Before disaster struck: Women workers stack live shells destined for the trenches at the huge munitions factory at Chilwell in Nottinghamshire in A few months later, on 1 July, 250 workers were killed when eight tons of TNT explosive at.
Friday 1 July 2016 marked the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, the biggest conflict seen on the Western Front during World War I. Here are some of the most arresting photos from the war. Contains graphic images.
This source shows a Nazi flag somewhere high up in Paris. This would have been taken around the time that the Nazi's took over France. This would have changed everyones lives in Paris and France, as they were now under the rule of Hitler