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WW1 Photographs in Colour

2014 marks 100 years since the beginning of World War 1.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war, The Open University has enlisted the help of a photograph restoration expert, to ‘colourise’ some of the unique and interesting photos that were taken during the time. Although the original images were only available in black and white, colour has been added retrospectively to help bring them to life.

Here are some of the results (click here to view more on the Open University website)

1. A trench on the Albanian front in 1918. A soldier receives a hair cut from an Alpine barber. Original below

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2. A soldier and horse wear gas masks at the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps Headquarters. Original below.

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3. Indian infantry wearing gas masks in a trench, 1915, prepared for a gas attack. Original below

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4. A group of soldiers advance from a trench, over a protective sandbag wall (circa 1915). Original below.

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