Tag: The Great War

The Flanders Poppy: A symbol of remembrance and sacrifice.

The history of the Flanders poppy goes back to the time of the Great War. Red poppies were among the […]

Anzac Day, 103 years on, Lest We Forget.

The amazing image above is the last photograph of the Australian Infantry Division’s 11th Battalion before being sent off to the […]

Gallipoli relic of a bygone age.

When the allied forces left the Gallipoli peninsula at the end of December 1915, the horrible deadly campaign left a […]

The Angels of Mons

Is Archangel Michael, the ‘Angel of Mons’, who saved the British? In the sweltering heat of August 1914, the British […]

A history of the First World War: No.12 Mons, the British baptism of fire.

Mons is one of those battles that evokes great pride amongst many people in Britain today. The mere mention of […]

The Christmas Truce of 1914.

As Christmas approached in the year 1914, loved ones back home and the soldiers on the front lines had thought […]

A history of the First World War: No.11 Dreaming of Alsace and Lorraine.

Revenge ! This is what France had envisaged in its war plans from the onset of hostilities when Germany declared […]

We should all see our memorials and cenotaphs, at least once in our lifetime.

  From an Australian perspective, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War on 11th […]

A history of the First World War: No. 10 The march through Belgium and German Atrocities !

The first, second and third army group of the German advance through Belgium, swept aside all resistance in August 1914. […]

A history of the First World War: No. 9 The Siege of the Liège Forts.

The beginning of August 1914 on the Western Front saw the great German march begin, when the German Fourth Army […]