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Mia Jones Sep 26
For the last three years I've spent this week taking students around the battlefields and watching them fall in love with history(and Belgian chocolate). God, I miss it. Can't wait to take them again 💛 school trips are just the best!
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Kathryn White 19h
New blog post: exploring the camps of Codford!
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Jesse Alexander Sep 16
Memorial to Austro-Hungarian (South Tyrolean) ace Ernst Pontalti near Innsbruck. On May 22, 1918 he was escorting an aerial photography aircraft when shot down by Italian ace Francesco Baracca. He did not survive the crash, and the 22-year-old became Baracca's 32nd kill.
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RG Poulussen Sep 7
in 1944, Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Montgomery, contemplating near unknown casualties from his regiment in .
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Dan Hill Sep 8
Cool picture from a trip a little while back exploring the US actions of in France - The American memorial in the background towers over the ruined church at Montfaucon, captured after bitter fighting by Doughboys of the US 1st Army in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of 1918.
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The Irish at War Sep 14
1915 Lance Corporal Peter Sands from Belfast was executed for desertion. Sands, a 9 year veteran had a 4 day home pass but stayed in Belfast for 5 months. He was 'a very good character, both in ordinary behaviour & as a fighting man.' He was 26.
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Steve Stewart Sep 10
Plymouth Weston Mill Cemetery CWGC WW1 plot. One of our largest plots in the SW, maintained for us by a local contractor Ian Wilson, who happened to be on site when I visited. Doing a great job.
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WW1cemeteries.com Sep 26
“You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye Who cheer when soldier lads march by, Sneak home and pray you'll never know The hell where youth and laughter go.” Siegfried Sassoon
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Eastwind Sep 13
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andyblanck Sep 15
could you be interested in the story of the towing of a 149mm caliber cast iron cannon dragged during by the Italians to more than 3000 meters on the and today still up there and declared the highest cannon in Europe?
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Dan Hill Sep 11
Believe it or not, this is a photograph. The village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont was utterly annihilated when it found itself in the line of fire during the Battle of Verdun in 1916, changing hands 16 times. In 1914 it had a population of 422, today it's 0.
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Peter Hart’s Military History Sep 16
This weeks 'proper' episode is on the Great War British ace Major James McCudden. He was the true all-round aviator serving with the ground crew, as observer/gunner and then finally as a single-seater scout pilot. What a story!
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Dan Hill 23h
One of many tanks to be found around the UK in the immediate post-war years. This one in Hitchin, named Fearless II, played a prominent role at Cambrai in November 1917. Sadly almost all of these were broken up for scrap during WW2.
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Peter Hart Sep 11
What is next weeks podcast about? Well its a true hero Major James McCudden and the story of his rise from humble air mechanic to ace scout. A thrilling and inspiring tale than ends in tragedy. Out Thursday!
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WW1cemeteries.com Sep 26
British troops advance to the attack through a cloud of poison gas as viewed from the trench which they have just left: a remarkable snapshot taken by a soldier of the London Rifle Brigade on the opening day of the Battle of Loos, 25 September 1915. © IWM HU 63277B
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CommonwealthWarGraves Sep 27
Can you help us? We’re looking to contact relatives of the following First and Second World War casualties listed here: . Could you be connected to these individuals or know of someone who may be? Please help us by sharing our appeal.
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Lethal Nationalism Sep 10
Thank you Australia!!!!! Amazing news! "Lethal Nationalism: Genocide of the Greeks 1913-1923" was just selected by Byzanfest via ! -
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Jesse Alexander 1h
"Collect fruit pits for the extraction of oils." German poster showing the effects of shortages and the blockade. People reduced to extracting fatty oils from fruit pits rarely looked as happy as these two I'd wager.
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Rob Schaefer Sep 12
This German Great War portrait photograph was coloured by Johnny Sirlande for and was taken roughly 103 years ago! An unidentified Hauptmann in the Prussian Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 15. Look into those eyes. This is one intense guy.
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