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Sniping During the First World War

May 1st, 2016 · Comments

Sources

Dougan, Andy. Through the Crosshairs; A History of Snipers. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2005.

Neiberg, Michael S.The World War I Reader. New York: New York University Press, 2007.

Plaster, John L. The History of Snipingsniper.jpg and Sharpshooting. Boulder, Colorado: Paladin Press, 2008.

Pegler, Martin. Sniping in the Great War. United Kingdom: Pen &  Sword Military, 2008.

Pegler, Martin and Ramiro Bujiero. The Military Sniper Since 1914. Oxford, United Kingdom:Osprey Publishing, 2001.

 

 

 German Sniper and Spotter, 1917, accessed May 2, 2016, http://www.ddoughty.com/snipers.html

Tags: chronology · technology · Britain · trench life · Germany · tactics · Sniping

Gear and Advancements of the Allies during WWI

April 27th, 2016 · Comments

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Feld-Uniformen unserer Feinde im Westen [Field Uniforms of our Enemies in the West], German poster for identifying enemy soldiers, 1914, accessed April 27, 1916, http://i.imgur.com/JV7H0bv.jpg.
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Feld-Uniformen unserer Feinde im Osten [Field Uniforms of our Enemies in the East], German poster for identifying enemy soldiers, 1914, accessed April 27, 1916, http://i.imgur.com/JV7H0bv.jpg.



See also Jonathan North, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of World War I: An expert guide to the uniforms of Britain, France, Russia, America, Germany and Austro-Hungary (London, UK: Lorenz Books, 2011).


Tags: technology · Britain · trench life · Russia · uniforms · kits

Room 40 and WWI Cryptoanalysis

April 21st, 2016 · Comments

Information from the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Wikipedia.

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Image from Paul Gannon, "First World War technology: Room 40 secret intelligence unit," Engineering and Technology Magazine, May 19, 2014, http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2014/05/before-bletchley.cfm, accessed April 21, 2016. 

Tags: technology · Britain · code-breaking · Room 40

Winston Churchill during the Great War

March 22nd, 2016 · Comments

WWI-Winston1915.jpg Sources:

 Kemp, Adam. Churchill’s First World War. Directed by  Adam Kemp. 2013. United Kingdom: Aenon Limited,  distributed by British Broadcasting Channel. Netflix.
 
 Photograph of Churchill in 1915 as First Lord of  the Admiralty from Woolworth's  Museum, http://www.woolworthsmuseum.co.uk/WWI-WinstonChurchill.html
 
 

Tags: technology · transportation · Britain · Churchill · Winston Churchill

Ersatz

March 18th, 2016 · Comments

Sources:
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Food amd War in Twentieth Century Europe, Edited by Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Rachel Duffett, and Alain Drouard. Farnham, GB: Ashgate, 2012.

Other Resources:
 
http://www.instructables.com/id/ACORN-Coffee/
http://foragedfoods.co.uk/how-to-make-acorn-coffee/
http://www.studentpulse.com/articles/899/3/the-british-blockade-during-world-war-i-the-weapon-of-deprivation
 
Image of German ersatz coffee in original package from https://www.awm.gov.au/blog/2010/07/12/nothing-like-the-real-thing/
 
 

Tags: technology · ersatz food · Germany · Home Front

The Air War Part II: Pilots, Crewman, and Aces

March 15th, 2016 · Comments

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Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron - Public Domain Photograph

 

Tags: DefaultTag · technology · dog fights · aces · air war

The Rise of Air Power: Part 1: Technological Development

March 8th, 2016 · Comments

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 Biplane - Public Domain Photograph
 
 

Tags: technology · transportation · aces · air war

Horses and The Great War

February 3rd, 2016 · Comments

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Horses and Men in Gasmask - Public Domain Photograph
 
Sources 

"5 Technological Innovations from WW1." HISTORY. 2014. Accessed January 31, 2016.http://www.history.co.uk/shows/the-world-wars/articles/5-technological-innovations-from-ww1.

"History of Horses During WWI." HISTORY. 2013. Accessed January 31, 2016. http://www.history.co.uk/shows/the-real-war-horse/articles/history-of-horses-during-wwi.
 
Singleton, John. "Britain's Military Use Of Horses 1914–1918." Past and Present 139, no. 1 (May 1993): 178-203. Accessed January 28, 2016. General OneFile.
 
"Who Were the Real War Horses of WW1?" BBC News. Accessed January 27, 2016.http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zp6bjxs#z9c2yrd.
 

Tags: horses · technology · transportation