WWI

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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John Henry Stephen Dimmer (Credits: Andy Arnold)

This officer served his machine gun.. until he had been shot five times – Jack Dimmer VC

A few years ago I worked for the London Borough of Merton. Based at the Civic Centre in Morden, for nearly two years every day I walked past a small plaque in the foyer to Lieutenant Colonel John Dimmer, VC. I was recently reminded of this when I picked up a set of VC winner …

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World War I in colorized images

The featured photographs, colorized by Benjamin Thomas, Doug Banks, Dave Chandler, Frederic Duriez, Paul Reynolds and Royston Leonard, capture in vivid color the battlefields of World War I. Their photos are also featured among the hundreds of colored photos on the WW1 Colourised Photos, WW2 Colourised Photos and Colours of Yesterday Facebook pages. Editor’s note: Photos and …

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