Category: WORLD WAR I

5 Battles Where Fighting Spirit Overcame the Odds

Battles can be lost for a hundred different reasons. Poor numbers, unwise strategy, inferior weapons, the list goes on. But just occasionally, a fighting force…

3 Wars That Paved the Way for World War I

The First World War was devastating in its scope and utterly unlike what national leaders expected. As such, it was seen by many as an…

Nicknamed the “Black Swallow of Death”, the First African-American Fighter Pilot Fought With The French in WW1

  Occasionally in history, an individual will come along whose story is almost too inexplicable to be true.  To be a runaway youth in early…

Sergeant York – Captured 132 German Soldiers Pretty Much Single Handed In WWI – Battle Scene

Sergeant Alvin York was seemingly born to a hardscrabble existence and anonymity in death, but World War One changed that forever. The story of York is…

10 Things You May Not Know About World War I

World War I was fought from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Because many of the combatants had colonies and alliances beyond the continent, it…

The Christmas Truce of 1914 – When the Impossible Happened

WWI was most notable for trench warfare, the conditions of which were often so horrific that it’s hard to imagine what these soldiers endured, day…

HMS Audacious: The Only Super-Dreadnought Sunk in WWI – By A German Naval Mine

The biggest, most advanced, most expensive, and most daunting war machinery of World War I was the super-dreadnought battleship. These great sea beasts were near…

Battle of Verdun Remembered Nearly 100 years After It Started

During World War One, the Battle of Verdun took more than 300,000 lives over 300 days. The area in the French forest where the battle…

The Car In Which Archduke Ferdinand Was Killed – By Geoff Moore

Getting as close up to key moments in history only occurs if you happen to be in the right or wrong place at the right…

Humanity and Compassion in WWI: The Christmas Truce and Friendship at Gallipoli

It is an amazing testament to the true goodness of humanity that even in the throes of battle, compassion can rise in the hearts of…

Come & Sink us Then! Captain Sacrifices his Boat & Crew but Sinks the U-Boat. Was Awarded the VC

At the end of July 1918 the British Royal Navy vessel HMS Stock Force was under the command of Lieutenant Harold Auten of the Royal…

William Avery “Billy” Bishop – The Kid Who Couldn’t Miss

Air Marshal William Avery “Billy” Bishop was a Canadian fighter pilot in WWI who crashed his plane during a practice run and was ordered to…