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Gunners and pets

Let’s go back to Italy, with this picture (taken from I was There magazine) showing men and NCOs of the 181st Siege Battery RCA, which fought on the Italian front. 39 more words


Bridgehead on the Jordan River

Another picture taken from I was there magazine. We’re no more in Italy, but in Palestine, in May 1918. These men of the Australian Light Horse are holding a sector of the bridgehead at Ghoraniye. 21 more words



This picture will drive nuts my friend Francesco Brazzale, who’s fan of British troops in Italy and trains, if he doesn’t already know it (I couldn’t check in… 114 more words


Yorkie: The river floweth

For you regular followers, sorry there was a missed week here at the HC – you know how things go. Part of what delays me when I do delay is finding something that is really interesting to talk about. 715 more words

Jeanne H├ębuterne - Devoted companion to the extreme sacrifice

Amedeo Modigliani’s muse and the love of his life was born on 6 April 1898 in Paris. Her delicate demeanor and strange beauty quickly attracted many starving-artists, among them the handsome and charismatic Jewish Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani who turned out to be her great love and eventually the cause of her downfall. 782 more words