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Bryan McClure 4m
Replying to @brymcclure
British Cemetery. In New Zealand, the Auckland Rugby Union sought to honour him and in 1922 renamed their competition for the top rugby club to the Gallaher Shield. Dave's own club of Ponsonby have won the Shield the most in it's history.
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Storm of Steel Solo Wargaming for the time being 23h
Front line trench in Thiepval woods after excavation and in the process of recording. The fire step facing towards the German lines can clearly be seen on the left hand side of the pic. This was the position of 36th (Ulster) Div on 1 July 1916
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Dr Stephen Clarke 18h
The remarkable grave of Melbourne-born 11/2202 Driver Robert Reaburn New Zealand Field Artillery, at the Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand. After surviving the Western Front, Robert died of influenza on 28 November 1918 during the Influenza Pandemic.
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Chris Kempshall Jun 2
Things that should not need saying: . Watching events in America recently as a historian I've been greatly reminded of similar moments in the past. This is a thread on black American experience during and after the /1
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Oh! What a Lovely Podcast 2h
If you haven't seen yet; our latest podcast where talks to us about Heavy Metal bands who utilise the in their songs is now available! Why not have a listen and then leave a rating/review on your podcast platform of choice!
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Andrew Fetherston 1h
No. 228 Ahmednagar Government Cemetery, India contains 49 graves. Ahmednagar was also the site of a POW camp during the war, and housed a mixture of German civilians and military personnel (mainly captured crews of German ships). 1/2
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Andrew Fetherston 4h
No. 227 Ahmadabad Cantonment Cemetery, India contains 6 graves. The graves are marked by headstones erected by the military authorities in India at the time, and include that of Private Alfred Bottell, who died of sunstroke, aged 19.
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Storm of Steel Solo Wargaming for the time being 7h
Excavations at Monchy-Le-Preux 2008, Canadian front line trenches and unexploded ordnance found during the excavations. The angle irons that held the sandbags on the sides of the trenches back are still in place.
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Storm of Steel Solo Wargaming for the time being Jun 2
West Yorkshire regiment shoulder flash found in front line trench positions at Thiepval Woods. The unit briefly occupied the positions on the afternoon of the 1st of July 1916. Made from brass and worn on the shoulder.
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Storm of Steel Solo Wargaming for the time being 23h
German pickelhaube found at Bixshoote, one of several that appeared to have been dumped together. Possibly in association with several set of human remains. The cloth cover has rotted away, but some of the leather straps remain.
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Andrew Fetherston 5h
No. 226 Ahipara Maori Cemetery, New Zealand contains 1 grave, that of Private Rata Brass. Rata had served in Egypt and Gallipoli before being invalided home. His health never recovered, and he died on 2nd February 1919.
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Poppy Mercier May 30
The Somme in the summer is just so beautiful. These poppy fields just the other side of Lochnagar Crater are just so stunning
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Storm of Steel Solo Wargaming for the time being Jun 2
Mills bombs found in frontline positions in Thiepval Woods. All live, all dangerous. These were removed by the EOC cover and placed in a pit far away from the excavation area to be picked up by the French déminer after being recorded for number, type and date.
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Frontline LH 3h
Has anyone written anything about the British West Indies Regiment in the Great War? Looking for some reading matter to develop my own knowledge please, friends
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Storm of Steel Solo Wargaming for the time being 24h
Down the Goodman Subway 1, Vimy. This tunnel was 1.2km long and brought Canadian soldiers forward to their attacking positions for the assault on Vimy Ridge in 1917. Covered in graffiti dated to the April attack.
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N L Collier 21h
02.06.1916 After an all-night bombardment, German attack Fort Vaux at dawn. In spite of vigorous French defence, they get onto & then into the Fort, where the fight goes on with grenades & MG fire in the pitch dark
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Oh! What a Lovely Podcast Jun 1
Replying to @juliarsct
Why do some Heavy Metal bands examine the First World War? In this episode tells us about the portrayal of the in Heavy Metal music, who is fascinated with tank warfare, & how the offers bands a way to discuss their own mortality
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Poppy Mercier May 31
Tonight’s sunset from Courcelette was particularly dramatic
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Connie Ruzich Jun 2
New post is up: "The Glory of War" by Major HF Constantine: (Painting "Paths of Glory" by CRW Nevins, IWM ART 518)
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Andrew Fetherston Jun 2
No. 223 Agra (Havelock) Cemetery, India contains 1 grave from the , that of 2nd Lt. Robert Locke Stewart, who died of pneumonia in October 1918. His grave is marked by a military headstone erected by the authorities rather than a one
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