Powerful images of World War I brought to life in color by a Cardiff electrician


Royston Leonard has dedicated time and effort to bring these historic images to life

These colorized images reveal how much the troops sacrificed during the war as we come together to remember them on November 11.

The images were colorized by electrician Royston Leonard, 55, of Cardiff, who dedicated his time to bringing these emotional photographs to life.

One of the images, from Armistice Day in 1918, showed dozens of soldiers lined up to board a truck to take them home after they’ve been through the trenches, backpacks slung and smiles on their faces .

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Another dark image, from the same day, showed a platoon of soldiers gathered around a Union flag on a mound of dirt, remembering those they had lost.

Other images recolored by Royston show jubilant crowds in New York City celebrating the end of the war, the funeral of a fallen British soldier and troops leaving their trenches for the last time.

Cities across the UK went silent for two minutes at 11 a.m. today to mark Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the armistice.

Remembrance Sunday falls on the second Sunday in November, when people across the UK honor those who have lost their lives in wars.

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