Discovering The Great War

All about the First World War, 1914-1918

14 Oct 1918, Maj-Gen Louis Lipsett, hit by machine-gun bullet & died, aged 44. Funeral attended by Gen Arthur Currie & Prince of Wales. Buried in Quéant Communal Cemetery. Last British general to command Canadian division in field & last to be killed in #WW1. Pupil @BedfordSchool pic.twitter.com/D2sBXnIOnO — Revd Nicholas Pye (@RevdPye) October 14, […]
A Serbian battery of French 155 mm model 1877 artillery guns during the First Battle of the Crna Bend on the Macedonian Front, November 1916. pic.twitter.com/2bUEuYxt6V — Nicolai Eberholst (Pike Grey 1914-1918) (@PikeGrey1418) October 15, 2021 RT @PikeGrey1418: A Serbian battery of French 155 mm model 1877 artillery guns during the First Battle of the […]
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A soldier of the Hertfordshire Regiment filmed behind the lines near Ypres in October 1917. The Herts were only ever filmed once, and what's left a century later is a fascinating legacy of ordinary men in extraordinary times. pic.twitter.com/Zr17RGZwnA — Dan Hill (@DanHillHistory) October 12, 2021 RT @DanHillHistory: A soldier of the Hertfordshire Regiment filmed […]
Original colour photograph by French colour photography pioneer Fernand Cuville of six Russian soldiers of the Russian Expeditionary Force in the ruins of Reims in France, 1917. pic.twitter.com/68HCXbrV2f — Nicolai Eberholst (Pike Grey 1914-1918) (@PikeGrey1418) October 12, 2021 RT @PikeGrey1418: Original colour photograph by French colour photography pioneer Fernand Cuville of six Russian soldiers of […]
#KindleDealsUnseen, Unheard: Submarine E14 and the Dardanelles. By @davidboyle1958 https://t.co/0u1UdR3oGT@WW1TheGreatWar#ww1 #royalnavy #kindlecountdown #bookboost pic.twitter.com/A12k36O07z — Aspects of History (@AspectsHistory) October 12, 2021 RT @AspectsHistory: #KindleDeals Unseen, Unheard: Submarine E14 and the Dardanelles. By @davidboyle1958 https://t.co/0u1UdR3oGT @WW1TheG…
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Great picture. Love the composition on this. https://t.co/CcAqBuPXfW — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 5, 2021 Great picture. Love the composition on this. https://t.co/CcAqBuPXfW
Day 4 of #BlackHistoryMonth and we delve in to WW1 and the SWW. George Arthur Roberts left his home in Trinidad in 1915 and joined the Middlesex Regiment & becomes Sergeant. Very unusual. He served in the Battle of Loos, and the Battle of the Somme.1/6 pic.twitter.com/6BWhAugmpq — Tracey P (@April_1970s) October 4, 2021 RT […]
One of the best ‘rough sketches’ of Hill 60 in April 1915. This is part of a diary of Lieutenant JAC Pennycuick RE that is included in the war diary of the 59 Field Company RE. This is one of the clearest representations of the craters on Hill 60 from 1915. pic.twitter.com/bXKWd1CVTy — David Blanchard […]
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.