A few images taken for the pages of the Training manual issued by the General Staff in 1917.
The great war youtube channel season 4 which focuses on the political and operational events of 1917. Episode one https://youtu.be/EdJjQdA-q-k
Could you handle a 13 werk 12 hour shift in a Mark IV Tank? If so read on. The Mark IV was a more heavily armoured version of the Mark I, and went into production in May 1917. The Mark IVs were used successfully at the Messines Ridge in June 1917, where they outpaced the... Continue Reading →
Weekly Bts podcast from the strike back crib. (There are spoilers) so if you don't want to know before the UK release, don't listen. This week its Dan Macpherson. https://anchor.fm/strikebackcrib/episodes/Episode-1-with-Dan-MacPherson-e3171e Ep 2 podcast with director https://anchor.fm/strikebackcrib/episodes/Episode-3-with-Varada-Seethu-e35bh8 sit rep 4 with Director Paul Wilmshurst and Jamie Bamber
BRITISH INFANTRYMAN 1916-18 2nd Bn Hampshire Regiment, France 1918 (©Paul Reed) INTRODUCTION By 1916 the Great War had become a total war. The British Army had expanded from a handful of regular and territorial divisions to more than 74 infantry divisions by 1918. The Battle of the Somme 1916, in which nearly 450,000 British soldiers... Continue Reading →
A common phrase used during my days as a crow at Depot Para in Aldershot was "Train Hard, Fight easy" and from research, the Romans were no different. It is evident to see where the British Army adopted its training doctrine from, which is still used today. The first thing the soldiers were taught was... Continue Reading →
Jason Bourne riot scenes From the LA Times http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-ca-mn-jason-bourne-reality-20160802-snap-story.html Hell-bent and mercurial as ever, the latest “Jason Bourne” film is a news clip on amphetamines. Fictional intrigue is woven into real-world drama so that riots in Athens pulse with both Hollywood escapism and the kind of gritty, detailed images that flash on CNN in the... Continue Reading →