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Entries from February 2016

The Easter Rising, 1916

February 23rd, 2016 · Comments

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1916 Proclamation - Public Domain

Sources: 

Patrick Abbot, History of Ireland, "1914 - 1919: The First World War, Easter Rising and rise ofSinn Féin," http://www.wesleyjohnston.com/users/ireland/past/history/19141919.html.

"Easter Rising 1916," Septs of Ireland, http://www.easter1916.net/.
 

Tags: Britain · Ireland · nationalism · Easter Rising · Home Front

Trench Foot

February 19th, 2016 · Comments

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 Public Domain Photograph

Sources:

www.footvitals.com www.wsj.com

Tags: DefaultTag · trench life · trench foot · medical

The “Little Serbian Knight”

February 15th, 2016 · Comments

 

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Image from https://historiadospuntocero.com/momcilo-gavric/

Sources:

"MomčiloGavrić - Serbia.com." Serbiacom. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2016.

Tags: enlistment · volunteering · young soldiers · Momčilo Gavrić · Serbia · nationalism · children

Underage Lads of WWI

February 11th, 2016 · Comments

cover_25FE00CC-5824-4B50-BD96-89B2036742 Public Domain Photograph of young soldiers

Sources:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/brave-story-youngest-soldier-ww1-3927739
 

Tags: enlistment · volunteering · New Army · young soldiers · John Condon · Ireland · Ypres · nationalism

The “Pals” Battalions

February 8th, 2016 · Comments

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 Pals' Battalion at the Somme, from https://www.express.co.uk/news/history/684454/losses-suffered-Pals-brigades-battalions-Battle-of-Somme

Sources: 

Robinson, Bruce. The Pals Battalions in World War I. BBC, 3 Mar. 2011. Web. 6 Feb. 2016. http://www.bbc.co.uk/.../british/britain_wwone/pals_01.shtml.

"Carnage as 235 Pals died in 20 minutes." Accrington Observer 30 June 2006. Web. 6 Feb. 2016. http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/.../carnage-as-235....

Tags: Pals' Battalions · enlistment · volunteering · Britain · New Army · Kitchener · propaganda · Ireland · nationalism

When Was The Great War?

February 4th, 2016 · Comments

Check out Oxford University Press's "The Greater War" series at https://global.oup.com/academic/content/series/g/the-greater-war-tgw/?lang=en&cc=us.

Music: "It's a Long Way to Tipperary," written by Jack Judge, performed by Robert Mandell Orchestra, accessed Feb 2, 2016, available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsynSgeo_Uo; and "The Battle of the Somme," performed by the 1st Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, accessed Feb 3, 2016, available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW2ojn5agr4.

Tags: periodization · chronology · Greater War · Oxford University Press · Balkan Wars · Soviet Union · Paris Peace Conference · Germany

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