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On this day: the Black Tom explosion

Black Tom pier photographed on the 31st of July, 1916, a day and a half after the explosion.

On the 30th of July, 1916, German agents blew up a pier in New Jersey, USA in an attempt to sabotage American-made munitions intended for World War One. 111 more words


30 July 1915


I am disturbed, we are disturbed, the regiment is disturbed, the Army is disturbed, & very soon the Newspapers will be disturbed.  The impudence of the Hun is beyond belief.  593 more words

Thoughts for July 30 from Fr Willie Doyle

From the last letter of Fr Doyle to his father describing the events of July 30, 1917, 98 years ago today:

For the past week we have been moving steadily up to the Front once more to face the hardships and horrors of another big push, which report says is to be the biggest effort since the War began.

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Mill disaster brings home the horrors of war

As some of you (hopefully) have noticed, we’ve been running a column each week covering the news of 100 years ago, the period of WW1. 361 more words

William Burn - 100 years since the death of a Christchurch aviator

On 30th July this year it will be 100 years since William Wallace Allison Burn was killed in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq). A pre-war member of the… 161 more words


Learning About Our History

While reading a book on Mr Lee Kuan Yew with the kids, Kor Kor was surprised to learn that Singapore was involved in World War 2. 428 more words


Take a walk through history with our Maidenhead WW1 guided tour

Join us as we walk past the homes of the All Saints parishioners who gave their lives during the Great War.

This local route shares fascinating insights into the daily lives of the soldiers who left Maidenhead behind for the Western Front and the harrowing events of the Great War. 81 more words