Discovering The Great War

All about the First World War, 1914-1918

May 28 1918 #OTD During The Third Battle of the Aisne, a German official photographer takes this photo, IWM Q 55017, of German infantry with their Stahlhelm helmets preparing to advance across open country during the assault on Fismes. 28 May 1918-05-28 https://t.co/iHu2ms399l pic.twitter.com/JNF9qlI1WN — This day in WWI (@ThisDayInWWI) May 28, 2021 RT @ThisDayInWWI: […]
#Quote from the diary of Hungarian cavalry officer Pál Kelemen on witnessing Russian POWs at work on the Italian Front, 9 January 1918: pic.twitter.com/mdvtWD3cq8 — Nicolai Eberholst (Pike Grey 1914-1918) (@PikeGrey1418) May 26, 2021 RT @PikeGrey1418: #Quote from the diary of Hungarian cavalry officer Pál Kelemen on witnessing Russian POWs at work on the Italian […]
Wooden trench mortar known as a <<stove pipe>>, which had steel wire wrapped round it and was 25cm wide and 1.35m long, firing a 1.3m long projectile! Captured by the French in 1916. #WW1 #1GM pic.twitter.com/dV8Qdm64MJ — Paul Reed (@sommecourt) May 27, 2021 RT @sommecourt: Wooden trench mortar known as a <>, which had steel […]
8/ #WorldWarI trench life – Verdun thread w/ Verdun Citadelle.@sommecourt @Taff_Gillingham @ProfPeterDoyle @militaryhistori @HistoryNeedsYou @HistoryHitWW1 @authordlewis @CWGC @FlandersWW1 @LegerBattleTour @MilitaryTimes @WW1TheGreatWar@herts_at_war pic.twitter.com/weKcRssM1Y — USAS – Travel and History (@USAS_WW1) May 18, 2021 RT @USAS_WW1: 8/ #WorldWarI trench life – Verdun thread w/ Verdun Citadelle. @sommecourt @Taff_Gillingham @ProfPeterDoyle @militaryhistori…
Blind Veterans UK sculpture in Manchester. Commemorating the WW1 Centenary. pic.twitter.com/JoS1vJlXke — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) May 19, 2021 Blind Veterans UK sculpture in Manchester. Commemorating the WW1 Centenary. https://t.co/JoS1vJlXke
Fab picture! https://t.co/5qyPpbbUlB — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) May 17, 2021 Fab picture! https://t.co/5qyPpbbUlB
May 14 1917 During the Arab Uprising against the Ottoman Empire, Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) takes these photos of Abu Raga, on the way to Sirhan. (Now in North-west Saudi Arabia) IWM Q 59173, IWM Q 59175, IWM Q 59177, IWM Q 59178 pic.twitter.com/wO5JzcM38C — This day in WWI (@ThisDayInWWI) May 14, 2021 […]
I was out and about today and chanced on this grave. Totally by chance as I was not looking for it. I have known of Tom’s exploits for many years. Sadly the officer he protected and bought in died of his wounds and is buried in Meaulte Military Cemetery on the Somme. pic.twitter.com/kptFOgwhC5 — Tim […]
A French Press Photo of a shell-smashed area of woodland in Flanders, July 1916 – possibly Sanctuary Wood after the Battle of Mount Sorrel & Hill 62 where Canadian soldiers fought in June 1916. #WW1 #1GM #Flanders pic.twitter.com/wI7EuXsFEX — Paul Reed (@sommecourt) May 14, 2021 RT @sommecourt: A French Press Photo of a shell-smashed area […]
Latest episode of my reading of Bairnsfather's "Bullets and Billets" now up. Chapter 10 – Bruce explores the deserted village just behind the front line.https://t.co/gytOBgZYhB — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) May 10, 2021 Latest episode of my reading of Bairnsfather’s “Bullets and Billets” now up. Chapter 10 – Bruce explores the deserted village just behind the […]
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.