Well, how confusing is this? In the one corner we have the well established First Blitz by Neil Hanson which looks at the German bombing operations against London in 1917 and 1918 and here we have Andrew P Hyde’s The First Blitz doing pretty much the same thing but sticking with 1917. Similarities abound and yet the two books have [...]
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Schoolboy, 12, digs up mother’s vegetable patch to build replica WWI trench in back garden, complete with sandbags, for history project
Daily Mail: Schoolboy Oliver Batchelor went the extra mile for a history project by digging a 4ft World War One replica trench in his back garden.Wannabe soldier Oliver, 12, from Worthing, West Sussex, recreated a battle front by spending a week after school digging up mother Saskia Marshall’s vegetable patch to build it. Dad Wayne, 42, said: ‘As I used [...]
Sky.com: The Imperial War Museum wants the public to contribute to a new site that aims to reveal eight million stories of the Great War. The stories of more than eight million men and women who served during the First World War are set to be told online. The Imperial War Museum is leading the massive project which will pay [...]
The First World War’s last surviving battleship is on course to be transformed into a floating museum after provisionally securing a £12 million lottery funding boost. The National Museum of the Royal Navy is now confident HMS Caroline will be opened as a ‘world class’ visitor attraction ahead of the centenary of its most famous wartime engagement – the 1916 [...]
Most US firearms collectors are well aware of the legendary Springfield 1903 and the M1 Garand. A firearm that actually served harder and saw more combat, the M1917, rarely gets the attention it deserves. The Enfield Origins of the M1917 When the great empires of Europe let slip the dogs of war in World War I, no country found themselves [...]
One cold morning last year, we attended an estate in the Niagara Falls where we were fortunate enough to come across and purchase a rare World War I Richard Verascope stereo camera previously owned by the French Army. The camera is in pristine condition and included the original leather carrying case and glass slides. Each slide is a piece of [...]
Could Body Armor Have Saved Millions in WWI? Poor helmets & a lack of torso protection for men in the trenches.
Unlike ancient bloodlettings lost to memory, World War I lingers in our collective DNA. The image of the trenches is our icon of hell on earth. Ten million soldiers died in mud-ditches and no-mans-land during the Great War, and we remember this dark narrative because they died for nothing. After reaching pinnacles of human achievement, civilization set about to destroy itself out [...]
A postcard sent home by a captured WWI soldier has come to light 95 years after it was sent from a German prisoner of war camp. Charles Jeffries sent the card from Limburg an der Lahn on 30 April, 1918 to let his family in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, know he had been taken prisoner. His granddaughter, Pat Nicholls, 78, of Shepreth, [...]
As part of their World War One commemorations, organisers in the Belgian city of Antwerp plan to reconstruct the pontoon bridge which helped the Belgian Army and many residents escape occupation in 1914. But first they wanted people to share their families’ stories at a roadshow in the king’s former palace. Louis Van Gysel with photos of his mother and [...]
We will still remember them: WWI British soldiers are finally laid to rest with full military honours 96 years after they died
Daily Mail: Four British soldiers killed in action during the First World War were today finally buried with full military honours in northern France. The ceremony at the Ecoust-Saint-Mein cemetery, attended by Prince Michael of Kent, came almost 100 years to the day since they lost their lives during the Battle of Arras. Two of the dead soldiers were identified, [...]