Picture by Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian

Philip Newton, Assistant History Curator at York Castle Museum places the only known survivng original sniper head in a case at the museum on 27th of June, 2014.

The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world is the focus of a major exhibition on the First World War at York Castle Museum this summer. 1914: When the World Changed Forever will take visitors from the recruitment office to the horrors of the frontline – from the Zeppelin raids happening at home to the thousands of men defending countries they had never stepped foot in.

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