Author: Chris

Just been reminded of the Trench Experience at the @I_W_M before the refurb. Can’t tell you how much I loved it as a kid. Literally hundreds of times I went through it. Shame it’s gone, definitely ignited my interests in the FWW as a boy. pic.twitter.com/4sAXGKlfDb — Sam GW (@sammysomme) May 7, 2021 RT @sammysomme: […]
Childhood in wartime – Young Serbian boys playing soldiers with old Austro-Hungarian army uniforms found on the battlefield. pic.twitter.com/3HafPcrnEB — Nicolai Eberholst (Pike Grey 1914-1918) (@PikeGrey1418) May 7, 2021 RT @PikeGrey1418: Childhood in wartime – Young Serbian boys playing soldiers with old Austro-Hungarian army uniforms found on the battlefie…
Some recruiting postcards at the start of First World War, in French and Irish, mainly from the Marne and featuring French Army. From the Sean Mac Giollarnath Collection (G45). pic.twitter.com/3CBiHlV2pT — NUI Galway Archives (@nuigarchives) May 7, 2021 RT @nuigarchives: Some recruiting postcards at the start of First World War, in French and Irish, mainly […]
Original wooden grave marker plaque. https://t.co/l2dEJJcJSP — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) May 6, 2021 Original wooden grave marker plaque. https://t.co/l2dEJJcJSP
To coincide with the release of Tommy French, we'll be releasing some words/phrases over the following days that English-speaking soldiers adapted from the French language during World War 1! First off is ‘Napoo’… #wordoftheday #phraseoftheday @TheWFA @NAM_London pic.twitter.com/TSMJvtxnrG — Julian Walker Esquire (@JWalkerwords) May 6, 2021 RT @JWalkerwords: To coincide with the release of Tommy […]
Born in Hastings, Herbert Wightwick emigrated to Canada. He enlisted Sept 1914. Sent to England and after training in Salisbury he was sent to France serving at Armentières and then 2nd Ypres. He was killed during a bombardment on the Canal Bank north of Ypres 5 May 1915. pic.twitter.com/GKniI2tsza — Western Front Association (@TheWFA) May […]
Global heating revealing the past.https://t.co/XcthywTrKV — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) May 5, 2021 Global heating revealing the past. https://t.co/XcthywTrKV
Always impressed by the sheer number of different aircraft marks created during the war! https://t.co/TR0gzTl4VH — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) May 3, 2021 Always impressed by the sheer number of different aircraft marks created during the war! https://t.co/TR0gzTl4VH
The White War: An Austro-Hungarian patrol in the Rattendorfer Alps, 1916/17. The soldiers are wearing snow coats for camouflage and armed with Mauser M.1912 rifles – the so-called "Mexicans" (named so because they were initially produced for export to South and Central America). pic.twitter.com/lNYZcuCfQg — Nicolai Eberholst (Pike Grey 1914-1918) (@PikeGrey1418) May 2, 2021 RT […]
May 2 1918 #OTD During the Battle of the Lys, war photographer John Warwick Brooke takes these pictures of a Royal Field Artillery (#RFA) 18 pounder gun crew in a cowshed, near Saint-Floris 2 May 1918-05-02IWM Q 6578, IWM Q 6580, IWM Q 6579 pic.twitter.com/YLsuPC4hSH — This day in WWI (@ThisDayInWWI) May 2, 2021 RT […]
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.