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June 1917

One hundred years ago, in June 1917, the Messines offensive was launched, the battle running from the 7th to the 14th of that month. Messines is a village in Flanders, Belgium and the aim was to capture a German-held ridge and thence go forward to Passchendaele and the coast. 811 more words

First World War

Asiria (relato)

Por Felix Kristia

“Mi vida ha sido marcada por la gloria, y como tal le prosigue la caída.

No hace mucho que el pensamiento de escribir mi memoria ronda por mi mente, tal vez con la motivación de una última esperanza: que al escribir –lo único que aún no he hecho– pueda liberarme por fin de mi encierro. 262 more words


Tuesday 19 June 1917 - We Lost 436

Today’s losses include:

  • Two families that will lose two sons
  • The son of a member of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Second Lieutenant Cuthbert Fosbrooke (Durham Light Infantry) is killed at age 25.
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Captivity in Turkey: from the diaries of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Cecil Lodge Part 2: January-December 1917

The Norfolk Regiment in Mesopotamia

Captivity in Turkey: from the diaries of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Cecil Lodge

 January – June 1917

This is a continuation of the postings of… 8,122 more words

Research Project

Learning about Cuneiform Tablets Behind the Scenes at the British Museum

We’ve talked before on this blog about the importance of hands-on experience with inscriptions. Seeing and handling the real thing gives a much clearer idea of the practical realities of reading and writing an ancient script than working from a transcription or even a drawing or photograph. 878 more words


Tuesday 12 June 1917 - We Lost 535

The Armed trawler HMS Sea King (Commander G Herbert) sinks the German submarine U-66.

Today’s losses include:

  • Son of a Baronet
  • Multiple son of members of the clergy…
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Royal Flying Corps

Essays on the history of writing II: The isolates of the Fertile Crescent

One can often find in the literature the idea that continents like South America or Africa differ fundamentally from Eurasia in terms of historical language expansions, and that one does not find in those continents a similar phenomenon to Indo-European, which covers nearly all of Europe and a considerable part of Asia. 2,238 more words