Category: WORLD WAR I

Field Marshal Montgomery is one of the defining figures of British wartime. In terms of image and influence, he ranks alongside Winston Churchill. Churchill had…

The Last Post, the traditional final salute to the fallen, is played at 8pm each night by the buglers of the Last Post Association in…

Tsar Nicholas was to go thirsty. One hundred and three years after the Kyros was sent to the seabed by a German U-Boat commander, the…

The Wheatcroft Collection in the United Kingdom is a large and important collection of historical softskin and armoured military vehicles. It is one of the largest…

The horse was the mainstay of battle logistics in World War One, pulling munitions and armaments, transporting the sick and wounded. But they were also…

It is to my constant regret that I didn’t begin my pilgrimage to the Great War battlefields until a few years into this century. That…

It turns out the amazing battle scenes in Sam Mendes’ film 1917 were so realistic because they were mostly real. The actors in the movie…

The HMHS Britannic hit a mine off the Greek island of Kea in the Aegean Sea and French underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau was credited with…

Other uniquely Australian animals and birds were smuggled by troops to the Egyptian and other First World War fronts, such as wallabies, kookaburras, koalas, and…

The fighting in East Africa was particularly difficult for European troops. The weather was blisteringly hot, and the terrain was extremely difficult to get through.…

The Battle of Hamel was an offensive against German troops strategically holed up, in and around the high ground near the French town of Le…

In typical British humor, some recruitment efforts freely went tongue in cheek. One recruitment effort declared, “The country is arranging a trip to Germany for…