It's nearly a century since the beginning of the Great War, but as British photographer Michael St Maur Sheil documented, its battle fields, though quiet, still bear the scars of some of histories most concentrated and prolonged fighting.
|Shell-pocked field near Verdun|
|Fort de Douaument - a defense near Verdun|
|Trench lines and shell craters still mark Beaumont Hamel on the Somme|
|Grave of French soldier Edouard Ivaldi in Champagne|
|And underground chapel made by French soldiers in lines near Soissons|
Some more of his battle field photography can be seen here.