Discovering The Great War

All about the First World War, 1914-1918

What Rob says! — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) September 19, 2020 @Rob_Gale @LucyLondon7 @colour_history What Rob says!
18 September 1918An incident at an advanced field dressing station during a recent allied push. A British Chaplain saying a prayer over a dying German Medic, near Epehy in France. © IWM Q 11336 pic.twitter.com/2a8XVPkgE5 — Doug (@colour_history) September 18, 2020 RT @colour_history: 18 September 1918 An incident at an advanced field dressing station during […]
Celles de Bayeux m'avaient marqué avec le casque, les grenades, les obus et le masque à gaz qui les ornent. pic.twitter.com/Q7XR4Lonat — Gigi Trumendus (@Florian_Rgl) September 19, 2020 RT @Florian_Rgl: @Genealanille @Stbslam Celles de Bayeux m’avaient marqué avec le casque, les grenades, les obus et le masque à gaz qui les…
Tomorrow on #OldFrontLine we walk a field on the #Somme that links together an English composer, a Canadian VC recipient, a Black cat that went into action in a tank and a young officer who collected old books. https://t.co/cvC4JAHgid pic.twitter.com/BnTXwdwNSe — Old Front Line Podcast (@OldFrontLinePod) September 18, 2020 RT @OldFrontLinePod: Tomorrow on #OldFrontLine we […]
The Globe 14 September 1916. pic.twitter.com/m1dkMhBcZa — Simon Jones (@SimonJHistorian) November 21, 2018 RT @SimonJHistorian: @SB_Anzac @bcerha1914 @UkNatArchives The Globe 14 September 1916. https://t.co/m1dkMhBcZa
Maquette en coupe de différents types de tranchées ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/x3nUBebkdR — Camille Vargas Harlé (@C_VargasHarle) September 17, 2020 RT @C_VargasHarle: Maquette en coupe de différents types de tranchées ⤵️ https://t.co/x3nUBebkdR
Austro-Hungarian soldiers in a trench – all wearing 'Berndorfer' helmets. Note the 'Rohr' hand grenade on the parapet. These consisted of a cardboard tube filled with explosives and a simple cast-iron head – cheap but effective. pic.twitter.com/Yqq4maA4ju — Nicolai Eberholst (Pike Grey 1914-1918) (@PikeGrey1418) September 11, 2020 RT @PikeGrey1418: Austro-Hungarian soldiers in a trench – […]
T E Lawrence, robe & dagger, 1916. @AshmoleanMuseum pic.twitter.com/Ht7ROL4n85 — Simon Jones (@SimonJHistorian) September 11, 2020 RT @SimonJHistorian: T E Lawrence, robe & dagger, 1916. @AshmoleanMuseum https://t.co/Ht7ROL4n85
Battle of Konary, 16-23 May 1915 – entrenched positions of the 1st Brigade of the Polish Legions pic.twitter.com/c6CrCJa05E — Marcin Parzyński (@marcin_par) September 11, 2020 RT @marcin_par: Battle of Konary, 16-23 May 1915 – entrenched positions of the 1st Brigade of the Polish Legions https://t.co/c6CrCJa05E
This time last week I was a relieved chap. For many years I have known about Harry Thurlow. He served in the Leeds Pals during the Great War, 15/896 Corporal and later Sergeant. He took part in the attack on Serre 1/7/16 and survived both the Somme and the war….more. pic.twitter.com/bHE6aP42vg — Tim Thurlow (@TrenchTrotter) […]
This Project
Charting the daily events of World War One, this history project aims to provide a bite-sized and engaging way to follow the events of 100 years ago. Using a variety of sources, I aim to refer to the main events of the war on the centenary of their occurrence. However, it's not just about the main events, I have also taken time to research lesser known events in order to help the reader to feel engaged with the scope of the war.