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"Mud stops operations in Flanders. Snow stops operations in Italy."Intended attack on Passchendaele Ridge postponed due to mud.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 13, 2017 “Mud stops operations in Flanders. Snow stops operations in Italy.” Intended attack on Passchendaele Ridge postponed due to mud. #ww1
Heavy rain turns approaches to Passchendaele Ridge into liquid mud. Up to 16 men needed to get casualties back to first aid posts. #ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 12, 2017 Heavy rain turns approaches to Passchendaele Ridge into liquid mud. Up to 16 men needed to get casualties back to first aid posts. #ww1
A reminder that every follow, retweet or like for any of our tweets this month gets you a chance to win a book.https://t.co/ZsTHVgkilD — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 12, 2017 A reminder that every follow, retweet or like for any of our tweets this month gets you a chance to win a book. https://t.co/ZsTHVgkilD
Ludendorff diverts 12 German divisions from their intended destination on the Italian Front to shore up Flanders front.#passchendaele100 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 12, 2017 Ludendorff diverts 12 German divisions from their intended destination on the Italian Front to shore up Flanders front. #passchendaele100
British merchant ship, Main (714 tonnes), sunk by submarine in Luce Bay, Scotland. #ww1 #ww1centenary #merchantnavy — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 9, 2017 British merchant ship, Main (714 tonnes), sunk by submarine in Luce Bay, Scotland. #ww1 #ww1centenary #merchantnavy
2nd Army attack at Poelcappelle. Weather hampers artillery preparation. The attack is shambolic. Some troops march 8hrs to start positions. — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 9, 2017 2nd Army attack at Poelcappelle. Weather hampers artillery preparation. The attack is shambolic. Some troops march 8hrs to start positions.
British resume offensive at Ypres along a six mile front.#ww1 #ypres — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 9, 2017 British resume offensive at Ypres along a six mile front. #ww1 #ypres
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British armed merchant steamer, SS Greldon (3321 tonnes), torpedoed by German submarine with loss of 28 lives. Off coast of Ireland. #ww1
Annoyingly the updates for the latest news from 100 years ago have been misbehaving between January 17 and October 17 and, quite frankly it’s been a bit of a puzzle! The good news is that everything seems to be working again following a bit of a technical workaround. We will update the interim period with […]
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.