Month: December 2020

Yes they wore them with spike removed..alot issued with no helmet plate as you were wearing it with cover on it all the time in combat pic.twitter.com/5MQtImmaZb — Dave R (@DaveRidding) December 22, 2020 RT @DaveRidding: @thefleetman @Taff_Gillingham @GreatWarHuts @WW1TheGreatWar Yes they wore them with spike removed..alot issued with no hel…
For those who haven't been able to visit #Ypres this year, some traditions still remain. The playing of the Last Post at the Menin Gate continues this year in a reduced capacity, with a festive backdrop from the streets of the city. @ToerismeIeper @StadIeper #flandersfields pic.twitter.com/fjgJzH4Ja4 — Flanders Fields (@FlandersWW1) December 21, 2020 RT @FlandersWW1: […]
Dec 21 1918 #OTD In Boulogne, France Georges Chevalier takes these 102-year-old colour #autochrome photos of French #Poilu: Le soldat Bouvier, A 15 081Le soldat Peuteuil, A 15 087Le soldat Praizy A 15 078 Le soldat Boué, A 15 084 21 décembre 1918Albert-Kahn Museum pic.twitter.com/WwEQgb7053 — This day in WWI (@ThisDayInWWI) December 21, 2020 RT […]
A soldier of the Machine Gun Corps kissing a French farm-girl under a sprig of mistletoe, near Hesdin, 20 December 1917 – David McLellan, © IWM Q 8354#warphotos pic.twitter.com/BttQPmH2OI — Carla-Jean (@CarlaJeanStokes) December 19, 2020 RT @CarlaJeanStokes: A soldier of the Machine Gun Corps kissing a French farm-girl under a sprig of mistletoe, near Hesdin, […]
The incredible Butte du Vauquois on the French sector of the Western Front. The front lines here were separated by only the width of the mine craters. Thousands of missing from both sides still lie somewhere beneath the earth. An astonishing battlefield and a must visit. #WW1 pic.twitter.com/akJCO4gWNY — Dan Hill (@DanHillHistory) December 20, 2020 […]
Peace in No Man’s Land: The Christmas Truce of 1914. The latest episode of #OldFrontLine – don’t forget to check out the website extras which includes the 1984 BBC Christmas Truce documentary! #WW1 #Flanders https://t.co/7xCouJq4q8 — Old Front Line Podcast (@OldFrontLinePod) December 20, 2020 RT @OldFrontLinePod: Peace in No Man’s Land: The Christmas Truce of […]
TIL: Anzac Day was first commemorated in 1916. — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) December 20, 2020 TIL: Anzac Day was first commemorated in 1916.
Between February and July 1916, an average of 100 shells were fired every minute at Verdun (both sides included). Just the scale of it all. — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) December 18, 2020 Between February and July 1916, an average of 100 shells were fired every minute at Verdun (both sides included). Just the scale of […]
https://t.co/5iYwK4FBRM NEEDS YOU! I'm looking for volunteers to be a future Guests in 2021. #WW1 Amateur & Professional Historians, Researchers or bloggers alike would you like to share your research or stories of the Great War with a wider audience? Then pls drop me a DM — Wayne McDonald (@TerrierMcD) December 18, 2020 RT @TerrierMcD: […]
TIL: In 1914 the British navy only had 6 minesweepers… — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) December 17, 2020 TIL: In 1914 the British navy only had 6 minesweepers…
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.