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Anzac Day 2018

In Military History, Featured
Today, 25 April, marks the 102nd anniversary since the first Anzac Day.Continue Reading

The Battle of Cambrai Centenary

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai and the birth of armoured warfare.Continue Reading

The Hindenburg Line 1917

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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

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