Tag: World War I

The truth behind the “Russian rumor” of mythical WW I Cossacks

Siegphyl

The existence of the Cossacks immediately became news even without confirmation as to whether there is truth to the stories of their sightings. News spread…

Scottish Scoutmaster Saved Hundreds Of Lives From German Snipers In World War I

Ian Harvey
Scottish Scoutmaster

He was part of one of the first troops in Scotland and after leaving the Army, he went back later on and was brave enough…

Archaeologists unearth remains of 21 German soldiers preserved in WWI Shelter

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The remains of 21 German soldiers were found buried in a well-preserved WWI shelter almost a hundred years after their death. The soldiers were members…

Extraordinary First World War Pillbox Near North Walsham Saved from Extinction

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Extraordinary First World War pillbox located nearby north Norfolk was saved from its near extinction indicating the centenary year of the conflict’s outbreak. The round…

Europe’s Great Powers And The ‘Suicidal’ War

Ian Harvey

The four years of the First World War, between 1914 and 1918, saw nations left almost lifeless and battles fought all around the world, but…

If the Germans had won the First World War

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Different responses are drawn from the world’s famed historians when posed with the question, “What if the Germans won in the First World War?”. Those…

WWI’s Lord Kitchener Embellished on New £2 Coins

Heziel Pitogo

In a decision that will likely raise a few eyebrows, the Royal Mint has come up with a new design for the £2 coin which will…

WWI Onslaught Captured in Joe Sacco’s 24-Foot Artwork

Heziel Pitogo

Maltese-American journalist Joe Sacco’s most recent work is not a comprehensive article or a thousand pages long graphic novel;  it is a panoramic illustration 24…

London’s Imperial War Museum schedules closure for refurbishment in 2014 gearing up for WWI Centenary

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The Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London is scheduled to close its doors to the public this 2014. The museum is set to reopen after…

German U-Boat Wreckage Discovered Off the Coast of Kent

Evette Champion

The BBC reports that the wreckage of a German World War One U-Boat is left marooned in a remote area of the mudflats off of…

WWII gravestones in Normandy restored for 70th Anniversary of D-Day landings

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Preparations get underway as Normandy gears for the 70th anniversary of D-Day landings. Officials say that part of the preparation is the restoration of thousands…

Inspiring story of a WWI hero who survived Ypres, Somme and Passchendale

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A soldier who fought in the World War I survived the Battle of Somme. He lived another day to fight at Ypres. At a cruel…