Monthly Archives: October 2015

Updates for October 2015

19 Oct – added TANKS IN THE GREAT WAR by JFC Fuller in BOOKS 18 Oct – added an video on Machine Guns on the main page at the bottom and a Podcast on the same topic in Technology 17 Oct … Continue reading

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Mysteries of the First World War

18 Oct 2015 How did the Red Baron meet his end? The final answer here at link (we’re sure there will be more final anwers). Thanks to Bill Smy! Click here to see his excellent work.

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Remembering Trench Warfare in World War I

Germany’s plan to knock France out of the war with an early strike had clearly failed by early September 1914. The Allies had halted the German drive toward Paris during the First Battle of the Marne, resulting in a stalemate. The … Continue reading

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World War I Retrospective: The Challenges of the Eastern Front

As with Napoleon’s invasion of Russia more than 100 years earlier and Nazi Germany’s invasion nearly three decades later, the region’s flat geography, harsh winter weather and difficult logistics played a critical role in shaping the fighting on the Eastern … Continue reading

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World War I and the Legacy of Chemical Weapons

At 5 p.m. on April 22, 1915, the Germans released around 168 tons of chlorine gas, using the prevailing wind to carry the toxic cloud toward the French 45th and 87th Divisions at Gravenstafel. The gas worked far better than … Continue reading

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World War I Retrospective: The Battle of Basra

In fall 1914, the United Kingdom dispatched an expeditionary force to modern-day Iraq, then governed by the Ottoman Empire. The force’s mission was to protect the critical oil facilities south of Basra. Having achieved what it set out to, the … Continue reading

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