Month: June 2019

the creation of monumental ossuaries was created both for economic needs (too expensive to maintain cemeteries in the ground/vegetation), and political (the myth of sacrifice for propaganda purposes). Many bodies were exhumed several times and their identification was lost. https://t.co/BRJWPEO5fm — andyblanck (@andyblanck1) June 28, 2019 RT @andyblanck1: the creation of monumental ossuaries was created […]
Thousands of bereaved relatives and #WWI veterans attend the opening of the Menin Gate in Ypres, 1927. #ypres pic.twitter.com/yXBe6XsB3P — Mat McLachlan (@MatMcLachlan) June 28, 2019 RT @MatMcLachlan: Thousands of bereaved relatives and #WWI veterans attend the opening of the Menin Gate in Ypres, 1927. #ypres https://t.c…
British tanks passing through the streets of Cologne, occupied-Germany: © IWM (Q 7713) pic.twitter.com/R3E0jbHb0Z — 100 Years Ago Today (@CenturyAgoToday) June 29, 2019 RT @CenturyAgoToday: British tanks passing through the streets of Cologne, occupied-Germany: © IWM (Q 7713) https://t.co/R3E0jbHb0Z
Here's something very, VERY, rare!: Austro-Hungarian troops manning a so-called 'World Standard Maxim' on the Italian Front, 1915. The army bought just 131 of these guns in 1888-1889. Very few photos of these exist.#WW1 #WWI #FWW #GreatWar #History #MilitaryHistory #Firearms pic.twitter.com/FlpIJVg1TH — Pike Grey 1914-1918 (@PikeGrey1418) June 28, 2019 RT @PikeGrey1418: Here’s something very, VERY, […]
It's always good to start a new week with some dogs! Here are a group of Austro-Hungarian medics with their docs. Man's best friend was a valuable tool to locate wounded men on the battlefield.#WW1 #WWI #FWW #GreatWar #History #MilitaryHistory #Dogs #Animals #Medic #RedCross pic.twitter.com/1nAUtfcib3 — Pike Grey 1914-1918 (@PikeGrey1418) June 24, 2019 RT @PikeGrey1418: […]
The best ever General Maxse meets Baldrick story, from R A Chell, late of 10th Essex: pic.twitter.com/fxbJyMr94w — Simon Jones (@SimonJHistorian) June 24, 2019 RT @SimonJHistorian: The best ever General Maxse meets Baldrick story, from R A Chell, late of 10th Essex: https://t.co/fxbJyMr94w
German fleet scuttled at Scapa Flow 21st July 1919. BBC News – Scapa Flow scuttling: The day the German navy sank its own shipshttps://t.co/prQXwqJySV — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) June 21, 2019 German fleet scuttled at Scapa Flow 21st July 1919. BBC News – Scapa Flow scuttling: The day the German navy sank its own ships […]
Are you related to one of these 4 men who died with the 1st Middlesex Regiment on 29/9/1918? If so @CWGC are looking for YOU to help identify 2 men discovered on the battlefields in 2014. Please RT as liberally as you can! @dgcwgc pic.twitter.com/13F5OXZkvs — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) June 17, 2019 Are you related […]
The @CWGC is pleased to announce, thanks to the support of @AnningtonHomes, the launch of a new project calling for UK volunteers to help remember the war dead on home soil in a brand-new volunteering scheme – Eyes On, Hands On. Read more: https://t.co/ohpV2Sce1t #EyesOnHandsOn pic.twitter.com/t9dgIpz8tb — CommonwealthWarGraves (@CWGC) June 17, 2019 RT @CWGC: The […]
Injured Senegalese soldiers near Soissons-July 1918 pic.twitter.com/y7ORAU6kJq — The Aisne Battles (@foxton44) June 16, 2019 RT @foxton44: Injured Senegalese soldiers near Soissons-July 1918 https://t.co/y7ORAU6kJq
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.