Both my boys take part in the annual remembrance parade as Cubs and this year it is the 100 anniversary of the start of World War One. This has really captured the boys imagination, so we made Poppy Pinwheels. Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or Veteran’s Day as it is sometimes called is November 11…
At 7:28am on July 1st, 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger".
This appears to be a modern photo from a Italian WWII historical reenactment group (see www.Progetto900.com). At least its name and website are printed across the bottom of the photo on a forum on historical reenactment (panzergrenadier.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14956&start=45)
HMS Agincourt - the only battleship ever built with 7 x main armament turrets (12 in): two forward: two mid; three aft. She was a Turkish order building in British yards and taken over near completion on the outbreak of WW1. A Jutland veteran, she was lavishly appointed and thus a very popular 'billet': the origin of the term 'Gin Palace' now applied to luxury yachts.