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Researchers Bring Artifacts Destroyed by the Islamic State to the Internet

Destroyed Iraqi Holy Sites Find New Life Online

… thanks to the Iraq travels of Amir Harrak, a professor at the University of Toronto, researchers have a chance to bring a bit of this destroyed heritage back online.

History Education

Wednesday 4 August 1915 - We Lost 165

British losses in the first year of the war are put at 75,957 killed, 252,000 wounded and 55,000 missing.

Submarine C33 (Lieutenant Gerald Ernest Berkeley Carter) has been operating with the trawler Malta in an attempt to entice German submarines into attacking the trawler and having completed their patrol C33 and the Malta part company at 20:15. 479 more words

Royal Navy

2 August 1915 - Merz and Burn presumed dead

Following the disappearances of Captains Merz and Burn on 30 July, Major Reilly flew on to Basra the following day. As Merz and Burn never arrived he returned to the station on 2 today to report that Merz had not arrived. 111 more words


Escavar quase ao lado do Estado Islâmico

Enquanto conversamos, os jiadistas do autoproclamado Estado Islâmico avançam sobre Ramadi, capital da província iraquiana de Anbar, no centro do país, a pouco mais de uma centena de quilómetros a oeste de Bagdad. 1,275 more words

Jornal Expresso

Saturday 31 July 1915 - We Lost 260

While on his second operational sortie with the Royal Flying Corps in an RE5, Captain John Aiden Liddell (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) takes off from St. 766 more words


I'm not allowed to walk - I might get enteric legs...

Coluba Hospital, Bombay
July 30 1915

My dear old Elsie

First I must thank you ever so much for all your letters and papers – I did not get any mail for nearly 2 months and when I eventually found it at Basra on my backward journey there was quite an accumulation. 1,298 more words


30 July 1915 - Merz and Burn disappear in the desert

Lieutenants George Merz and William Burn have gone missing.

Following the capture of Nasiriyeh in Mesopotamia by British forces on 25 July 1915, the pilots of the Mesopotamian Half Flight were due to return to Basra. 116 more words