Tag Archives: The Great War

The Great War changed everything

Originally posted on The Pen and The Sword:
Yesterday marked the anniversary of the assassination in 1914 of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia, the duchess of Hohenburg, by a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip. It is common to…

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Honouring hundreds of thousands of victims of the brutal Somme battle

Today, July 1 of the year 2016, 15 minutes later than planned a moving Commemorative Event for the Battle of the Somme started at Thiepval a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France. Once more Europe can … Continue reading

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Mons 2014 remembering the Great War

On Monday august the 4th, from Glasgow, Scotland to Liege and the small Saint-Symphorien in southern Belgium, leaders of the former enemies Belgium, France, Britain and Germany stood together in a spirit of reconciliation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Liège 2014 remembering the Great War

World War One was the most catastrophic conflict the world had ever seen. Around 17 million soldiers and civilians and even more millions of animals (too often much forgotten) were killed between 1914 and 1918. Europe has grown accustomed to … Continue reading

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August 4, 1914 to be remembered

Dark clouds would soon be over and in Winter it will be peacefully white Belgium today marks the beginning of the First World War. It is exactly one hundred years ago that Germany invaded the country and thus violated Belgian … Continue reading

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All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting… George Orwell

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Belgian Canal Boat Fund for the relief of the civil population behind the firing lines. Send them something The First World War was not the first example of civilian populations being decimated by…

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Parade’s End and Saint Flora Castle

In the previous posting “1914 – 2014 preparations” I gave already a glimpse of the works been done to commemorate the Great war. Who is best in putting history in a modern form? The British are the best in historical … Continue reading

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1914 – 2014 preparations

2014 is coming by and hall be special, because it shall be a time to stand still and look at what people can do to each other and what for dangers there can be around when we are not careful. … Continue reading

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