Tag: Twentieth Century

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 […]

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 […]

A history of the First World War: No.8 Der Kriegsherr von 1914 (Part 2 of 2).

Part 2 of Der Kriegsherr von 1914 will continue to look at the warlords or commanders that played a significant […]

A history of the First World War: No.7 Der Kriegsherr von 1914 (Part 1 of 2).

The following article is not about the statesmen of their respective empires like Wilhelm Kaiser of Germany, King George V […]

A history of the First World War: No.5 Mobilisation and the groundswell of enthusiasm.

I often wonder if the belligerent powers of the First World War had a magical crystal ball to see into […]

A history of the First World War: No.4 Austria bombs Belgrade and all hell breaks loose.

“One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans (1888)” –Otto Von […]

A history of the First World War: No.3 The blame game and some thoughts on the July crisis of 1914.

“What decided the German government to prepare for an eventual European War was a crisis that was brewing not in […]

The Winds of Change, New York City 1945

Every year millions of migrating birds fly over New York City, using it as a stop over while on their […]