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Christmas wishes

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


Over The Top

The bullets zipped overhead, snapping and hissing so close they could smell death on the air. The gray sky stifled life in its grip and nary a man desired to leave the trench. 9 more words

Yeah Write

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Szogyeny to Berchtold, 16 July 1914

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

First World War

Murkier beginnings of League of Nations - White Man's Burden

From William Easterly’s masterly “Tyranny of Experts”

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.

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The Panzer Empire’s Moving Fortress

Just announced today another interesting release from Meng, wondering what else they have in the pipeline after the Char 2C and this piece…


Cheslyn Hay's Fallen: Wallace Thomas Lawson and When is a Soldier a Soldier?

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


Another Hawaiian goes to war abroad, 1917.

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

Hawaiians Abroad