Daily Archives: August 4, 2014

Today we Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Beginning of the First World War


Today we Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Beginning of the First World War.

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World War I Memories Everywhere in this Part of France


Originally posted on redesigning49:
World War I memorial and cemetery for allied troops in Arras. You cannot travel far in this part of France without seeing World War I memorials large and small. The graveyard and memorial in Arras was…

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Fragile Communities On The Brink of War


Originally posted on Great War Photos:
Ypres 1914 A century ago today the cities, towns and villages that would fall in the path of war and the destruction of the Western Front went about their business as usual. The 1st…

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The Unintentional Honoring of World War One


Originally posted on Traveling and the Everyday:
Sometimes I feel that there is more at play in my life than I am aware of.  Through a series of seemingly random decisions, my husband and I will find ourselves touring through Belgium…

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Town to commemorate WW1 centenary tomorrow


Originally posted on The Chippy News Blog:
Poppies, by John Beniston A commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, organised by the Royal British Legion and our town council, will take place tomorrow. The event will take place…

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4th August 1914: Britain Mobilises


Originally posted on Great War Photos:
A century ago today Great Britain declared war on Germany. Units of the British Army immediately went onto War Stations and battalions like this one began to march out of camp or depot and…

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4 August 1914


Originally posted on Calderonia:
At 8 a.m. German troops crossed the Belgian border. In the morning, presumably by telephone, Calderon made an appointment to see the Colonel of the Inns of Court Regiment, who was previously unknown to him. This…

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Tuesday 4 August 1914


Originally posted on Khanya:
Tuesday 4 August 1914 by Ian Ribbons My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve been reading this book to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. The war could be said to…

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Lights Out


Originally posted on TVClaw:
Photo: Courtesy of The Royal British Legion “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime” — Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary, August 1914 Today, 4…

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4 August 1914: 1st Battalion War Diary


Originally posted on The Black Watch Castle and Museum:
On this day in 1914, the United Kingdom declared war on Germany. At 6:30pm that evening, the 1st Battalion The Black Watch received their mobilization orders. Pictured below is the original handwritten…

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