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27th February 1915 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: In Herne Hill, Middlesex – Squadron Leader Gordon Alfred Denby, DFC, lost in the North Sea in December 1942, aged 27, when the engine of his Beaufighter X7963 failed. 128 more words

100 Years Ago Today

Naval Gun Shells

Another item exhibited in MART Museum (Rovereto): without any indication of the scale, these gun shells seem to be normal ones. The point is that these are naval gun shells. 31 more words

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25/2/1915 Turkey starts to deal with the Armenians

The Ottoman Empire is in trouble. Its ruling triumvirate brought Turkey into the war on Germany’s side in the hope that this would restore the empire’s former glory. 399 more words

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26th February, 1915 (Friday)

BORN TODAY:

~ In Ravenna – Bruno Loatti, Italian cyclist.

~ In Guissano – Aldo Boffi, Italian footballer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Loatti

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldo_Boffi

War!

Dardanelles: The first allied forces land at Sedd El Bahr (“Walls of the Sea”) on the south (Asian) side of the straits, on the Gallipoli peninsula in Anatolia. 79 more words

100 Years Ago Today

February 25th 1915

Parcel sent to girlfriend Floss – sandals, cobra etc.

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