Month: August 2020

Well kept war graves and village war memorial, St Michael’s church, Axmouth, Devon @CWGC @WW2Talk @WW1TheGreatWar @sommecourt @ProfPeterDoyle @GreatWarGroup pic.twitter.com/jaqDu8NaCs — HenryS (@henryspil) August 4, 2020 RT @henryspil: Well kept war graves and village war memorial, St Michael’s church, Axmouth, Devon @CWGC @WW2Talk @WW1TheGreatWar @sommecour…
Summer on the Somme: Courcelette British Cemetery. Taken during the #WW1Centenary. pic.twitter.com/4lBmikiuyz — Paul Reed (@sommecourt) August 13, 2020 RT @sommecourt: Summer on the Somme: Courcelette British Cemetery. Taken during the #WW1Centenary. https://t.co/4lBmikiuyz
An Austro-Hungarian officer takes aim with a so-called periscope rifle on the Eastern Front. These rifles were a product of trench warfare, allowing the shooter to take aim and fire without exposing himself above the parapet. This one is fitted with lever to operate the bolt. pic.twitter.com/yXbtbgtZYX — Pike Grey 1914-1918 (@PikeGrey1418) August 10, 2020 […]
Aug 10 1918 War photographer #ThomasKeithAitken takes these photos of King George V with Major-General Hugh Elles inspecting tanks and crews training at Sautricourt IWM Q 11147, IWM Q 11145, IWM Q 1114410 August 1918-08-09 pic.twitter.com/P0XMS5pOmc — This day in WWI (@ThisDayInWWI) August 10, 2020 RT @ThisDayInWWI: Aug 10 1918 War photographer #ThomasKeithAitken takes these […]
Aug 9 1917 War photographer #JohnWarwickBrooke takes these photos of pack horses carrying artillery shells across a temporary pontoon bridge over the #YserCanal near Boesingh IWM Q 5862, IWM Q 5863, IWM Q 5861 pic.twitter.com/QokGKIg1PD — This day in WWI (@ThisDayInWWI) August 9, 2020 RT @ThisDayInWWI: Aug 9 1917 War photographer #JohnWarwickBrooke takes these photos […]
#OTD in 1918, Lt Jean Brillant won the #VictoriaCross. Brillant was wounded twice on August 8 attacking enemy machine-guns, both times refusing to leave his company. On the 9th, he led an attack on a field gun and was again wounded resulting in his death the next day. #Cdnhistory pic.twitter.com/lGW4YPOqF9 — On This Day in […]
Undoubtedly one of my favourite #WW1 photos. This a proud young Walter Flanders standing in his back garden the morning he left for war in 1914. Poor chap was buried alive near Ypres less than 48 hours after first reaching the frontlines and his body never recovered. pic.twitter.com/w7aVGpZQ5G — Dan Hill (@DanHillHistory) August 5, 2020 […]
Photographer #StanleyRobertBeer takes this photo, AWM P01887.003, of 28omm German railway gun known as the 'Amiens gun' at a railway siding in Sydney, Australia before it was moved to Canberra. Captured by AIF troops near Harbonnieres in France Aug 8 1918 https://t.co/axP9W0UTlm pic.twitter.com/eYNdOWeJr9 — This day in WWI (@ThisDayInWWI) August 8, 2020 RT @ThisDayInWWI: Photographer […]
Fascinating! https://t.co/Aut52aAjPX — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) August 8, 2020 Fascinating! https://t.co/Aut52aAjPX
'Before coming to trial the deserter is marked "Straggler from the front line" and after court martial, if he is convicted, he is marked "deserter". This system has been the means of holding the percentage of desertion down in the 82nd Division.' 2/2 https://t.co/J2PCYXaQW9 pic.twitter.com/0BuqHsD4FT — Simon Jones (@SimonJHistorian) August 8, 2020 RT @SimonJHistorian: ‘Before […]
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.