Category: WORLD WAR I

Artillery shells and bullets whizzing over the trenches created a cacophony of noise. With all of this noise, shouted commands could go unheard. Trench whistles…

O’Meara managed to rescue over twenty men during those few days. He also carried much-needed supplies and ammunition to trenches under heavy bombardment. While war…

In an audacious desert crossing, Laurence and his Bedouin group reached Aqaba and launched an attack against the bastion on the morning of July 4,…

Then Germans bombarded the Australian troops with mustard gas. This had a devastating effect causing over 1,000 casualties with varying degrees of “blindness.” Villers-Bretonneux is…

In total, 16,697 New Zealand soldiers lost their lives during the First World War, and a great many of them have never been found or…

Briefly put, the Battle of Broodseinde Ridge was one of many operations in the broader Ypres offensives. There were five Ypres offensives during World War…

Since the Mexican-American war of 1846-1848, a number of conflicts had been photographed by the time the world found itself engulfed in the First World…

There is also an extremely rare letter from industrialist Oskar Schindler, the man who put his own life at risk by rescuing hundreds of Jews…

The WWI Burberry had evolved for war use, featuring D-rings on the belt to attach equipment, a pistol flap in the breast, epaulets to display…

This success came at a huge cost. The Australian 1st Division suffered 5,285 casualties — an inordinate number given a division normally consists of around…

Some had not seen their wives or girlfriends for months, perhaps years; others had never even touched a woman. A First World War veteran once…

During the trench fighting in the First World War, the world experienced a global cholera pandemic, now known as the sixth pandemic. Professor Nick Thomson,…