On this day, Tue Jul 31 09:45:10 +0000 2018, One Hundred Years Ago


Ludendorff, when asked whether the German army would be able to take the offensive again, explains that after each the five times he has retreated he has been able to attack again, asking “Why shouldn’t I succeed a sixth time?”
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On this day, Sun Jul 29 20:20:04 +0000 2018, One Hundred Years Ago


CORRECTION from 26/07/1918. Major Edward Mannock, British fighter ace, shoots down his 73rd plane whilst mentoring a new pilot (New Zealander Lt Donald Inglis). Mannock then breaks his own rule and flies down to inspect the wreckage and is shot down. Inglis survives.

On this day, Thu Jul 26 09:50:10 +0000 2018, One Hundred Years Ago


Major Edward Mannock, British fighter ace, shoots down his 73rd plane whilst mentoring a new pilot (New Zealander Lt Donald Inglis). Mannock then breaks his own rule and flies down to inspect the wreckage. Both pilots hit by ground fire and killed. Mannock awarded VC for service.