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Shattered leg, indomitable spirit

A brave Earley soldier had to face a future with only one leg.

Lieut Hugh Kenney is making excellent progress in No 1 Reading War Hospital. 33 more words

Life On The Home Front

"If you dare mention little tattling birds & ‘scared of shells’ to me again I’ll ---"

Sydney Spencer addressed this note (written in pencil) to his sister Florence. Someone had told her he was afraid of the costant shelling.

Time 4.15 pm Date May 17th Year 1918 Place A mortal coil… 175 more words

News From The Front: The Grim Reality Of War

James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the world's first machine gun (15 May 1718)

15 May 2018 | Various Sources| Hawkins Bay Dispatch – This Day

James Puckle (1667–1724) was an English inventor, lawyer and writer from London chiefly remembered for his invention of the Defence Gun, better known as the… 1,382 more words


Poem: Mary of Oignes: Three

A head with similar florets
is the embodiment of pure thought,
though more limited in meaning
than a machine gun nest.

In midsummer, with special magnificence, 61 more words


Someone let Rob Gronkowski fire an outrageously destructive gun

Rob Gronkowski skipped out on the Patriots’ voluntary offseason workouts, and now it’s easy to see why: The guy had more important stuff to do, … 142 more words


The air is rent now & then by the zip zip of machine gun fire!

Even now he was in the trenches, Sydney Spencer was able to note the resilience of the local wildlife.

Thursday 2 May 1918

10.30 am. In a CT trench long disused. 165 more words

News From The Front: The Grim Reality Of War

Mermaid And Machine Guns

You may say that I am unrecognizable with a cigarette in my hand, red bob flowing down my sweaty face, streaks of blood drying up on my skin, a fed-up smirk painted on my face, and legs no longer anywhere in my body as I paraded down the road filled with astonished faces beneath the many lights of gigantic amusement rides that night I reclaimed my freedom. 1,651 more words