09 Mar After nearly thirty years of hiding in the mountains in the Philippines, Lt Hiroo Onoda, the second to the last Japanese holdout, finally surrenders after he is personally issued orders relieving him of duty by his former commander.
The moment of death: This image - thought to be a still from a German film about Verdun - captures a French officer being thrown backwards by the impact of a bullet. He was just one of French casualties of the battle. Dying Splendor of the Old World
German Mörser in position on the Western Front. The gun is easily recognizable from the later 1916 model because of the lack of the fragmentation shield. Note the ammunition baskets to the left of the gun.