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The Great War in color: Images show the extraordinary spirit of World War One as servicemen are transformed to show the real faces of real people

Daily Mail Logo Daily Mail | Slide 1 of 10: A Canadian charity breathed new life into the photos (which are on display at Canada's national war museum and have been published in a book called They Fought In Colour), in the hope that a new generation will be able to connect more easily with the experience's of soldiers during the global conflict, which spanned from 1914 to 1918. Two German prisoners are pictured carrying a wounded Canadian soldier during an Allied advance east of the French city of Arras in August 1918

Black and white photos have been transformed with color to shed new light on the lives of soldiers during the First World War.

Stunning colorized images capture both the horrors of the Great War and the extraordinary spirit of servicemen as they tried to keep up morale.

A Canadian charity has breathed new life into the photos, in the hope that a new generation will be able to connect more easily with the experiences of soldiers during the global conflict, which spanned from 1914 to 1918.

They show Canadian soldiers on their way to a training exercise in Salisbury Plain, guarding German prisoners and wading through thick mud on the battlefields of Belgium.

In more lighthearted scenes, troops are shown presenting a dog to a nurse at a clearing station towards the end of the Battle of the Somme and preparing for a variety show in France.

Pictured above: Two German prisoners are pictured carrying a wounded Canadian soldier during an Allied advance east of the French city of Arras in August 1918.

© Library and Archives Canada / Vimy Foundation Colourized Photos

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