Category Archives: WW1

Posts predominantly WW1 related.

Giving a public speech when you hate public speaking or My Remembrance Sunday Reading

People say to confront your fears and they will recede.  Well I can definitely say that this is not the case.  I’ve always hated flying and I’ve flown 37 times.  Flight 37 was every bit as terrifying as flight 27, … Continue reading

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Russia in WW1

In 1914, Russia was badly prepared for a serious war having  just nine years earlier  been defeated in a war with against a tiny and a definitely non-European power in Japan. There was a revolution in 1905 that had shaken … Continue reading

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The Russian Revolution

Today marks the centeneary of the famous October or Russian Revolution of 1917 which was one of the most explosive political events of the twentieth century. The violent revolution marked the end of the Romanov dynasty and centuries of Russian … Continue reading

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Women and The Great War

When we think of The Great War, the role of women is an often forgotten element in comparison to the famous battlefields around the world.  However as the German leadership quickly stated, WW1 was a total war that required the … Continue reading

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The Americans Are Coming!

When war was declared in Europe, the United States of America had no interest in joining what they labelled as the European War.  American doctrine of the time was insular with regards to the old world and instead concentrated on … Continue reading

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When WW1 came to East Africa

As we approach Armistice Day, it’s become something of a blog tradition for me to write some posts related to WW1.   I thought this time to pick a little bit of an unusual subject and a little discussed arena … Continue reading

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Gertrude Bell – The Ketrun – Desert Queen

From time to time, I have written about iconic and pioneering women in relative recent history, well recent by British standards 🙂  I also sometimes write about the Middle-East which is actually the one area of life that I can … Continue reading

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