Discovering The Great War

All about the First World War, 1914-1918

War above the clouds: An Austro-Hungarian soldier on the north face of the Stablelin on the Alpine Front, July 1917. pic.twitter.com/NVabWw2YM9 — Nicolai Eberholst (Pike Grey 1914-1918) (@PikeGrey1418) September 7, 2021 RT @PikeGrey1418: War above the clouds: An Austro-Hungarian soldier on the north face of the Stablelin on the Alpine Front, July 1917. http…
https://t.co/dMGvJ6Ed0h Dadizeele New British Cemetery is located 16 km east of Ypres and contains 1,029 WW1 burials. The Cemetery was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from other burial grounds and from the battlefields of 1918.@CWGC @FlandersWW1 pic.twitter.com/HZ8dm9p8Ky — WW1cemeteries.com (@ww1cemeteries) September 7, 2021 RT @ww1cemeteries: https://t.co/dMGvJ6Ed0h Dadizeele New British Cemetery is […]
George Butt, a farm labourer, from Hawes enlisted Jan 1916 at Settle joining the Royal Horse Artillery as a gunner. He was killed 7 Sept 1916 while sheltering from counter-battery fire in a dugout near Montauban. His brother Wilfred died 1 Aug 1918. #WW1 #LestWeForget pic.twitter.com/AJKC1Hc2X2 — Western Front Association (@TheWFA) September 7, 2021 RT […]
And… Something you don’t see often… Kitchener smiling! @ProfPeterDoyle #wW1 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/5QuSXH45nn — The Great War Group (@GreatWarGroup) August 27, 2021 RT @GreatWarGroup: And… Something you don’t see often… Kitchener smiling! @ProfPeterDoyle #wW1 🇬🇧 https://t.co/5QuSXH45nn
Austro-Hungarian army gunsmiths inspect rifles recovered from the battlefield, 1917. The weapons are a a mix of Austro-Hungarian Mannlicher M.1895s and captured Russian Mosin-Nagant rifles. pic.twitter.com/bctx1STrj1 — Nicolai Eberholst (Pike Grey 1914-1918) (@PikeGrey1418) August 27, 2021 RT @PikeGrey1418: Austro-Hungarian army gunsmiths inspect rifles recovered from the battlefield, 1917. The weapons are a a mix of […]
#OTD 26th August 1918 Lance Corporal Harry Weale wins the Victoria crossHarry Weale was 20 years old, and a Lance-Corporal in the 14th Battalion, RWF during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. pic.twitter.com/oXV7BiD945 — Amgueddfa RWF Museum (@RWFMuseum) August 26, 2021 RT @RWFMuseum: #OTD […]
Something interesting: Two German soldiers painting a white horse 'Feldgrau' on the Eastern Front, 1915. pic.twitter.com/4nmoN3cyJY — Nicolai Eberholst (Pike Grey 1914-1918) (@PikeGrey1418) August 26, 2021 RT @PikeGrey1418: Something interesting: Two German soldiers painting a white horse ‘Feldgrau’ on the Eastern Front, 1915. https://t.co/4nm…
Former Rancher Benjamin De Fehr had no incidents of poor conduct, until Aug 19 1916, while serving with 1st Canadian Reserve Park he used his rifle to kill Regimental Sergeant-Major J.R. Scott. He was found guilty with murder and executed #OTD Aug 25 1916 https://t.co/wJC1Y4XhJo pic.twitter.com/yZMbz9yaUw — This day in WWI (@ThisDayInWWI) August 25, 2021 […]
Aug 1917 Canadian official photographer Lieutenant William Rider-Rider takes these photos of two soldiers talking to two French "gleaners" or someone who collected food in the field leftover from harvest Item no. (creator):O-1831, O-1832, O-1833Colourized by @colour_history pic.twitter.com/XdjHirVS5O — This day in WWI (@ThisDayInWWI) August 21, 2021 RT @ThisDayInWWI: Aug 1917 Canadian official photographer Lieutenant […]
July 1916: Battle of Albert. Bringing in a wounded man after the assault and crossing the sunken road at Beaumont-Hamel. © IWM Q 752. #WW1 #FWW #Somme pic.twitter.com/9N0aS9Kxcs — WW1cemeteries.com (@ww1cemeteries) August 21, 2021 RT @ww1cemeteries: July 1916: Battle of Albert. Bringing in a wounded man after the assault and crossing the sunken road at […]
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.