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Fritz Rumey (March 3, 1891 – September 27, 1918) Pour le Mérite, Golden Military Merit Cross was a German fighter pilot in the First World War, credited with 45 victories.

✠ Fritz Rumey (March 1891 – September Pour le Mérite, Golden Military Merit Cross was a German fighter pilot in the First World War, credited with 45 victories.

WWI + 2: Josef "Seppl" Veltjens (894 - 1943), Iron Cross winner was a World War I fighter ace credited with 35 victories. In later years, he served as an international arms dealer, as well as a personal emissary from Hermann Göring to Benito Mussolini.

WWI + Josef "Seppl" Veltjens - Iron Cross winner was a World War I fighter ace credited with 35 victories. In later years, he served as an international arms dealer, as well as a personal emissary from Hermann Göring to Benito Mussolini.

Portrait of German prisoner.

The First World War began 100 years ago, on 4 August Here are some of the most arresting photos from the conflict. Contains graphic images.

autochrome french soldiers WWI

The Somme, 1916 - Albert Kahn’s photographers even visited the trenches and took photos of French soldiers just days before the infamous Battle of the Somme in The battle was one of the largest of World War I: more than men were wounded or killed.

German soldiers on outpost duty share their food with Belgian orphans. Antwerp, 1915. WWI

schlieffen: German soldiers on outpost duty near Antwerp, sharing their food with Belgian orphans, published in I am German and Belgian. Glad to see some positive German history for a change.

German soldiers take a moment to decorate the trenches in celebration of Christmas during World War I.

"German soldiers take a moment to decorate the trenches in celebration of Christmas during World War I." _____________________________The soldiers utilize the landscape to instill a sense of holiday celebratory spirit, despite the atmosphere of war.