Turkey recalls its ambassador as German vote to recognise Armenian genocide throws EU-Turkey deal into doubt. Images of the London buses used to take British troops to the Western Front in WW1. Today marks 100 years since the start of the Battle of Loos in France - the biggest British push of the conflict1,185 London buses were used to carry troops to and from the trenches and only 250 returned to the capitalForced to travel at night to avoid damage others were converted into ambulances or lorries, and even pigeon lofts 1,429 transport staff forced into France including drivers and mechanics lost their lives between 1914 and 1918After the war buses that could be repaired were returned to London - although the public did not want to ride them By Rory Tingle For Mailonline Published: 08:54 GMT, 25 September 2015 | Updated: 09:56 GMT, 25 September 2015 Their drivers were only used to battling the traffic in the capital's choked streets before being forced to cope with a barrage of German shells and the deep endless quagmire of the First World War front line.
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Walter Koessler took almost 1,000 images while he served in the German Army during the war The images have been perfectly preserved by his descendants in America but were unseen by public Walter's great-grandson Dean Putney has shared them and hopes they 'humanize the war' Is fundraising to turn the unique collection into a photo book in time for next year's 100th anniversary By Becky Evans Published: 16:35 GMT, 8 August 2013 | Updated: 23:08 GMT, 8 August 2013 Hundreds of rare images charting one German soldier's experiences of the First World War have been made public for the first time.
The rare glimpse into life in the trenches reveals Walter Koessler's journey from the smiles and hopes of signing up to fight, to the stark the reality of war. The poignant album begins with Walter smiling and 'playing at war' with his friends to dead soldiers lying buried in muddy trenches. The unique set of images provide a glimpse into what daily life in the trenches was like for a German officer. eBook: The geography of the great war,by Frank M. McMu... German airmen quaffing champagne and getting drunk as British troops lived in hell and misery of the trenches. Rare collection of photos of Imperial German Flying Corps officers during WWI are being put up for auction in EssexImages show pilots drinking getting drunk and smoking cigars in their mess before flying into battle By Suzannah Hills Published: 11:57 GMT, 20 August 2013 | Updated: 07:54 GMT, 21 August 2013 A remarkable photo album showing German airmen quaffing champagne and getting steaming drunk during the First World War have been come to light.
Day the Germans massacred women and children in genteel Scarborough. On December 16, 1914, three German warships fired shells at seaside town18 people were killed and 80 injured during the first attack on home frontPostman Alfred Beal had been delivering his round when he was killedThe raid was first successful one on British shores for over 250 years By Tony Rennell for the Daily Mail Published: 22:34 GMT, 12 December 2014 | Updated: 09:20 GMT, 13 December 2014 A bank of fog was sitting a couple of miles out at sea and a heavy mist lay over the East Coast resort of Scarborough as postman Alfred Beal climbed the wide front steps of Dunollie, a porticoed mansion high on the town’s South Cliff.
He never reached the door that fateful morning on December 16, 1914, almost exactly a century ago. Three German warships had burst out of the fog bank and were now steaming past the headland, firing volley after volley of shells. Scroll down for video.