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"Grillo" 1918 and MTM 1935 large scale models

These attack boat models are preserved at Palazzo di Marina, Italian Navy’s headquarter. Full info on these ships here (Italian) and here.


Armistice Day, 1918, Day of Remembrance

by Mary W Maxwell

Imagine it. On “the eleventh of the eleventh at eleven o’clock,” the nations that had fought in the first ‘world war’ signed the armistice. 831 more words

War/ Terror

Karl (2)

Today I found my second card sent to Karl, a picture taken in Heidelberg.

It shows three gentlemen in the opening of a building in what seems a forest. 137 more words


Remembrance Sunday 2015

20th Century Battles would like to extend our profound and sincere thanks to all of those who have given their lives, and to those who have served their countries in the name of freedom. 280 more words

Review Article

Weekly World War I Poems Catchup: May 31, 2015

“To Tony (Aged 3)” (Marjorie Wilson)

Gemmed with white daisies was the great green world
Your restless feet have pressed this long day through–
Come now and let me whisper to your dreams… 181 more words

Weekly World War I Poems Catchup: June 14, 2015

“Strange Meeting” (Wilfred Owen, 1918)

It seemed that out of battle I escaped
Down some profound dull tunnel, long since scooped
Through granites which titanic wars had groined. 340 more words

Weekly World War I Poems Catchup: July 5, 2015

“Praematuri” (Margaret Postgate Cole, published 1918)

When men are old, and their friends die,
They are not so sad,
Because their love is running slow, 78 more words