A soldier in the trenches in France, holding onto a gas alarm, which would warn against chemical attacks from the enemy, 1916
Two women, part of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, digging graves for fallen British soldiers in a cemetery at Abbeville, France, 1918
British nurses working on an ambulance train holding out cages with canaries. The canaries were used during World War I not only to entertain soldiers, but also to warn of gas attacks.
1913, Suffragette activist Emily Davison was trampled to death, after running out in front of King George V’s horse in protest for women’s right to vote.
Epson Derby. They say she died a martyr, as the WSPU colours were found inside her coat. On the other hand, there was also a return train ticket in her coat, so it can be inferred she did not intend to die. #ashistory