From the collection of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
Soldiers of the 3rd Australian Division at the entrance to the General Staff Office on the 21st of October, 1917. This was during fighting at Ypres, Belgium in the First World War.
Disaster struck New Jersey, USA on the 4th of October, 1918, when an explosion hit the T. A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant. The First World War munitions plant, one of the largest in the world, was hit by a large explosion that started a fire and went on to trigger more explosions over the next two days.
The plant itself, as well as some three-hundred other buildings, were destroyed.
Because employment records were destroyed in the explosion the exact death toll is unclear, however it is believed to be around a hundred. Hundreds of other people were injured.
The disaster is generally believed to be an accident.
About a century later, the area is still affected by explosive substances.
The Battle of the Canal du Nord was fought in France between Allied forces and the German Empire from the 27th of September to the 1st of October, 1918, resulting in an Allied victory.
This photograph, dated as the first day of the battle, shows a horse team of the British Royal Field Artillery pulling a field gun up a slope near Moeuvres.
The partially built County Hall is in the background.
Victory march of the Allied troops in London. July 19th, 1919.
The so-called “Canary girls” were British women who worked through the First World War to make trinitrotoluene (TNT) shells. The nickname was given to them as repeated exposure to the substances they used turned their skin the colour of a canary.
Hundreds of the women became ill from the conditions they worked in, with one hundred fatalities reported.
The image below is of women in Nottinghamshire in July, 1917.