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Thursday 29 March 1917 - We Lost 555

Neuville-Bourjonval village is captured by the King’s Liverpool Regiment.

  • Lieutenant Cuthbert Newton Hudson (Liverpool Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend W Hudson.
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Royal Navy

Sunday 25 March 1917 - We Lost 707

General Henry D’Urban Keary, intending to squeeze Ishan’s 15,000 men between both his and (he presumes) a pursuing Russian Persian force, shifts towards the new Turkish position at the foot of the Jabal Hamrin mountains.  770 more words

Royal Flying Corps

Kurdish mythology behind Nowruz celebration

In countries and cultures across the Middle East and Central Asia, Nowruz (or Newroz, or Norouz or Nauroz or several other variant spellings that shift from city to city across Asia) is an ancestral festivity marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature. 866 more words

Faith & Belief

14 March 1917 - 'God save the King.'

Three days ago, British forces finally entered Baghdad, and for the last few days have been mopping up retreating Turkish forces int he area. 30 Squadron RFC have been flying reconnaissance, tracking the retreating turks for the last few days and today… 128 more words


Discipleship and the Imago Dei

A few years ago I gave a presentation to young undergraduate Christian students on the importance of discipleship, which was then followed by multiple small groups to discuss the subject further. 1,968 more words


Departure From Mesopotamia

© — The drive from Elko toward San Francisco was lovely.  Outside of the car.  The Spring day brought glistening sunshine, and bouquets of desert flowers that poked their heads through the guardrails.  879 more words


Monday 19 March 1917 - We Lost 290

Forming a crucial component of the Samarrah Offensive, the seizure of Falluja today ensures that ‘Sir’ Frederick Stanley Maude’s Anglo-Indian force will not have to cope with flooding of the Euphrates plains during their advance further north from Baghdad. 409 more words