Monthly Archives: January 2013

How the Germans generate electricity for wireless in the trenches

This is how the Germans generate electricity for wireless in the trenchesA soldier  sitting on a stationary bicycle. The wheels of the bicycle have been removed and  it has been adapted to sit on a free-standing frame. According to the … Continue reading

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Peace conference opens in Paris 18th Jan 1919..

On the 18th of January 1919 in Paris, France, in the Salle d’Horloge on the Quai d’Orsay, delegates convene for the official opening of the peace conference that will end the Great War. For Germany, already laid low in defeat, opening … Continue reading

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The first organised trench raid by a British Army unit ….

During the War at night each side would sometimes carry out raids on the enemy trenches. Because of this, sentries were trebled at night. The first organised trench raid by a British Army unit was carried out by Lieutenant F. … Continue reading

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First conscription bill is introduced in the British parliament.

5th January 1916, The Great War is edging into its third calendar year, British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith introduces the first military conscription bill in his country’s history to the House of Commons. Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Britain’s secretary of … Continue reading

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British WW1 Trench Dogs.

The dogs were used as messengers, sentries and guard-dogs mainly. From notes: The dogs of war were trained initially as ambulance dogs for the Belgian Army by Lt Col E.H.Richardson ,who had been training police dogs since 1898, and were … Continue reading

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