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The Hindenburg Line 1917

In Military History, Featured
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the German withdrawal behind the Hindenburg Line. On the 16th March 1917, German troops began their withdrawal as part of Operation Alberich, which saw a retirement of 40 kilometres.Continue Reading
Part III of Gene Fax's study into the strange paradox of US-invented machine guns, this time looking at the Hotchkiss and Browning machine guns' use in World War I. Continue Reading
With the publication of The Locomotive of War by Bloomsbury, author Peter Clarke reveals how money, empire, power and guilt played a monumental part in the British involvement of World War I, and how each are a key theme in his latest book.  Continue Reading
Part II of Gene Fax's study into the strange paradox of US-invented machine guns, this time looking at the Isaac Newton Lewis's machine gun's use in World War I. Continue Reading
In the lead up to his newest book, With Their Bare Hands, Gene Fax examines the strange paradox of US-invented machine guns.  Continue Reading
Throughout this week we will be celebrating the centenary of the tank with a series of blogs looking at armoured warfare over the past 100 years. In this first instalment David Fletcher, author of the recently published British Battle Tanks: World War I to 1939, examines British tanks in World War I...Continue Reading
Mark Lardas' latest instalment in the Book Diaries series looks at his role in editing the text of the finished book...Continue Reading
On 17 July 1918 the RMS Carpathia was torpedoed by the German submarine U-55. Two torpedoes were initially fired, with one penetrating the engine room, killing five crewmen...Continue Reading

Somme 100: Weapons of the Somme

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One hundred years ago today one of the bloodiest battles in history began, with French, British and Commonwealth troops charging across No Man's Land to attack the Germans. In this blog we look at some of the weapons used in the fierce fighting as the armies looked to break the bloody stalemate of the Somme...Continue Reading
Today marks the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, the only major fleet engagement of World War I and the biggest battleship action of all time. Here we have some commemorative desktop backgrounds available for you to download...Continue Reading

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