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Australian War Memorial Canberra

(I’m copying this from my other blog, because I read and review a lot of military-themed books. Check out the Australian Special Forces uniforms!)

We had a public holiday yesterday. 295 more words


Obscure Military History: The Brusilov Offensive in World War I

The Brusilov Offensive, 1916

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Very often the Russian side of World War I is overlooked by Historians due to the gross inadequacy of the Russian Imperial Army during this time. 50 more words

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'Spirit of Vimy' in Calgary: Young Albertans pay tribute to Canadian heroes

“So, this right here is Vimy Ridge,” air cadet Michael Batas told a group of fellow teenagers Thursday.

Batas was guiding them over a giant map of the famous First World War battlefield at The Military Museums in Calgary. 272 more words


Teenage Soldier who served at the Somme

Mobile phones and computers fill the lives of many Bolton teenagers today, but how different it was 100 years ago for Bolton lad Fred May – at the age of 18, he was taking part in the Battle of the Somme. 451 more words

World War One

Changing Warfare?

Much of the teaching of World War One seems to designate its methods, techniques, and attitudes to the past; World War Two is where ‘modern warfare’ begins, according to many of the textbooks that I’ve come across. 292 more words


Leicestershire & the Somme (part 3)

August 1

Cawthorn, Wilfred, Pte, 9th Batt, Leicestershire Regt, All Saints, Wigston Magna

Driver, Emer C., Pte, 7th Batt, Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal’s), Memorial/St Michael & All Angels, Hallaton. 2,092 more words


Leicestershire & the Somme (part 4)

September 1

Dennis, George Arthur, Pte, 91st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), Holy Trinity, Barrow upon Soar.

Frisby, Edward H., Pte, 1st/7th Batt, Royal Warwickshire Regt, Memorial/St Mary’s/War Memorial Hospital, Melton. 4,938 more words