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This day in history 8/19/2014

This blog is going to be mostly about subjects I find interesting. I will try to stick to topics that happen on the day the blog is posted. 107 more words

British Expeditionary Force

August 16, 1914

Landing of the British Expeditionary Force in France satisfactorily completed. Russian advance begun.

1914

Selling The Big Lie (2) Press Censorship In 1914

Censorship of news was reluctantly accepted by the British press. Initially, they surrendered their right to freedom of information and expression with barely a noticeable whimper. 1,588 more words

Propaganda

Destination unknown

1st Royal West Surrey Regiment: battalion paraded and marched to Bordon station. Destination unknown http://t.co/bPEmRVshdp

— Unit War Diaries (@UnitWarDiaries) August 12, 2014

At 2pm they received a partial answer as they arrived at Southampton Docks and embarked on SS…

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First World War

The Centennial: August 7, 1914

Eran rarely remembered his dreams. The only exception from the past year was the one about the rabid mastiff with detachable legs who had forced him to date Taylor Swift. 359 more words

Fiction

First World War Centenary

100 Years to the day Europe was plunged into a conflict the likes of which had never been seen. A conflict which would spread beyond the continental boundary to engulf the world and leave it’s indelible mark on mankind. 496 more words

Armed Forces News

The Horror Begins

4 August 1914 was no ordinary day. In the early morning, the German cavalry, their 12 foot lances aloft, crossed into Belgium and began an assault on the frontier villages which presage the invasion on a much grander scale, exactly as expected. 1,118 more words

Declaration Of War