Tag: world war one

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 […]

Past and Present: The Grand Place, Mons, Belgium.

Past The Belgian site of Mons has a long and illustrious past going back to Neolithic times. The Romans under […]

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 […]

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.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.6 The War Propaganda Poster.

“Propaganda draws nourishment from the sins of the enemy. If there are no sins, invent them ! The aim is […]

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 […]