Month: July 2020

Remembering the 620 officers and men of the 1st Herts Regt who went over the top into a hail of machine gun fire near Ypres 103 years ago today. Within two hours every single officer and more than 75% of other ranks were killed or wounded. Lest We Forget. #WW1 pic.twitter.com/oftvAZGGMd — Dan Hill (@DanHillHistory) […]
This day marks the beginning of the Battle of Passchendaele. One hundred and three years ago, the British front line near Ypres was pushed forward. 103 days later, the offensive ends on the heights of Passchendaele. Photo: Crossing the Yser Canal near Boezinge (IWM Q 5715) pic.twitter.com/UIUt23zQ3y — MMP1917 (@MMP1917) July 31, 2020 RT @MMP1917: […]
July 30 1918 War photographer #JohnWarwickBrooke takes these photos of Bhupinder Singh, the Maharaja of Patiala, using a stereoscopic telescope at an observation post on Mont des Cats IWM Q 7937, IWM Q 7938, IWM Q 6879 Jul 30 1918-07-30 pic.twitter.com/aUPL4ZGOZ7 — This day in WWI (@ThisDayInWWI) July 30, 2020 RT @ThisDayInWWI: July 30 1918 […]
This newspaper report caught my eye: George Coutts, Royal Naval Division is buried in Ancre British Cemetery & his brother Robert Coutts, 51st Highland Division, is in Y Ravine Cemetery, Newfoundland Memorial Park. Both were killed on 13 Nov 1916 (Sunday Post, 17 Dec 1916). pic.twitter.com/8KjIV2qkC7 — Simon Jones (@SimonJHistorian) July 29, 2020 RT @SimonJHistorian: […]
If you are looking for an utterly honest & confessional diary by a young infantry officer in 1917, this is a 99p ebook in the UK today:https://t.co/WSaQteU75Z — Simon Jones (@SimonJHistorian) July 29, 2020 RT @SimonJHistorian: If you are looking for an utterly honest & confessional diary by a young infantry officer in 1917, this […]
1/12 Modern memorials on the Western Front, what do Twitter historians think? This is my take on Kay’s tweet. I agree the stone memorial is nice, but disagree on the need for its existence. Also, the blue plaque is wrong on so many levels & I disagree about a separate stone. pic.twitter.com/ZNYv4ReuTL — Carole Hope […]
These are so evocative, I make no apology for continually posting them… Bruce Bairnsfather – "The Tin Opener" pic.twitter.com/YwUP3Idhw3 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) July 30, 2020 These are so evocative, I make no apology for continually posting them… Bruce Bairnsfather – “The Tin Opener” https://t.co/YwUP3Idhw3
SS Brussels' Capt Fryatt on Mar 28 1915 tries to ram Imperial German Navy U-boat SM U-33. On Jun 23 1916 his ship is seized by 5 German destroyers. He was tried by a German court, sentenced to death and executed on July 27 1916 for trying to ram SM U-33 https://t.co/elaRGFCkjJ pic.twitter.com/Z2NBDZS22b — This […]
Great War souvenirs (with contemporary labels): the remains of a soldier’s (biscuit) meal, sent home 24 June 1916. #ww1 pic.twitter.com/14dqCgDSwM — Peter Doyle (@ProfPeterDoyle) July 28, 2020 RT @ProfPeterDoyle: Great War souvenirs (with contemporary labels): the remains of a soldier’s (biscuit) meal, sent home 24 June 1916. #ww1…
Great War souvenirs (with contemporary labels): a railway ticket picked up in the ruins of the station in 1916. Any railway experts out there? #ww1 #Ypres pic.twitter.com/1VyOZOPjWa — Peter Doyle (@ProfPeterDoyle) July 27, 2020 RT @ProfPeterDoyle: Great War souvenirs (with contemporary labels): a railway ticket picked up in the ruins of the station in 1916. […]
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.