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It was March 1824 when the first Anglo-Burmese war began. The Governor General of India had declared war on Burma after they had invaded Assam for the third time. 1,460 more words


Trench construction in World War I

When people think of World War I, one of the first images that comes to mind is the trench.  Here’s a look into how these major features were constructed, as well as their impact on the war. 1,098 more words

First World War

eamonntgardiner reblogged this on eamonntgardiner and commented:

Great article here from Diana Overbey on the construction of trenches!

In My Father's Footsteps

So, I’ve actually gone and done it.

I’ve been toying with the idea of self-publishing for some time, but yesterday I took the plunge and uploaded a short memoir of my pilgrimage to the beaches of Dunkirk in 2009 to Amazon. 166 more words


Christmas 1914: Chandos Hoskyns in the Trenches

My maternal grandfather, Chandos Hoskyns was commissioned into The Rifle Brigade in 1914. During The Great War, he fought in Thessaloniki, Greece, and in the trenches of France from where he sent the following letter in which he tells his family about something surprising and unusual. 416 more words


Tyne Cot... the pity of war

On our recent visit to the battlefield sites of World War 1, we started our trip at Tyne Cot cemetery in Belgium which is one of four memorials to those men who were known to have died but were never found after the battles of the Ypres Salient. 304 more words

The Pity Of War