The conflict's start on July 28, 1914, signaled the beginning of a new era in high-tech warfare, which included fighter aircraft, tanks, chemical weapons, and flamethrowers.
Getty Images digitizes tens of thousands of images from the Great War, which show everything from aircraft locked in aerial combat to the first torpedo launches.
Albert Ball lived a full life despite dying in the line of duty at only 20 years of age. One of the very first breed of fighter pilots, he was also a petrolhead and one of the first Morgan customers. We retrace his steps from his home to his final resting place in the car car he most certainly would have owned today.
With WWI fighters, seaplanes of the '30s, legendary participants of the Battle of Britain, bombers from WWII, and jets from the '40s to the present day, the Royal Air Force Museum London has examples from every era of flight. Here's a full photo tour.