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Soeur Gabrielle

For this Friday, a drawing made by French artist Georges Goursat, better known under his nickname “Sem”. Aged over 50 at the start of World War I, he was not drafted. 123 more words


Unbarbed wire

I find this picture rather interesting: it was taken during the first weeks of the war and shows, according to the caption (as far as I can remember) a trap for the (German) enemy done with wire. 41 more words


The War Memorial of Beaufort

Even if I’ve spent a good part of my summer vacation time in the French Alps, i.e. rather far (too far) from WW1 front line, it was always possible to find evidences of the conflict in local French villages. 76 more words


The crosses of the Hartmannswillerkopf

Hartmannswillerkopf, also known as the Vieil Armand, is located 24 kilometres north of Mulhouse. This mountain was a strategic area bitterly fought for during the Great War. 208 more words


Bank Ottoman

Istanbul is a city that raises many contradictory emotions in many spyurkahays like myself. It is not the first time I land here. And I certainly am much more mature now than I was 16 years ago when I first visited. 169 more words


A Pictorial History of the Movies: 1915 – The Birth of a Nation

Because how do you not pick Birth of a Nation for 1915?

Honestly I could have just ended my article there, because I don’t even need to explain this choice, but I told myself I’m gonna try to write 500 words about each film, so I’ll figure out something to talk about. 697 more words


Hill 37, Ypres Salient

Trying to work out on a present day map where your ancestor fell in World War One is no easy task.

I know his last hours was spent filling a gap on Hill 37, which had opened up compromising the efforts of British Western Front. 171 more words

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