Monthly Archives: October 2013

31st October 1914 Gheluvelt . The 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment

Daybreak of October 31st was calm and clear. The 2nd Worcestershire, in their reserve position west of the Polygon Wood, were roused early by the crash of gun-fire. The troops turned out, breakfasts were cooked and eaten, weapons were cleaned … Continue reading

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First Battle of Ypres 19th Oct 1914.

On October 19, 1914, near the Belgian city of Ypres, Allied and German forces begin the first of what would be three battles to control the city and its advantageous positions on the north coast of Belgium during the First … Continue reading

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Mata Hari is executed 15th Oct 1917.

Margaretha Geertruida Zella was born in Leeuwarden Friesland Holland on the 7th August 1876. Mata Hari had performed in Paris as a dancer since 1903. She adopted an elaborate stage persona, claiming she was born in a sacred Indian temple … Continue reading

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British nurse Edith Cavell (49) executed in Brussels.

Edith Cavell served for a number of years as the matron of a nurse’s training school in Brussels. After the city was captured and occupied by the Germans in the first month of the first world war Edith Cavell chose … Continue reading

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