Picture by Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian

Lauren Masterman looking at a tray of original artificial eyes used by returning WWI soldiers after the war at York Castle 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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