Tag: World War I

Comparing 7 Historic Battlefields Then And Now

Battles typically have a lasting physical impact on the places where they occur. Here we compare historic battlefields to their modern-day counterparts to see how…

5 Prisoners Of War Who Bravely Defied Their Captors

Clare Fitzgerald
Charles Upham with his military division

An unfortunate consequence of war is that those involved in the fighting will sometimes get captured by enemy forces. Known as prisoners of war (POWs),…

The Zimmermann Telegram: Why The US Joined The Allied Powers

Arthur Zimmermann and his telegram

It is believed today that few decoded messages have had the global and historical impact that the Zimmermann Telegram had in 1917. This single telegram…

A needle in a haystack – the missing wedding ring of a WWI vet returned

Sorry the original article is missing but here is another great article: How often does a search for something small – such as a needle…

The Plot to Destroy Black Tom Island At the WWI Visit of the U-Boat “Deutschland”

100 years ago this month, the U-Boat Deutschland, a German submarine, visited Baltimore on an alleged business venture. It spent a couple of weeks in…

The World War I Fatalities Who Were Reported Dead, But Survived

During World War I, many families dreaded a visit from the telegraph boy. A few terse words explaining that their son had died in the…

95-year-old War Memorial Destroyed in Car Crash

A memorial in Shortlands, Bromley, South London was destroyed when a Mini hit it after a two-car crash. At 10:20 am on Friday, two cars…

WWI Re-enactors Banned from Taking Antique Rifles to France

Members of the Great War Society, a WWI re-enactment group which represents the Accrington Pals, has come under scrutiny for anti-terror laws after attempting to…

World War I German Sub Destroyed After Discovery Of Unexploded Torpedo

100 years after it sank in World War I, the German U-boat UC-32 was destroyed off the coast of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear. A…

How Lochnagar Crater from World War One Was Preserved

On July 1st, hundreds of spectators gathered to witness a bugler play the Last Post, Britain’s salute to the war dead, at 7:28 am in…

Archbishops in Ireland Making Pilgrimage to the Battle of the Somme Site

Archbishops from the Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland in Armagh were on a three-day pilgrimage. They were traveling from Ireland to the site…

Irish Football Hero Killed in World War I during the Battle of Somme

Barney Donaghey was one of the most recognized names on the list of casualties from the Battle of Somme. Recognized by many Irish news readers…