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World War I British Military British soldier receives his innoculation from a military doctor at Salonika Greece  Photo credit: Getty Images

World War I British Military British soldier receives his innoculation from a military doctor at Salonika Greece Photo credit: Getty Images

It was in Vignacourt that one enterprising photographer took the opportunity of offering portrait photographs, which were captured on glass, printed into postcards and posted home

The never-before-seen images of Western Front troops were uncovered almost a century after they were taken having lay hidden in an attic in a farm house in Vignacourt, northern France.

A British soldier kneels at a street corner during a patrol in Newry, County Down. Note the handle of a baton sticking out the top of his tunic.

CT 579. A British soldier kneels at a street corner during a patrol in Newry County Down. Note the handle of a baton sticking out the top of his tunic

WWI, August 1917; British soldier in a full kit. Near Buckingham Palace. © IWM (Q 30006)

WWI, August 1917; British soldier in a full kit. Near Buckingham Palace. © IWM (Q 30006)

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It’s hard to believe, but as little as 300 years ago, British Royals routinely consumed human flesh and organs for medicinal purposes. According to research, this practice may have persisted to as late as the beginning of the 19th Century. Blood, brains, hearts, livers and even eyes were on the menu. The parts were often taken from dead soldiers or prisoners. Some monarchs even opted to extract the body parts directly from the corpses themselves to ensure they were as fresh as possible. #History

It’s hard to believe, but as little as 300 years ago, British Royals routinely consumed human flesh and organs for medicinal purposes. According to research, this practice may have persisted to as late as the beginning of the 19th Century. Blood, brains, hearts, livers and even eyes were on the menu. The parts were often taken from dead soldiers or prisoners. Some monarchs even opted to extract the body parts directly from the corpses themselves to ensure they were as fresh as possible…

Unit History: The Chosen Men of the British 95th Rifles - Warlord Games

“They are Chosen Men, sir. Picked out for their special skills. That’s why they wear the white cords of courage.” Quote from the Sharp TV Series View in Store Courtesy of Osprey Publishing Origins The 95th Rifles (later known as The Rifle Brigade) derive from a need of a change in the tactical doctrine of...