The holiday season is well and truly upon us and in searching our collection for Christmas related items I came upon this tin. These small brass boxes were issued to all those wearing the Kings’ uniform, fighting in World War I, during Christmas 1914. 159 more words
On 16 July 1914, Count Szogyeny, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Germany (pictured), sent a strictly private telegram to Count Berchtold, the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs. 221 more words
From William Easterly’s masterly “Tyranny of Experts”
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The negotiations in Versailles for a treaty to end World War I occupied the first half of 1919, until the participating nations signed the treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.
Wallace Lawson is a soldier buried in Great Wyrley Cemetery by a twist of fate. He served in the Royal Engineers from 1915: a period that saw him in Ireland during the Easter Rising, in France through 1917 and celebrating Armistice Day there; yet he would never make it home. 26 more words
Moses Puahi Keoua, the engineer for the prison, received a letter from his son, Peter Moses Keoua, who left Hawaii nei about two months ago, which told of his enlisting into the British military in Canada; he is staying at the military base in Winnipeg until the government calls those troops to the battlefield. 16 more words