Category: WORLD WAR I

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…

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…