The Great War

Armoured Cars At Ctesiphon 1915

The use of Armoured Cars in Mesopotamia 1914 – 1916, centering on the Battle of Ctesiphon, November 1915.

© IWM Q 24446

A Coincidental Find

Pte Joseph Stanley May, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)

Distinguishing Marks of the Great War – Signallers of the British Army – an illustrated guide

How were Signallers in the Great War distinguished from other soldiers?

Photos of The Great War – Frederick Charles Yetman, Hampshire Regiment

A series of posts looking at named photographs of servicemen of the Great War.

Behind Enemy Lines in 1914 – The Fate of A Squadron, 11th Hussars

After coming under friendly fire, half a squadron of cavalry become cut off behind enemy lines. A story famously known for Patrick Fowler, the soldier who hid in a cupboard, but what of the rest of the squadron?

Shooting Round Corners Great War Style – Defence of Communication Trenches

In 1915, an officer of the Royal Fusiliers invented a method of shooting round trench corners, without the shooter having to expose himself.

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