World War 1

Albert William Venus died at Bellewaarde Ridge (via the Hull Daily Mail)

6 British Soldier of World War I were buried today in Ieper

The remains of Gunners Joseph William Rowbottom and Albert William Venus, along with the unknown remains of four other soldiers of the Great War were buried today at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ieper Town Cemetery Extension, Ieper, Belgium on April 20, 2016.  Both Gunners Joseph W. Rowbottom (born 1888) and Albert W. Venus (born 1893) …

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Battle of Jutland

WATCH: The Battle of Jutland Animation

A full account of the Battle of Jutland narrated by Admiral Jellicoe’s grandson as part of the Jutland Centenary Commemorations. This 24 minute animation gives the viewer an overview of the major “chapters” of the battle – the opening battle cruiser action, the Grand Fleet deployment, the Turn Away and the Night Destroyer actions. Additionally …

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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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Batalon ("Bataillon") - a Russian World War 1 Movie

WATCH: Batalon (2015) – Badass WW1 Movie you’ve never seen!

The film tells us about the heroism of the Women’s “Death Battalion”, the women’s squad under the command of Maria Bochkareva, created in Petrograd under the orders of the Provisional Government in 1917. At the front line, they set an example of courage for men, while remaining women – full of dreams and hopes. The …

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U-Boat 110, Electric Control Room looking aft to port

Amazing view from inside sunken WWI Submarine U-110

These extraordinary images from the inside of German Submarine U-110 were taken from an album of photographs found in the Swan Hunter shipbuilders collection at Tyne & Wear Archives. The album is from 1918 and documents the U.B. 110 before she was scrapped on the dry docks of Swan Hunter Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend. The twin-screw …

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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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