Rain storm over the Messines-Wijtschate Ridge.


The Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont Hamel contains some of the best preserved and most easily viewed trenches of the Western Front.

Flanders 1917

Three soldiers slihouetted on the Western Front.
© Mary Evans/Robert Hunt Collection


Dawn over the river Somme at Curlu.


Rain storm over the Messines-Wijtschate Ridge.


Reconstructed German trenches at Bayernwald.


A collection of munitions stacked in the corner of a private garden.


Welsh Guards rest in a reserve trench during the Battle of Guillemont 3-6 September 1916.
© Mary Evans/Robert Hunt Collection

St Mihiel

The American Memorial at Montsec.

St Mihiel

American gun crew from Regimental Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry, firing a 37mm gun during an advance against the German entrenched positions near St Mihiel, 1918.

© Mary Evans/Robert Hunt Collection


A battered gun turret atop the Ouvrage de Froidterre.


German soldiers under fire from French artillery during the Battle of Verdun,1916.

© Mary Evans/Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo



Kansas City - National World War One Museum - Fox 4 News Interview


Fox 4 News Reporter Matt Stewart interviews Mike Sheil in Kansas City on Memorial Day.



Photographer displays WWI battlefields as they look today at Liberty Memorial.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Veterans and their families gathered under the Liberty Memorial this morning to honor those men and women who died in battle.

"The idea behind the photographs is they show lands which were once places of horror and killing, and today, you know, time and nature have healed the wounds of war and they're actually places of great beauty, and great peace and tranquility," said photographer and Keynote speaker Mike Sheil.

As the keynote speaker, he talked about the impact America had on the war. Sheil, a native of England, expressed his honor in being chosen to speak at the ceremony.

Read the full article: HERE



Kansas City - National World War One Museum and Memorial - On display until Aug 20th 2017


Doran Cart - Senior Curator of the Museum, shares his thoughts on the exhibition and his passion for the subject in the video below.



"Over all the years that the National World War One Museum has been doing special exhibitions, the one that I'm going to talk about now is probably one of the most special"



Belfast City Hall

Forming part of Belfast City Council’s wider ‘Decade Of Centenaries: Reflections On 1916’ programme, Fields of Battle Lands of Peace will be outside Belfast City Hall until
August 28th.

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(There is a delay of around 12 seconds before the video starts).




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The Exhibition

Fields of Battle has been on display in Paris, London, Nottingham, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Strasbourg, Istanbul and Kansas City.

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The Trust
The Charitable Trust

Fields of Battle 14-18 is registered as a not-for-profit charity in the UK. It exists purely through the generosity of the public together with securing corporate sponsorship and grants.

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Mike Sheil - The Photographer
The Photographer

The original concept of the late broadcaster, historian and author, Professor Richard Holmes, it took photographer Mike St Maur Sheil eight years to complete the photography for Fields of Battle.

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View a short video on the inspiration behind Michael St Maur Sheil's journey capturing the emotional and historical heritage of landscapes which witnessed the monumental events of the
First World War.

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