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A roll of barbed wire

You know I cannot resist when I see some barbed wire; here’s a very nice (almost artistic) view of a roll of barbed wire. Unfortunately, I don’t know if such a system based on a wooden structure was used by Italian Army or K.u.K one (or both). 18 more words


Straw Overboots

You’ve probably seen such overboots worn by German and Russian soldiers on the Eastern front during the Second World War, but the very same straw overboots were already in use during the First World War on the Alpine front. 82 more words


Shoes (1916)

There is a point watching Shoes, Lois Weber’s socially activist film on the plight of poverty on young women, that I found myself a bit irked. 319 more words


Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Dundalk today to open 1916 exhibition

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be in Dundalk today to officially open a 1916 exhibition.

The ‘Birth of a Nation – the Evolution of Irish Nationhood 1641-1916′, exhibition will be staged in the County Museum, Dundalk and is the first in Ireland to take place as part of the 1916 centenary celebrations, which will evolve continually over 2015 and 2016. 38 more words

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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


Gouraud & Hamilton

Let’s remain in Gallipoli with these two generals. The one on the right is obviously général Gouraud, a old friend of this blog (5 post about him in 2014!). 79 more words


Field Artillery in action in Gallipoli

A dramatic picture of British field artillery in action in Gallipoli for this Saturday! I’d spend hours in studying all details of the scene.