Month: March 2021

31 Mar 1915, Cpt Wyndham Halswelle, Highland Light Infantry, died, aged 32. Killed by sniper at Battle of Neuve Chapelle. Buried Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard. Pupil @CharterhouseSch. Won 400 metres at 1908 #Olympics, becoming only athlete to win Olympic title by a walkover. #ww1 pic.twitter.com/tUYp3QsYng — Revd Nicholas Pye (@RevdPye) March 31, 2021 RT @RevdPye: […]
L15 (LZ48) took off OTD 1916 to raid England. Shot down over Essex, it crashed in the English Channel. This pictures is from the February 11, 1934 Washington Evening Star (LOC) pic.twitter.com/TVQebajFiI — Today's Zeppelin (@ZepDay) March 31, 2021 RT @ZepDay: L15 (LZ48) took off OTD 1916 to raid England. Shot down over Essex, it […]
29 Mar 1917, Arthur Zimmermann, German State Secretary of Foreign Affairs, admitted in Reichstag that his telegram to ambassador von Eckardt was genuine & it was his nation’s intention to propose alliance with Mexico against the US. Key factor in US declaring war on 6 April. #WW1 pic.twitter.com/oFYXpzlIVF — Revd Nicholas Pye (@RevdPye) March 29, […]
Occupation of the Ruhr following German default on reparations, 1923. French tank crew, Renault FT, & local children, Recklinghausen, Germany. https://t.co/dKwY6ltSI5 pic.twitter.com/9SxFAzde41 — Simon Jones (@SimonJHistorian) March 29, 2021 RT @SimonJHistorian: Occupation of the Ruhr following German default on reparations, 1923. French tank crew, Renault FT, & local children,…
"Trench feet, fortunately, were unknown on Vimy Ridge, owing to unremitting attention which ensured nightly rubbing of the feet with whale oil, and a plentiful supply of socks, for which all thanks are due to the women of Canada." (Source: Cdn 102nd battalion history, 1919). — Jesse Alexander (@jesse_history) March 28, 2021 RT @jesse_history: “Trench […]
@VoicesFrom1918 @WW1TheGreatWar @OnThisDay_WW1 #WW1 March 26th 1918, Capt. George Thuillier was another casualty of the German Spring Offensive – quickly buried before retreat. Location still unknown at the end of the war:https://t.co/cfgU0ATOqg — Skipper Lynam (@Skipperswar) March 26, 2021 RT @Skipperswar: @VoicesFrom1918 @WW1TheGreatWar @OnThisDay_WW1 #WW1 March 26th 1918, Capt. George Thuillier was another casualty of […]
Very rare photograph of German A7V tank, ‘Herkules’ broke down on the battlefield in October 1918 and captured by the Allies. I have never seen this photograph before. pic.twitter.com/YuVnDLMh07 — David Blanchard (@Blanch6144) March 28, 2021 RT @Blanch6144: Very rare photograph of German A7V tank, ‘Herkules’ broke down on the battlefield in October 1918 and […]
On the sand dunes of the Belgian coast at Nieuport, Zouaves going to the trenches, February 1916. #WW1 #1GM #Flanders pic.twitter.com/Bmdkqd5CZo — Paul Reed (@sommecourt) March 28, 2021 RT @sommecourt: On the sand dunes of the Belgian coast at Nieuport, Zouaves going to the trenches, February 1916. #WW1 #1GM #Flanders https…
What a photograph! https://t.co/qDjnXWyStK — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) March 28, 2021 What a photograph! https://t.co/qDjnXWyStK
The Austria-Hungarians, once again, vying for the coveted "trench of the year" trophy. https://t.co/zHame4jcT0 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) March 28, 2021 The Austria-Hungarians, once again, vying for the coveted “trench of the year” trophy. https://t.co/zHame4jcT0
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.