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Ryan Stavka 21h
In Russian Military History 16 August (3/5) 1915: Russians retreat to Brest-Osovyets-Kovna line. Bialystok partially evacuated. Germans repulsed at Mitau. Kovna bombarded. Austrians cross the Krzna. German fleet attacks near entrance of Gulf of Riga.
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Western Front Association 2h
The Truth about German Atrocities in Belgium during the First World War. The record as presented to a Parliamentary hearing in 1915. Reports of outrages, murder, executions and looting.
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I like cats 19h
"Map of the horror of the . Each grid square is 250m squared; the number in blue is the amount of bodies found in each. One of them says 808. That’s over 3 bodies per meter squared."
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Sendy Shimada Aug 13
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Ryan Stavka 21h
In Russian Military History 16 August (2/5) 1915: Turks driven back near Olti in Caucasus. Russian troops enter Van, occupy Kep, and announce defeat of Turks in communique 1914: Russians advance through East Prussia. Austrians capture Shabatz in Serbia
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Pike Grey 1914-1918 Aug 16
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WW1 Baseball 3h
Ol' Pete Alexander of the and other ballplayers serving in the had a place to buy equipment at — the Zone was the cantonment's authorized entertainment area —
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Flanders Fields Aug 14
Men soon dubbed the 'Battle of the Mud'. Machinery got stuck, leaving men vulnerable to attack. Men and horses often drowned in craters of mud and soldiers reported seeing their comrades 'swallowed' by the quicksand-like conditions.
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WW1 Battlecast 8h
“A Machine Gun Nest” by Samuel Johnson Woolf. The painting ( or a copy of it) currently hangs in the visitors’ center of Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC.
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REME Museum Aug 16
1888 T.E.Lawrence, , was born. This badge was taken from an light field gun in during , not by him, but he was leading forces against the .
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WW1 Baseball 16h
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WW1 Baseball Aug 14
"Saturday’s match at drew a 6000 crowd to witness an exhibition new to , and one that was keenly followed. The photograph shows the two pitchers in the centre and the two catchers at the outside." — (Aberdeen Express, 7 Oct 1918)
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Ryan Stavka Aug 15
In Russian Military History 15 August (1/2) 1915: 1730 Russian soldiers captured near Kovna. Russian line at Bransk is broken resulting in 5,000 men taken prisoner. Germans capture Losice, Biala, and Mezyrecze. They also cross the river Bug east of Droghiczyn.
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Pike Grey 1914-1918 Aug 16
105 years ago: Galicia, Austria-Hungary: The Polish Supreme National Committee calls for the formation the Polish Legions. These Legions were to be created from the so-called 'First Cadre' already fighting in Russia.
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Pike Grey 1914-1918 23h
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Pike Grey 1914-1918 Aug 16
Look at that! I bought a bunch of used on auction last week and just got them. Most are on the , which I don't mind since my home library is lacking some of the classics and for just 40£ including shipping I'm happy.
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Pike Grey 1914-1918 Aug 16
105 years ago: Montenegrin Front: The Montenegrins retreat from Čelebići. They leave small patrols to ambush, raid supply columns and frustrate the Austro-Hungarian mountain troops advancing in the hilly terrain.
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Pike Grey 1914-1918 Aug 16
105 years ago: Battle of Cer: Hand to hand combat, counterattacks, infiltrations and close assault continue throughout the night. At dawn, both Serbians and Austro-Hungarians are exhausted.
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WW1cemeteries.com Aug 16
Point 110 Old Military Cemetery was named from the contour on the map; before September 1916 it was called King George's Hill. The cemetery contains 100 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, three of which are unidentified.
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Pike Grey 1914-1918 Aug 15
105 years ago: Eastern Front: Col. Freiherr von Holzhausen, commander of Vienna's famous 'Hoch- und Deutschmeister' Inf. Regt. No.4, is killed leading two of his regiment's battalions in support of the 6th Cavalry Division.
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