World War 1

Wilfred Owen’s Poetry

How Wilfred Owen’s Poetry Reaches Out To Modern Sensibilities

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? –Only the monstrous anger of the guns. – Wilfred Owen, “Anthem for a Doomed Youth” My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori. -Wilfred Owen, “Dulce et Decorum Est” …

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Wilhelm II, German Emperor, with the Crown Prince Adalbert, the Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia, the Prince Oscar and the Prince Joachim

The Royal Wrecks: World War I and the Original Game of Thrones

HBO didn’t need to adapt George R.R. Martin’s fictional series involving wars of succession, dangerous alliances, overbearing villains and doomed heroes in order to have a ratings hit. The cast, plot, and setting for the real Game of Thrones played out over a century ago and although we tend to forget about it now, The …

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4 Technologies Invented in World War I That We Still Use Today - air traffic control

4 Technologies Invented in World War I That We Still Use Today

War doesn’t just spur nations to create better offensive and defensive technology; it can also lead to everyday products and technology made necessary due to shortages and changing needs in times of war. Here are just a few examples of technology developed during the Great War that we still use. 1. Air Traffic Control Prior …

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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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The Lost Tommies of World War I in Colour

In 2011 a team of researchers, led by Australian journalist Ross Coulthart made an incredible discovery, when they uncovered a collection of hundreds of photographs from World War One. The photographs were taken by a French couple, Louis and Antoinette Thuillier during the First World War and are a fantastic and very natural collection of …

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