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Wednesday 14 November 2018

Remarkable WWI images in colour 100 years on

Colourised WWI image
Colourised WWI image

A selection of historic images from 100 years ago have been revitalised with colour to mark the end of World War I.

The images, taken by Press Association photographers, show scenes after the end of the Great War was declared.

They were released to coincide with this Sunday's anniversary, which is being marked with ceremonies worldwide.

Sixty-five million men from 30 countries, including thousands from Dublin, fought in World War I.

Average life expectancy in the trenches was just six weeks and anything up to 50,000 Irishmen are believed to have died in the conflict.

Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron faces a week of historic commemoration and intense diplomacy as he prepares to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and host more than 60 world leaders at a peace gathering in Paris.

US President Donald Trump and scores of other heads of state and government are expected in Paris for the culminating ceremony on November 11, the actual centenary, and the opening of the Paris Peace Forum, an initiative to improve international cooperation and governance.

Don't miss your special souvenir World War I pullout only in tomorrow's Herald

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