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Dusty Corners...

One of the joys (for me, anyway) of researching and then writing on local history topics (for publication, hopefully) is treading a path that has not been heavily used. 205 more words

Henry Coombe-Tennant

Wow! Deep stuff...

Henry Coombe-Tennant gained a double first degree at Cambridge University in moral sciences. My research into his life is ongoing but he seems to have been greatly impressed by the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein, probably the leading philosopher of the 20th century. 77 more words

Saturday 15 December 1917 We Lost 385

The steamship Formby is sunk by the German submarine U-62 twenty miles west northwest of Bardsey Island with the loss of fifteen lives including her Master. 220 more words

New Zealand Army

With the Guards Division at Gonnelieu

The German counter-attack on the Cambrai front began in the morning of the 30th November 1917. In the III Corps sector to the south east of the salient, significant gains were quickly made in the areas around Villers Ghislain and Gonnelieu. 2,199 more words

Salisbury Diocesan Guild Of Ringers

Saturday 1 December 1917 We Lost 1,440

By today the impetus of the German advance is lost, but continued pressure will lead to the German capture of La Vacquerie in two days and the withdrawal of the British from the east of the St Quentin canal. 1,507 more words


Wednesday 28 November 1917 We Lost 803

The Cambrai offensive officially ends and the British troops are ordered to lay wire and dig in and the Germans are quick to concentrate their artillery on the new British positions. 315 more words