Month: December 2019

Dec 22 1917 IWM (Q 9831) “Christmas at the front; a soldier with two turkeys walking through the snow. Photograph taken at Hesdin" December 22 1917 by McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) Production date: 1917-12-22 Coloured by Benjamin Thomas pic.twitter.com/lbwwzkIW0C — This day in WWI (@ThisDayInWWI) December 26, 2019 RT @ThisDayInWWI: Dec 22 1917 IWM […]
Writer & Great War veteran Henry Williamson describing the Christmas Truce of 1914 for the BBC Great War series in the 1960s. pic.twitter.com/le1gO3dMsE — Paul Reed (@sommecourt) December 25, 2019 RT @sommecourt: Writer & Great War veteran Henry Williamson describing the Christmas Truce of 1914 for the BBC Great War series in the 1960…
British troops and their artillery guns being evacuated from Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, on rafts in daylight, December 1915.© IWM (Q 13637) pic.twitter.com/MuxEDPwMQ4 — Doug (@colour_history) December 21, 2019 RT @colour_history: British troops and their artillery guns being evacuated from Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, on rafts in daylight, December 1915.…
#WW1 didn't put an end to the traditional pantomime season on the home front, or on the Western Front either where soldiers seem to have had a jolly time staging their own scratch versions of pantos. Oh yes they did! @TheHistoryPress @RealFWW @WW1TheGreatWar @IBYPantomime pic.twitter.com/BqdblGTCue — Roger Foss (@fossroger) December 14, 2019 RT @fossroger: #WW1 […]
A world gone by inside the Romagne 14-18 museum. Rifles and other gear all collected from within 5 miles of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon. #premiereguerremondiale #ww1 #greatwar #grandeguerra #grandeguerre #firstworldwar #ersteweltkrieg #tourismemeuse #americanexpeditionaryforce pic.twitter.com/obdqrAdjbt — Battles of the First World War Podcast (@WW1podcast) December 13, 2019 RT @WW1podcast: A world gone by inside the Romagne 14-18 museum. Rifles […]
Someone asked us why we “do it”. They had never visited a CWGC cemetery nor realised so many fallen remain without graves. We “do it” to remember and tell their story. pic.twitter.com/Ckjm0aS6o5 — TheWarwicks14-18 (@thewarwicks1418) December 8, 2019 RT @thewarwicks1418: Someone asked us why we “do it”. They had never visited a CWGC cemetery nor […]
Great photo, some context and some interesting comments below. What Twitter is good at! https://t.co/1q93Hbwhbg — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) December 5, 2019 Great photo, some context and some interesting comments below. What Twitter is good at! https://t.co/1q93Hbwhbg
An Austro-Hungarian 15cm SK L/40 Naval Gun in the Alps. These German designed guns were produced under license by Škoda for the K.u.K Kriegsmarine and sometimes used in static artillery positions as pictured. Note the Naval officer (2nd from left).#WWI #WW1 #FWW #History #Naval pic.twitter.com/c7diVizf8E — Pike Grey 1914-1918 (@PikeGrey1418) December 4, 2019 RT @PikeGrey1418: […]
Are you or a woman you know interested in military history? Join Dr Meleah Hampton and I on a women-only tour of the Western Front in 2020. #womenshistory #twitterstorians Details here: https://t.co/cuqkDnrYoP — Emma Campbell (@ECampbellauthor) December 4, 2019 RT @ECampbellauthor: Are you or a woman you know interested in military history? Join Dr Meleah […]
The complexity of the trench system is displayed in this aerial photograph of Vermelles, near Loos 1915. pic.twitter.com/67fPUGTZMp — David Blanchard (@Blanch6144) November 30, 2019 RT @Blanch6144: The complexity of the trench system is displayed in this aerial photograph of Vermelles, near Loos 1915. https://t.co/67fPU…
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.