Monthly Archives: November 2013

The HMS Bulwark Explosion 26th Nov 1914.

On 26th November 1914 HMS Bulwark, a 15,000 ton battleship, was moored at buoy number 17 at Kethole Reach on the River Medway. She was taking on coal from the airship base at Kingsnorth, on the Isle of Grain. At … Continue reading

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Fighting suspended in Ypres Salient 22nd Nov 1914.

On November 22nd 1914, the first extended battle fought between Allied and German forces in the much-contested Ypres Salient during WW1 comes to an end after over one month of fighting. After the aggressive German advance through Belgium and eastern France … Continue reading

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We will remember…..11th November 2013.

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The end of the Third Battle of Ypres ( Ieper ) 6th Nov 1917.

The Third Battle of Ypres effectively comes to an end on November 6th 1917, with a hard-won victory by British and Canadian troops at the Belgian village of Passchendaele. Launched on July 31, 1917, the Third Battle of Ypres was … Continue reading

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British Poet Wilfred Owen killed in action 4th Nov 1918.

Just one week before the armistice was declared, ending WW1, the British poet Wilfred Owen is killed in action during a British assault on the German-held Sambre Canal on the Western Front. Born in 1893, Owen was teaching English to … Continue reading

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