"June 6th, 1916. Wych Cross, England."
Irish Troops at the Battle of the Somme
Public DomainIrish Troops at the Battle of the Somme - Credit: Royal Engineers No 1 Printing Company

World War 1, also called the Great War, lasted from 1914 to 1918, and involved many of the world's most influential nations.

Less than a month after the events on this page, on July 1st, the British Army would suffer over 57,000 casualties, making it the bloodiest day in the Army's history.

Multimedia history of WWI