Monthly Archives: January 2014

German lieutenant Erwin Rommel leads daring mission in France

On January 29, 1915, in the Argonne region of France, German lieutenant Erwin Rommel leads his company in the daring capture of four French block-houses, the structures used on the front to house artillery positions. Rommel crept through the French … Continue reading

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The British and German Navies battle at the Dogger Bank.

The German naval forces under Admiral Franz von Hipper, encouraged by the success of a surprise attack on the British coastal towns of Hartlepool and Scarborough the previous month, set off toward Britain once again, only to be intercepted by … Continue reading

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The Netherlands refuses to extradite Kaiser Wilhelm to the Allies 23rd Jan 1920.

The Dutch government refuses demands by the Allies for the extradition of Wilhelm II, the former kaiser of Germany, who has been living in exile in the Netherlands since November 1918. By early November 1918, things were looking dismal for … Continue reading

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South African troops occupy Swakopmund in German Southwest Africa

As part of an attempt to display its loyalty to the British empire and, perhaps more importantly, enlarge its own sphere of influence on the African continent, South Africa sends troops to occupy Swakopmund, a seaside town in German-occupied Southwest … Continue reading

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