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Arthur Conan Doyle’s Military Innovations in World War I

The War’s Afoot: Arthur Conan Doyle’s Military Innovations in World War I

As Sherlock Holmes would have put it, when one has eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Holmes used the aphorism to solve crimes, but for his creator Arthur Conan Doyle, the surly attitudes of Germans in attendance at the 1911 International Road Competition in 1911 convinced him that the automobile …

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Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart by Sir William Orpen

The Un-killable Soldier: Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart

Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO, (5th May 1880 – 5th June 1963,) was a British Army Officer of Belgian and Irish descent who saw active service in three major conflicts spanning over six decades. His life and military career are widely recognised as legendary amongst various …

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Erwin Rommel Portrait

Operation Flipper: Assassination Attempt on Erwin Rommel

The Commando raid in an attempt to assassinate Erwin Rommel at his HQ in Sidi Rafa, Libya in November 1941, was called Operation Flipper. It resulted in a failure. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was never one to shy away from thinking big. When he saw the plans for General Claude Auchinlek’s offensive, Operation Crusader, …

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Soldiers found in Langemark-Poelkapelle 2

Remains of 19 Soldiers from World War I found in Flanders

The archeological department of the Flemish intercommunal CO7 have discovered the remains of nineteen soldiers from the First World War. The remains of nineteen soldiers that were killed in action during World War One were discovered in the past days in Langemark-Poelkapelle. According to the first information, there are at least 2 German soldiers and 9 British …

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Book Breaking the Fortress Line

REVIEW: Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 by Clayton Donnell

< p style=”text-align: justify;”>Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 offers a fascinating new perspective on the German offensive against France and Belgium in 1914. In graphic detail it describes the intense fighting that took place around the forts and fortified cities that stood in the path of the German invasion. The ordeal began with the German …

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Sergeant (later Second Lieutenant) Rupert Hallowes, ca. 1914. (Credits: NAM. 1993-04-140-2)

Port Talbot Soldier’s First World War Heroism Revealed

Details of the military career of a Glamorgan soldier, Second Lieutenant Rupert Hallowes – who was awarded the Victoria Cross and Military Cross for his actions during the First World War – are to be added to the National Army Museum’s website 100 years after his tragic death on the battlefield in Belgium. This month, …

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