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29 May 1916

Extract from the war diary of Lt Charles Brockbank, Machine Gun Corps

Monday.  Wandered all round the country this morning in the hopes of finding the Company & eventually landed on them at a bivouac at mid-day just outside… 75 more words

Arms Cache Archive: Iraq, October 2008

Documents: Arms caches seized in Iraq, October 2008

Source: U.S. Department of Defense

Notes: As part of ongoing efforts to improve understanding of illicit small arms, … 847 more words


2 May 1916

Extract from the official war diary of 15th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment


6am – midnight

Operations:     Artillery quiet on both sides. Fewer aeroplanes. 245 more words

"The Chaplain is a good sort and not a funk"

A Stratfield Mortimer man reports on the experience of attending a religious service under fire:

Extracts from a letter from one of Mortimer’s C.E.M.S. members from “somewhere in France” … 166 more words

News From The Front: The Grim Reality Of War

This is what I mean.

Yesterday I posted up on the north side of the Snake River Canyon, about a mile north of the house where I grew up. That mound on the far side is what remains of… 222 more words

3 April 1916

Extract from the diary of Harrison Johnston, the 15th (Service) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, 105th Infantry Brigade, 35th Division

1-20 p.m.

Lunch is not ready, as the servants are at the baths, so I can get a few minutes to write. 207 more words

Artist of the moment..........Photographer François Robert

François Robert is a photographer renown for his imagery using human bones. François Robert was born in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

Robert acquired his first skeleton when he went to an auction to buy a locker for his studio. 165 more words