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Tom Isitt Jul 7
Affectionately known as The Hippopotamus, this Italian 15cm WW1 howitzer sits at 11,000ft, above the Adamello glacier. It took 200 men 76 days to get it there
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Roger Kasper 10h
Understated and moving tributes to heroes who left Burbage for the conflict and never returned. They are remembered on homes they once lived in, all over the village
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Home Truths 13h
Production meeting today to get the ball rolling for Lest We Forget! Lots of exciting things to do, made even better with tea, coffee and a cookie!
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Dan Townsend 9h
Trench build update- 1.30pm and end of day 1. Tomorrow will tell if the students’ experimental PVA glue/ mud mix will hold.
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N L Collier Jul 14
14.07.1916 Determined attacks by British forces on the . Bavarian IR 16 fights till it runs out of grenades & its MGs are wrecked. In 2 weeks of fighting it has lost its Colonel (PoW), 71 other officers & 2559 men (map from Sheldon, Fighting the Somme)
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National WWI Museum 10h
Immigration around : On the eve of WWI, the U.S. experienced the greatest wave of immigration in its history. Over the past 3 decades, nearly 12 million immigrants had arrived at our shores, most from Europe. Now they were being sent back to Europe to fight.
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Beverley A Palin 21h
Floored last night with some kind of bug. Still, here's some pics from my birthday larks on Sat... party like it's 1916!
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Dan Hill Jul 9
Some of the inscriptions chosen by grieving families to adorn their loved ones graves in cemeteries really are breathrakingly sad. Ive seen a few very powerful ones these last few days on the Somme. This one has been in my mind all day.
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OadbyRemembers1914 Jul 14
Thank you to everyone who came along to book launch yesterday...a memorable end to our 5 year research project to research the names on the Oadby war memorial 1914-18
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Dan Hill Jul 9
Sometimes a moving personal inscription on a headstone really makes you think, other times it completely stops you in your tracks. This is one. Wow.
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Caroline Jul 14
“Don’t like war! And shan’t play any more if present conditions continue much longer.” (Francis Aylmer Maxwell). Thinking about Trones Wood on 14th July.
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Jessica Meyer Jul 11
As has announced the new series, I think I'm free to say that I will be appearing in the 22nd July episode, talking to Daniel Radcliffe about his great-great uncle's letters home during .
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N L Collier 14h
July 1916 In the summer heat, the stench of the battlefield is appalling. Constant shelling dismembers the dead into ever smaller pieces. French troops put garlic cloves in their nostrils, Germans request extra tobacco (pic from )
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WW1 Baseball 16h
When Sgt. Hank Gowdy, , , gets home to the in 1919 — — (Boston Post, 4 December 1918)
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WarGravesCommission Jul 8
The are looking to contact relatives of the following First World War casualties listed here: . Are you related to any of those listed on the document in the link? Please help us by sharing our appeal.
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Carl Dycer Jul 14
Front end of a 1915 London bus that was converted to a troop carrier and used on the in that was bought by a friend of ours today. He said it’s a five year renovation project. He’ll do it too. He owns a least six war era vehicles that he’s sorted to date.
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Lucy London Jul 11
Neil Thornton's latest book - WW1 soldier poets Siegfried Sassoon and Ewart Alan Mackintosh are featured.
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Elizabeth Smith 13h
I used the free app to find war graves nearby. At St Helen's, Escrick I found the grave of Sir Frederick Laurence Field who served in and was the First Sea Lord in the 1930s. Like a fifth of war graves in the North of England it's a private memorial.
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Tim Godden 18h
Delighted to return from a weekend with family to find a recent collaborative chapter with has been published. Great to be alongside so many other excellent scholars of the theme, too.
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Di Rutherford Jul 14
I haven't come across too many references to burials in Palestine during , most files that I've seen cover Gallipoli or the Western Front. This file - AWM27 355/72 includes information on burial locations & a complaint regarding the misuse of the No. 1 green identity disc.
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