Since before 3500 BC people have been putting defensive walls around their settlements. As I’m sure you all know, these pesky walls and fortifications can be a real pain when you want to get inside somewhere for whatever reason. Maybe you’re at war with the occupants, maybe they have something of yours, like some loot … More Siege Warfare Through the Ages – Which Siege Tactics Are Right For You?
I decided to create this little map just recently after going down memory lane and remembering my visit to St Albans and the Roman ruins in there. I think it is easy to forget sometimes the scope of the enclaves the Romans held in Britain, particularly in England itself. So I have pin down the … More Enclaves of Roman Britain
As historian Ben-Yehuda states 1915 was the year in which the concept of unrestricted submarine warfare was first applied. Despite it not being a formal policy until two years later the shift towards this type of warfare was to have a profound effect on World War One and beyond. On the 18th February 1915 Germany … More Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and Famous Sinking’s in WW1
The First World War was the first use of compulsory military service in Britain, when in January 1916 the Military Service Bill was passed, and all men aged 18-41 – apart from those in certain professions, or medically unfit – were expected to be involved in military service. Early sign-ups for the war they thought would … More First World War and Conscription: The Conscientious Objector
So, this is R.Cespedes reporting live for History News from the center of the Gallipoli battle, here at the Suvla Bay landing beaches. We hear reports about things going quite badly: the landing spots missed in several cases, as it has been usual along the last months. But, at least, reports from the front say … More Live from a failure. Last acts of heroism and nonsense from Gallipoli.
Although this month is dedicated to music and such, we still keep up our monthly updates on WW1! So without further ado I welcome you to a blog post on WW1 trench engineering. The trenches made a big part of what we know of WW1. Trench warfare however was not new; this has to be … More Trench Engineering in WW1!
So it’s All Hallows Eve, but before you all can go celebrate this festivity (if you do so) we have one last update for you this month. Continuing with our First World War updates, I have taken on board the duty of doing a post about the Race to the Sea (Apologies to all the … More The Race to the Sea
So here you are: you are out in the rain; you are late; you call a taxi cab. Those traditional black cabs in London, the all-famous yellow cabs of New York…Business as usual. Now think again: you are out, albeit maybe not in the rain; you are running out of time and, oh yes, this … More Everyday life, everyday war. Taxis at the Marne.
As the country all turned their lights out on the 5th August, we all stood and remembered 100 years since the beginning of World War 1, the War which was famously quoted as ‘ending all wars’. As part of WUHstry’s remembrance, we are posting on the big events of the war and all the innocent lives … More World War 1- The Importance of Joffre and Von Moltke