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27 April 1915 - 2 Wing RFC joins Plumer's Force

In response to the German offensive in the Ypres area, at 5.0 p.m. today, General Sir H. C. O. Plumer, currently commanding the V Corps, has been placed in control of all the troops in the area – his command will be known as Plumer’s Force. 135 more words

27/4/1915 Gallipoli: bloody stalemate

At the southern tip of the Gallipoli peninsula British and French forces manage to link up their beach heads and try to push north. They are blocked a few miles from the beaches and can make no further progress. 139 more words

First World War

100 years ago: the sinking of the Léon Gambetta

It was exactly 100 years ago, during the night from 26 April to 27 April 1915. A few miles from the shores of Italian Apulia, close to Leuca to be more precise, French cruiser… 118 more words


Guest Post: #TurkeyFailed Because I Live in Armenia and So Should You

As the World’s Armenian community gears up to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide at the hands of the Ottoman turks, the hashtag #TurkeyFailed has been trending across armenian social networks. 924 more words


Birth of a Nation (1915) Part IV

The Rise of the Second KKK

One thing that is often mentioned, but rarely examined, in discussion of the movie “The Birth of a Nation… 1,593 more words

DW Griffith

26 April 1915 - Rhodes-Moorehouse

The First Wing were called on to help and sent out four aeroplanes, but only two reached their objectives at Roubaix, Tourcoing, and Courtrai.

The bombing of Courtrai was carried out by Second Lieutenant W. 458 more words