Month: March 2019

Gassed ‘In Arduis Fidelis’ by Gilbert Rogers (1919): one of the most powerful figurative images of the Great War. The blood red Geneva Cross on this dead RAMC soldier’s arm contrasts starkly with the mudscape, mud with which he will inevitably merge #WW1 pic.twitter.com/zzOa4J8UjZ — Peter Doyle (@ProfPeterDoyle) March 29, 2019 RT @ProfPeterDoyle: Gassed ‘In […]
British soldiers in occupied Cologne, Germany waiting for a steamer to take them to Rotterdam and then home for demobilization: © IWM (Q 7501) pic.twitter.com/faCRh5WcUm — 100 Years Ago Today (@CenturyAgoToday) March 31, 2019 RT @CenturyAgoToday: British soldiers in occupied Cologne, Germany waiting for a steamer to take them to Rotterdam and then home for […]
Lieut. I B Hart-Davies, RFC crashed & killed day before flying to France on Active Service. Classic adventurer. 1911 – set the John o' Groats/Land's End motorcycle record which still stands. 1913 – broke the light car record. 1914 – (first time in a bobsleigh) won the Murren Cup. pic.twitter.com/4qEfkvkG9E — Tom Morgan (@Tomm1418) March […]
“Mutt and Jeff,” the tallest and shortest members of the African American 505th Engineers returning home on the SS Roma. The taller soldier is Jesse Hixon and the shorter soldier is Thomas C. Crispell. pic.twitter.com/V0e30xTpFN — 100 Years Ago Today (@CenturyAgoToday) March 27, 2019 RT @CenturyAgoToday: “Mutt and Jeff,” the tallest and shortest members of […]
The British surrender at Kut-al-Amara on 26th April 1916 was the first major British surrender since the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) March 23, 2019 The British surrender at Kut-al-Amara on 26th April 1916 was the first major British surrender since the Battle of Yorktown in 1781.
Fine photo. https://t.co/exHJfuzmTp — ww1photos .org (@WW1photos_org) March 23, 2019 RT @WW1photos_org: Fine photo. https://t.co/exHJfuzmTp
President Wilson visits the former battlefields of the war at Soissons, France: pic.twitter.com/72XupMvH2i — 100 Years Ago Today (@CenturyAgoToday) March 23, 2019 RT @CenturyAgoToday: President Wilson visits the former battlefields of the war at Soissons, France: https://t.co/72XupMvH2i
#7cwgcsiteschallenge Day 5 – Dud Corner / Loos memorial. From here you get a sense of just how flat and open the battlefield was pic.twitter.com/weC6OfQ0II — Andy Arnold (@WW1geek_andy) March 20, 2019 RT @WW1geek_andy: #7cwgcsiteschallenge Day 5 – Dud Corner / Loos memorial. From here you get a sense of just how flat and open […]
Map in the French newspaper Le Matin showing the ethnic divisions of eastern Europe and the Middle East. The Great Powers at the Paris Peace Conference are currently deciding the issue of postwar borders: pic.twitter.com/x0nV9aAgrn — 100 Years Ago Today (@CenturyAgoToday) March 17, 2019 RT @CenturyAgoToday: Map in the French newspaper Le Matin showing the […]
This triple CWGC headstone in Denton Cemetery, Manchester, was an experimental pattern. The experiment never led to general production so this type is seen only in the UK, I believe. There are double-width ones and I've heard of a quadruple in Nottinghamshire but haven't seen it. pic.twitter.com/7A35Os6B5n — Tom Morgan (@Tomm1418) March 17, 2019 RT […]
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.