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1917 – German torpedo armed submarines announce they will attack any and all ships, including civilian passenger ships.

1961 – A chimpanzee sent into… 67 more words


The History Girls: CHOCTAW CODE TALKERS by Tanya Landman

At the end of the ‘Indian Wars’ in the 19th century many Native American children were taken away from their parents and sent to school to become ‘civilized.’  The policy – ‘kill the Indian to save the child’ – meant cutting their hair, putting them in white people’s clothes, forbidding them to speak their own languages. 117 more words

20th Century

January 29 in San Antonio history...

Robert B. Green opens to the public as the county hospital.

The new 13-story San Antonio Savings building opens at the corner of Commerce and Soledad streets.   19 more words


Qui si vince o si muore!

As you probably know, after Caporetto’s defeat, Italian troops had to retreat to the Piave river. This river became soon the symbol of the Italian resistance, as shown by this postcard. 64 more words


Kitchener's influence on war posters

Another Italian war loan poster for today. The slogan is the usual one (“Sottoscrivete“, ie. “Subscribe”, just as this other war loan shown some time ago). 30 more words


Che l'Italia non zoppichi più!

Questo volle Toti…

I had published some time ago a post about the story Enrico Toti, his heroic end was of course used by Italian propaganda, i.e. 31 more words


1916: St Stephen's Anglican Church, Belmont, Victoria

Artist/Studio: William Montgomery. c.1917 (signed at base of centre light).
Location: Belmont, Victoria.
Building: St Stephen’s Anglican Church.
Memorials to WW1 soldiers:
♦ Brothers Pte H.
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William Montgomery