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The Book Diaries - Some dazzling profiles

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Author Mark Lardas has finished creating his art refs for NVG Seaplane and Aircraft Carriers of World War I. This latest instalment of the Book Diaries explains how profiles are born...Continue Reading

AskHistorians Reddit WWI Contest Winners

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Alongside our commemorative blog series for Armistice Day we ran a competition on the AskHistorians Reddit group. Their users came up with some great questions and answers, making it very tricky to come up with the winners. However, after spending an evening reading through all the posts we have decided upon the winners...Continue Reading
On 30 October 1918 the Ottoman Empire signed the Armistice of Mudros, ending the hostilities between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies during World War I. The terms left the Ottoman Empire incredibly vulnerable, and the events that followed saw the the disintegration of this once powerful empire...Continue Reading

New Zealand's Darkest Day

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12 October 1917 was the darkest day in New Zealand’s history. In a few hours of fighting there were more New Zealanders killed or wounded than at any other point in the nation’s history...  Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Broodseinde

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On 4 October 1917 British, Australian and New Zealand forces launched an assault on the German line known as the Battle of Broodseinde. It was one of the most successul Allied attacks of the Battle of Passchendaele, devastating the German defence and shattering their morale...Continue Reading
On 26 September 1918 the Meuse-Argonne Offensive was launched. It would be the greatest American battle of the First World War, and after the armistice had been signed Field Marshal von Hindenburg wrote that 'the American infantry on the Argonne won the war'...Continue Reading
On 17 September, 1916, the Red Baron scored his first confirmed aerial victory. By the time of his death he would have racked up 80 victories, a total that no other pilot would reach during World War I...Continue Reading

World War I - The Countdown to War

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On 28 July, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia. Over the next few days the great nations of Europe would charge into the First World War, a cataclysmic conflict that has left scars across the continent that are still visible to this day...Continue Reading

21 July, 1918 - The Attack on Orleans

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On 21 July, 1918 the American town of Orleans, Massachusetts found itself the target of a German attack. A U-boat opened fire on some merchant vessels, with several shells landing on the nearby Nauset Beach, This gave the town a unique claim to fame - it was the only piece of United States soil attacked by the enemy during World War I...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Fromelles

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On 19 July 1916 British and Australian forces attacked the Germans at Fromelles. Their aim was to exploit the weakening German defences, but the strength of the defenders was grossly underestimated. The Allied troops went into the attack ill-prepared, unaware that they were heavily outnumbered...Continue Reading

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