Tag: WWI

The Relatively Unknown But Gruesome Battle of St. Eloi Craters

Military historians have often overlooked the First World War battle of St. Eloi Craters. Perhaps this lack of interest is because it was a Canadian…

Common WW1 Myths That Have Been Debunked By Experts

Perhaps no other war in history has attracted as much scrutiny as the First World War. With attention comes myths, misinformation, and controversies that have…

WWI’s Harlem Hellfighters To Receive Congressional Gold Medal

In this National Guard historic painting by H. Charles McBarron, Soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment, the Harlem Hellfighters, go into action near Sechault, France, on September 29, 1918 during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.

On Monday, Congress signed the Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act, which will see the WWI infantry unit awarded with the nation’s highest civilian honor.…

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…

I hear you have captured the whole German army “No sir, only 132”

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…

Have You Ever Wanted to Talk to a WWI Soldier? Now You Can With This New Chatbot

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…

Success at Last – One Woman’s Determination to Get Granddad’s Auctioned Medals Back Into The Family

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…

Dive on the wreck of HMS Invincible (Watch)

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…

The Little Caterpillar: Hornsby Tractor (Watch)

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

10 Things You Need To Know About Hermann Goering

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,…

How Modern Art Helped the Allies Win Both World Wars

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…

Home Guard Member Recalls His Experiences, They Were Nothing Like Dad’s Army!

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…