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News of WWI - Russia Changes the Name of its Capital, Women Join the Workforce, Paris Under Attack, and War Dogs

* Austrians in Panic; Women Riot for Food

  Spy Hunting Worst of Berlin Terrors

  City Obsessed with Fear of Them, and Even Before War Began Scarcely a Day Passed Without the Execution of at Least One Man… 1,165 more words


Wednesday 2 September 1914 - We Lost 50

British forces withdraw to Chantilly-Nanteuil and the cabinet decides to order the sinking of any Turkish warship that tries to come out of the Dardanelles. 173 more words

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Book Review: First World War For Dummies

First World War For Dummies by Dr Sean Lang (John Wiley & Sons 2014, ISBN 978 1 118 67999 9, 396pp, illustrated, index, £15.99)

Part of me thinks that any book which has ‘For Dummies’ in the title is something to be avoided but there is no doubting that this series of publications, covering everything from language to computers is highly popular and a brand that many people turn to for an introduction to a subject. 342 more words


Refitting a Hospital during the Great War

During the Great War, several institutions in London were refitted as auxiliary hospitals to treat the wounded servicemen returning from the battlefields. With large numbers of hospital staff heading to the front lines or volunteering for the war effort, some smaller hospitals even refitted their premises to contribute to the war effort. 889 more words

History Of Medicine

Kittie again

The other ‘st’ word of the Edwardian period is ‘stout’, as in ‘stout fellows’ (used by soldiers of their comrades).  It is described in dictionaries today as ‘ 83 more words

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Local War News - Carleton Place Herald, September 1, 1914

More of Our Boys to the Front

“In addition to the Carleton Place contingent with the 42nd Regt., many more of our boys have enlisted in the defence of the empire.  1,184 more words

Carleton Place Local History

Tuesday 1 September 1914 - We Lost 153

The First British Cavalry Brigade defeats the German Fourth Cavalry Division at Nery.  The German division is scattered and will play no significant part in the decisive battle that lay ahead. 1,073 more words

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