Month: March 2018

Lloyd George appeals to the Dominions of the British Empire for more men; "The last man may count"#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) March 31, 2018 Lloyd George appeals to the Dominions of the British Empire for more men; “The last man may count” #ww1
British, Australian and Candadian troops counter-attack successfully at Moreuil Wood as the German offensive begins to lose impetus.#ww1 #ww1onthisday — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) March 30, 2018 British, Australian and Candadian troops counter-attack successfully at Moreuil Wood as the German offensive begins to lose impetus. #ww1 #ww1onthisday
General Gough dismissed as commander of the British 5th Army.#ww1 #ww1daybyday #ww1onthisday — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) March 28, 2018 General Gough dismissed as commander of the British 5th Army. #ww1 #ww1daybyday #ww1onthisday
Germans take Montdidier from the French, bringing their offensive within fifty miles of Paris.#ww1 #ww1onthisday #1918 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) March 27, 2018 Germans take Montdidier from the French, bringing their offensive within fifty miles of Paris. #ww1 #ww1onthisday #1918
Marshal Foch is put in charge of all Allied forces following an emergency conference at Doullens. He immediately moves the French army forward to Amiens#ww1 #ww1onthisday — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) March 26, 2018 Marshal Foch is put in charge of all Allied forces following an emergency conference at Doullens. He immediately moves the French army […]
The Germans take Bapaume and Noyon, driving a wedge between the British and French armies on the Western Front. Since the outbreak of the offensive, the Germans have taken 45000 allied prisoners.#ww1 #ww1onthisday — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) March 25, 2018 The Germans take Bapaume and Noyon, driving a wedge between the British and French armies […]
German troops cross the Somme. Haig requests reinforcements from the French, who refuse, fearing an attack against the Champagne front.#ww1 #kaiserschlacht — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) March 24, 2018 German troops cross the Somme. Haig requests reinforcements from the French, who refuse, fearing an attack against the Champagne front. #ww1 #kaiserschlacht
Lloyd George telegraphs the British Ambassador in Washington asking him to request immediate reinforcements from the US to buttress the Western Front against the German attack. He asks for US troops in Europe to be incorporated into British and French brigades.#ww1 #ww1onthisday — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) March 23, 2018 Lloyd George telegraphs the British Ambassador […]
Germans bombard Paris with three long range artillery guns, capable of firing the 74 miles required, killing 256. Each shell takes four minutes to travel the distance.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) March 23, 2018 Germans bombard Paris with three long range artillery guns, capable of firing the 74 miles required, killing 256. Each shell takes […]
Germans make further advances in their offensive. British counter attack with 25 tanks, losing 16.#ww1 #fww — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) March 22, 2018 Germans make further advances in their offensive. British counter attack with 25 tanks, losing 16. #ww1 #fww
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.