Month: September 2020

Quite a vogue for cyclist troops before 1914. Idea that they were a cheap version of cavalry (recce role, not charges, obvs!) and mounted infantry. https://t.co/kgaOcntIGn — Gary Sheffield (@ProfGSheffield) September 27, 2020 RT @ProfGSheffield: Quite a vogue for cyclist troops before 1914. Idea that they were a cheap version of cavalry (recce role, not […]
An Austro-Hungarian soldier trying to keep warm in the Julian Alps on the upper Isonzo Front, 1916. Note the straw shoes worn over his regular boots for some extra insulation against the cold ground. pic.twitter.com/clB45bKGnm — Nicolai Eberholst (Pike Grey 1914-1918) (@PikeGrey1418) September 27, 2020 RT @PikeGrey1418: An Austro-Hungarian soldier trying to keep warm in […]
1st Army warning prior to the Battle of Loos about the likelihood of casualties among brigade commanders and staff officers (@UkNatArchives WO95/1652). pic.twitter.com/23LvkIsuzL — Simon Jones (@SimonJHistorian) August 3, 2019 RT @SimonJHistorian: 1st Army warning prior to the Battle of Loos about the likelihood of casualties among brigade commanders and staff off…
Rare photograph of French soldiers with trophy pickelhaubes – one poilu enjoying the moment- (from WW1 fb group) pic.twitter.com/yhtLO0cb1o — David Blanchard (@Blanch6144) September 24, 2020 RT @Blanch6144: Rare photograph of French soldiers with trophy pickelhaubes – one poilu enjoying the moment- (from WW1 fb group) https://t.…
High in the Alps on the Italian Front was the Marmolada glacier. Austro-Hungarian built an “Ice City” to avoid detection by the Italians. In this city were barracks, kitchens, hospitals and even chapels. These pictures taken #OTD Sep 23 1917BildID: 15427928, 15428173, 15428180 pic.twitter.com/E6Yz9DJXtd — This day in WWI (@ThisDayInWWI) September 23, 2020 RT @ThisDayInWWI: […]
What Rob says! — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) September 19, 2020 @Rob_Gale @LucyLondon7 @colour_history What Rob says!
18 September 1918An incident at an advanced field dressing station during a recent allied push. A British Chaplain saying a prayer over a dying German Medic, near Epehy in France. © IWM Q 11336 pic.twitter.com/2a8XVPkgE5 — Doug (@colour_history) September 18, 2020 RT @colour_history: 18 September 1918 An incident at an advanced field dressing station during […]
Celles de Bayeux m'avaient marqué avec le casque, les grenades, les obus et le masque à gaz qui les ornent. pic.twitter.com/Q7XR4Lonat — Gigi Trumendus (@Florian_Rgl) September 19, 2020 RT @Florian_Rgl: @Genealanille @Stbslam Celles de Bayeux m’avaient marqué avec le casque, les grenades, les obus et le masque à gaz qui les…
Tomorrow on #OldFrontLine we walk a field on the #Somme that links together an English composer, a Canadian VC recipient, a Black cat that went into action in a tank and a young officer who collected old books. https://t.co/cvC4JAHgid pic.twitter.com/BnTXwdwNSe — Old Front Line Podcast (@OldFrontLinePod) September 18, 2020 RT @OldFrontLinePod: Tomorrow on #OldFrontLine we […]
The Globe 14 September 1916. pic.twitter.com/m1dkMhBcZa — Simon Jones (@SimonJHistorian) November 21, 2018 RT @SimonJHistorian: @SB_Anzac @bcerha1914 @UkNatArchives The Globe 14 September 1916. https://t.co/m1dkMhBcZa
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.