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Nazi swastika tattooed man takes part in Belfast Somme commemoration parade

Published 20/06/2016

A marcher with a swastika tattoo takes part in a loyalist parade to mark the centenary of the Somme on Saturday. Picture Sunday Life
A marcher with a swastika tattoo takes part in a loyalist parade to mark the centenary of the Somme on Saturday. Picture Sunday Life
A marcher with a swastika tattoo takes part in a loyalist parade to mark the centenary of the Somme on Saturday.Picture Sunday Life
A marcher with a swastika tattoo takes part in a loyalist parade to mark the centenary of the Somme on Saturday. Picture Sunday Life

This is the man who sported a Nazi swastika tattoo while taking part in a Somme commemoration in Belfast.

He paraded on Saturday in memory of thousands of men from the 36th Ulster Division who fought and died in the 1916 battle.

While the suited man was keen to show his solidarity with the British troops of World War One, his loyalties appeared divided over World War 2.

The swastika tattoo on his neck was clearly visible over the collar of his white shirt, suggesting support for Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

The badges on his lapel were more conventional for a loyalist hardliner: a Red Hand of Ulster, a poppy and the emblems of the UVF and Red Hand Commando paramilitary groups.

One bystander said: “You would have thought that eejit would at least have worn a scarf today to cover up that swastika tattoo for the parade.

"He needs to go and get that disgrace sorted out.”

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Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016
The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Pictured: Representatives of the 1st Shankill Somme Association fired a gun to represent the shelling of the trenches before the charge. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Pictured: Representatives of the 1st Shankill Somme Association fired a gun to represent the shelling of the trenches before the charge. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Pictured: Winston Irvine. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Pictured: Stephen Smith, Darren Layton, and Tommy Harrison. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Pictured: Irene Braiden, Gary Kennear, and Evelyn Sheilds. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Pictured: Cloughfern Young Conquerors. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Pictured: Pride of Ardoyne on parade. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Pictured: The Pride of Ardoyne pass Clifton Street Orange Hall. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Pictured: Members of the Loyal Orange Lodges form up. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Pictured: Ricky and Nathan Magowan, William and Jacob Galloway, and Ethan Floyd. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Pictured: Members of the Loyal Orange Lodges await the start of the parade. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, with feeder parades starting from all parts of Belfast, meeting at City Hall, and laying wreaths in memory of the those who lost their lives. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 18th June 2016 The Battle of the Somme Centenary parade took place today, followed by a re-enactment of the battle in Woodvale Park, with thousands in attendance. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Watch as thousands march through Belfast to mark Somme anniversary

Thousands of loyalists marched through Belfast at the weekend to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

A number of leading UVF men took part, sporting armbands that referred to the battalions that formed part of the 36th Ulster Division.

Men in First World War-style uniforms carried replica guns, alongside a group of women dressed in nurses’ uniforms, complete with capes trimmed in red. The Women’s Land Army was also commemorated.

The ‘2016 Committee’ organised the parade and a re-enactment to commemorate the anniversary and remember those who lost their lives in the battle.

The Great War. 1914-18. Flanders.
The Great War. 1914-18. Flanders.
Corporal Adolf Hitler, right with two other soldiers and a dog during his stay in a military hospital, WWI, Pasewalk, Pomerania. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
United We Stand - Postcard showing uniformed men representing Britain, Irish National Volunteers and Ulster Volunteers flanking a sailor with a sword in one hand and a gun in the other presented as united on the outbreak of war. The verse reads 'Old discords have sunk to oblivion, For the honour of Britain they stand, In Unity shoulder to shoulder, In defence of the old homeland.' Collection Ulster Museum
Troops at the Battle of the Somme
Rifleman Jackson Clarke of the Royal Irish Rifles (circled) marching off to war. He survived the Great War, remaining in the army until 1931. Pic from Stephen Kerr
First World War image of a British soldier pulling colleague from rubble. It is unlikely that the helped soldier would look as cheerful as he does or that the helper would pull the buried and probably injured man in so unprofessional a way if he had been lying beneath the weight of soil and rubble after an explosion. It is more likely that the man has slipped and fallen into this position while examining damage, the aftermath of which is depicted here. (Hogg, A. R ) © National Museums Northern Ireland Collection Ulster Museum
Women in Britain say go! - Hill, Siffken and Co (LPA Ltd) - First World War Recruitment poster; 'Women in Britain say Go!' This poster, produced by E V Kealey, in 1915 for the First World War British Army Recruitment Campaign shows an image (by artist Ernest Ibbetson) of mother and children at open window watching troops march off to war. which reflects the growing engagement of middle-class women in public life, civic and recruitment campaigns Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster no.75. Original accession card states it is Parliamentary Recruiting poster No.72 Collection Ulster Museum
First World War image of a British stretcher party surveying wounded on battlefield. (Hogg, A. R) © National Museums Northern Ireland Collection Ulster Museum
First World War image showing soldiers in snow with tanks on backs. The men may be carrying some kind of disinfectant or else a de-icing fluid as it is visibly a cold winterís day. The item on the cart looms rather like the flue of a fire or heater, indicating that the men may well be carrying hot water. (Hogg, A. R ) © National Museums Northern Ireland Collection Ulster Museum
First World War image showing British soldiers washing in water held in shell hole, which appears to be the location for several British graves as indicated by the wooden crosses surrounding the crater, where the men may well have perished in an earlier explosion. (Hogg, A. R) © National Museums Northern Ireland Collection Ulster Museum
Theres room for you. Enlist to-day - W.M. Strain & Sons Ltd. - First World War recruitment poster; 'Theres room for you. Enlist to-day.' froman original drawing by W.A. Fry. Poster shows a cheery scene of soldiers going off to war by train. Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London; poster no.122 Collection Ulster Museum
First World War image of British soldiers marching over battlefield. The devastation caused by repeated shellfire over four years left some parts of the Western Front and its hinterland a total ruin. (Hogg, A. R) Photograph © National Museums Northern Ireland Collection Ulster Museum
First World War image of a British soldier at machine gun post. Machine gun fire was sometimes effective against low-flying German planes. Note the bolt-holes for the gunner to hide during bombardment, the trench spike against the skyline and the horn of what may well be a gas-alarm. (Hogg, A. R) © National Museums Northern Ireland Collection Ulster Museum
First World War image of a British first aid team treating wounded soldier. There are three orderlies, treating a soldiers treating a man on a stretcher with head and shoulder injuries. The location would appear to be littered with shells and shell boxes and there is a building which has been damaged by artillery fire or an explosion. (Hogg, A. R) © National Museums Northern Ireland Collection Ulster Museum
First World War image of British soldiers wearing capes carrying shovels, road-building party, along the Western Front, probably wet and muddy conditions of Flanders, 1917. The Irish soldier and poet Francis Ledwidge was killed in just such a group as this at ëHellfire Cornerí at Ypres in 1917. (Hogg, A. R) © National Museums Northern Ireland Collection Ulster Museum
First World War image of British soldiers grouping in battlefield. The road is long which soldiers marched to and from the front were known to enemy artillery which by the end of the war was becoming more and more accurate in its fire. Note the posts which mark the line of the road, all too easily spotted by air reconnaissance (Hogg, A. R) © National Museums Northern Ireland Collection Ulster Museum
First World War image of tank and troops. Tanks were first used in September 1916, at Delville Wood. There were over 6,000 tanks in allied possession by the end of the war whereas the Germans did not greatly make or use them. (Hogg, A. R) © National Museums Northern Ireland Collection Ulster Museum
'Everyone should do his bit. Enlist now' - Roberts & Leete Ltd. - First World War recruitment poster; 'Everyone should do his bit. Enlist now.' Poster with boy scout standing musing in front of a wall covered in recruitment posters. Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee London No.121 Original artwork by Baron Low Collection Ulster Museum
First World War image of a British soldier using periscope to look over rim of trench. The soldier also exhibits other features of trench hardware such as water-bottle and Lee Enfield rifle. There were various models of periscope, some improvised by the men themselves. (Hogg, A. R) © National Museums Northern Ireland Collection Ulster Museum
Posters and Memorabilia at the launch of the National Library's World War One Family History Roadshow which takes place between 10am and 7pm on Wednesday March 21st next. Pic Steve Humphreys 15th March 2012.
British troops manhandling a field gun, World War I
Belfast Telegraph. Page. Wednesday 5/8/1914 "Britain Declares War on Germany"
German troops and dogs prepared for the threat of 'chemical warefare' during the Great War, with gas masks.
Women making cartridges for British troops during the Great War. 1914-18
The return of British pow's, from the Great war, met on arrival at London by frienfs and family with refreshments.
Awarded the Victoria Cross for services in the Great War: Edmund De Wind (top left) James Somers (top right) Captain JA Sinton (centre) J Duffy (bottom Left) Robert Quigg ( bottom right)
Lord Kitchener inspects the 36th Ulster Division before deployment to the Great War.
British troops supply line during the Great War.
Crowds in Belfast line the streets as soldiers returning from the Great War march past Belfast City Hall.
British artillery on parade during the Great war.
British infantrymen occupy a shallow trench in a ruined landscape before an advance during the Battle of the Somme
Men of war: soldiers remove an injured man from the battlefield
The will of Private John Fleetwood, grandfather of Mick Fleetwood, who died during the First World War
First World War soldiers were treated for venereal disease in a camp at Chiseldon, Wiltshire.
The 36th Ulster Division march past at Belfast City Hall in May 1915
Undated handout photo of the front page of the Flanders Fields Post, a newspaper inspired by the historic Wipers Times created by First World War soldiers Captain FJ Roberts and Lieutenant JH Pearson in 1916, which has been recreated to mark the centenary of the war.
File photo dated 04/08/14 of the Grenadier Guards being watched by a crowd as they leave Wellington Barracks in London for active service in France at the beginning of World War I, as royalty, political leaders and families of the fallen will unite in Belgium and the UK today in marking 100 years since Britain entered the First World War.
The wills of soldiers who died during the First World War will be made available online
Family handout photo of Captain F. J. Roberts with his son Bill Roberts in 1914, as a newspaper inspired by the historic Wipers Times created by First World War soldiers Captain FJ Roberts and Lieutenant JH Pearson in 1916, has been recreated to mark the centenary of the war.
Undated family handout photo of Captain F. J. Roberts with his division, as a newspaper inspired by the historic Wipers Times created by First World War soldiers Captain FJ Roberts and Lieutenant JH Pearson in 1916, has been recreated to mark the centenary of the war.
Letters home from the Western Front in the First World War gave a snapshot of the horrendous conditions suffered by Ulster soldiers in the trenches
16-year-old Lee Dunion re-enacts the conditions in the trenches as a soldier in Thiepval Woods during the First World War
File photo dated 17/08/14 of British soldiers from the Royal Welch Fusiliers and the Cheshire Regiment in a Belgian town on their way to Mons as part of the British Expeditionary Force, as royalty, political leaders and families of the fallen will unite in Belgium and the UK today in marking 100 years since Britain entered the First World War.
Sgt David Harkness Blakey who died in 1916
Handout photo issued by London Transport Museum of Ole Bill, a 1911 B-type bus No. B43 flanked by standard bearers in the Armistice Day parade 1920 as wreaths are being laid at bus stations and garages across London in memory of the transport workers who died in the First World War.
A British soldier uses a periscope device in a First World War fire trench, as it was revealed a system of practice trenches have been found in Hampshire
File photo dated 20/08/14 of the scene outside the Enlisting Office in Thogmorton Street, London, at the beginning of the First World War, as royalty, political leaders and families of the fallen will unite in Belgium and the UK today in marking 100 years since Britain entered the First World War.
Men of the Royal marines landing at Ostend, during the Great War. 1914
Family handout photo of Capatain FJ Roberts (right) with family (L-R) Bert, Will, Nell and Fred Roberts, (front) dad Henry and mom Mary Roberts in 1900, as a newspaper inspired by the historic Wipers Times created by First World War soldiers Captain FJ Roberts and Lieutenant JH Pearson in 1916, has been recreated to mark the centenary of the war.
Records show newspapers urged women to send 'small comforts' like cigarettes and warm clothes to troops in the trenches
Research suggests most people in the UK do not realise the First World War extended beyond Europe
Wooden wing sections from a First World War bi-plane have been saved by RAF conservation experts
The Winchester Whisperer, a journal handwritten on toilet paper that was circulated by conscientious objectors who were imprisoned for their beliefs during the First World War. (Religious Society of Friends in Britain/BBC/PA)
Horror of the trenches: many from here made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War
Family handout photo of a young Captain F. J. Roberts, as a newspaper inspired by the historic Wipers Times created by First World War soldiers Captain FJ Roberts and Lieutenant JH Pearson in 1916, has been recreated to mark the centenary of the war.

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