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July 20 in San Antonio history...

1917 – World War I
The draft begins and the first five men drafted from San Antonio are:  Andres Perez, John Martinez, W. A. Shacklett, Philip Best and Lawrence Abernathy… 25 more words


Week in History 17-23 July - The "Monty tour" arrives in Christchurch 70 years ago

Those of us who remember a certain movie from the 1990’s may jump to particular conclusions of what the “Monty tour” may be. It actually was the 1947 tour of Australasia by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. 900 more words


July 19 in San Antonio history...

1917 – World War I
The newspapers report that the draft will begin tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. and 1,374,000 men nationwide will be called.

1943… 36 more words


Menin Gate at Midnight

With such an amazing collection of war relics, artwork and other memorabilia the majority of which evoke, in the visitor, sad and dark memories from wars and conflicts (though many simultaneously create a sense of hope) it is hard to single out a favourite item at the… 585 more words


Menin Gate Lions

It is rare that one finds medieval art or sculptures in Australia and probably the last place on would expect to encounter such would be in the Australian War Memorial, built in 1936 to commemorate the sacrifice of Australians who have died in war (essentially since the mid 1800s). 713 more words


World War One Dioramas

For me, the Australian War Memorial’s WWI dioramas are one of the highlights of a visit to the Memorial and, indeed, so successful have they been with visitors that the Memorial has commissioned additional dioramas on other campaigns including two on the Korean War. 1,508 more words



On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.

Leonard Herbert Wilson: 19th July

Associate Member 1902.

Resident & Constructional Engineer, Consolidated Main Reef Mines & Estates Co, Johannesburg. 56 more words