Tag: WWI

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…

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…

We are still going through the centennial of WWI, each month there is a new anniversary of a campaign or battle. The Great War was…

Mandy McClean sat with her ear glued to the telephone listening to the bids as they slowly climbed. They passed her estimate of £700, passed…

HMS Invincible was built by Sir WG Armstrong, Whitworth & Company on Tyneside.  She was launched on the 13th of April 1907 and had an eventful…

In 1904 David Roberts, Managing director of the firm Richard Hornsby & Sons of Grantham, patented a new form of crawler track which was applied…

Hermann Goering was born on the 12th of January 1893, as a son of a wealthy German diplomat, Heinrich Goering, who pursued an overseas career,…

World War I was devastating because offensive technology had superseded defensive ones, leading to catastrophic death rates. Britain was especially vulnerable since it depended on…

Peter Blackburn – the 90-year-old, one of the last remaining member of the Pulham Market Home Guard, feels that today’s children are not at all…

Tanks are designed for front-line combat. These strong armored fighting vehicles are a pivotal part of any land forces in warfare. Tanks can be used…

Here are 8 great war movies in honor of the Centenary of the First World War. 1. J’accuse (1919) The first in our list of…

June 5th, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Lord Kitchener One of the most iconic images from WWI is the recruitment poster…