On this day, Mon Apr 09 09:20:09 +0000 2018, One Hundred Years Ago

Battle of the Lys begins as German troops attack after a four and a half hour bombardment. Fourteen German divisions attack, driving back the British and capturing 6000 Portuguese troops. The attack includes firing 2000 tonnes of Mustard Gas, Phosgene and Diphenylchlorarsine.

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.