors of the trenches to the innovations in military technology, the deadly conflict in which more than 9 million combatants were killed, is vividly brought to life.
- WW1 in Numbers
- How The Lord of the Rings Reflects JRR Tolkien's WW1 Involvement
- Invention of Plastic Surgery, Blood Banks and Other Lesser-Known WW1 Facts
- Women at Work on the Home Front
- UK Taxpayers Still Paying £2bn War Loans to Secret Bankers
- Inventions That Changed the Course of History [PHOTOS]
- How Global Trade Changed Forever
- Detonating the Lies and Misconceptions of the Great War
- The Radical Shift from a Career in the Armed Forces
- Rare Colour Photos from the Trenches of First World War