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August 4th, 1914 – World War One

A few images, frozen into time

On August 4th 1914 Great Britain and Canada declared war on Germany and joined the global conflict of the First World War. This year marks the centennial of this tragic event. What started as a large brawl between three European countries, many though it would be over by Christmas of 1914. Men enlisted with excitement and eagerness because they did not want to miss the action. Soon it became a quagmire and the first industrial war raged for four years, wiping millions of lives on its path. The industrialized civilization we’ve became was able to produce bombs, bullets and rifles faster than men could be sent to the front.

Here are the World War One military medals of some men and woman who fought for the Allied in France during World War One.

For bravery in the field – Medals to Private James Hopkinson M.M.

his story can be read here

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For duty and devotion – Medals to…

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