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They Shall Not Grow Old

Note: Fathom Events added an extra date to their showings of They Shall Not Grow Old, you can now see it in select theaters on January 21st… 3,150 more words

Historical Sites

20 October 1918 - Little Action but many deaths

On the Western Front, poor weather prevented most operations in support of the army, though some long range bombing took place. Away from the front, however the RAF suffered 21 casualties overall from training squadrons in Canada, Egypt and Ireland and operational squadrons in Greece, Belgium and France, mainly from the flu. 74 more words

Operations

December 25, 1914 A Truce to end all Wars

“Sitzkrieg”. “Phony War”. Those were the terms used to describe the September ‘39 to May 1940 period, when neither side of what was to become the second world war, was yet prepared to launch a major ground war against the other. 1,240 more words

Today In History

The Red Baron's South African & Rhodesian prey

The ‘Red Baron’ was a legend, his iconic red Fokker tri-plane (three wings) is now ingrained into World War 1 history.  Manfred von Richthofen remains one of the most fascinating and colourful characters of the war, as the ‘Red Baron’ he epitomised the gentleman huntsman, the idolised “Jäger” (the German hunter) – a marksman, calculating, skillful and highly proficient with a dash of cunning needed to outwit an intelligent foe. 2,694 more words

South African Union Defence Force

Snow forts are for amateurs

Halfway to Christmas, and making my 12th post with a wintry theme for this December. The photo for today features the tank obstacles known as  177 more words

Early War

Nations as Machines for War

W.J. Astore

Back in 1992, when I was thinking about what to write my dissertation on, I put together a statement of intent and a bibliography.  920 more words

US Politics

The guns of winter

A battery of 10,5-cm leichte Feldhaubitze 18 howitzers limbered up and ready to go west, supposedly from Poland or Germany to the French border as part of the preparations for… 172 more words

Early War