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I think I read somewhere that the German who developed the poison gas used on the battlefields of WW1 thought it would be a more humane way to dispatch the enemy than bomb or bullet. Did they Allied...
I've been following the 'Royal Marine Commando School' on 4 & watching their intensive training programme. My uncle was in the 48 Royal Marine Commandos in the Second World War. Can anyone tell me...
Can anyone answer this question please?... Which political position had the same salary for120 years with 18 incumbents? Thanks...
I found an old geography book I had at school in my early years and on looking at a map of the Middle East there is no sign of the word Israel, but a mass of land called British Palestine! How is it...
Can anyone answer.... The Riffs were the Nationalist Party of which African Country? Thanks...
My grandfather served in WW1 from the onset and won the Military medal -I would like to see his war record - I just remember him, it was 60 years ago he died - I have been on line and they want £23...
I have a Cyma government issue pocket watch that belonged to my grandfather called up in WW1, I've just got it out of the tin where it's kept, wound it up and it's STILL ticking away recording the...
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Recently we were on our annual holiday to the Isle of Man. We saw a very striking reminder erected at the side of the road but unfortunately we were not in a safe position to stop to take a photo. It...
The military brass would have been full of confidence, despite the fact that they were more used to shooting at the 'Fuzzy Wuzzy' with machine guns than facing an equally well-armed foe. Politicians...
When ever I watch documentaries about the C19th most events seem to occur in the 1880s. What was special about this decade.
Reading the articles in the Daily Mail magazine in the last two weeks (as it's the 100th anniversary of WW.1. soon) I was astounded to read that the M.O.D used 100,000 Chinese labourers to dig the...
Would armies have been mobilising even though war hadn't been declared?...
There are 3 courses on offer which might be of interest. 1 Paris 1919- A new world order? 2 Aviation comes of age. 3 Trauma and memory....
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/ng-interactive/2014/jul/25/the-western-front-in-the-first-world-war-and-now-interactive Just click on the picture for the transformation....
In Wim Wenders Wings of Desire / Himmel auf Berlin there are a number of scenes in Potsdamer Platz which at the time was just a wide expanse of desolate wasteland split between east and west. In the...
I am researching some names on the war memorial in our town, a soldier lost his arms and equipment due to neglect, part of his punishment was to pay for the loss. Has anyone any idea how much this...
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My wife and I were watching the 3 giant puppets in Liverpool on the news today, being used to tell the story of WW1. My wife asked the question how were people actually paid in WW1, and WW2 come to...
Does anyone have any information regarding squatters cottages during the late 18th early 19th centuries in England? In particular I`d like to know if this was a common practice and if a person had to...
How and when did Mozambique, a former Portuguese colony, become a member of the British Commonwealth? It is represented by a team at the current Commonwealth Games.
Is there any difference between an `Occupation` Lane and an `Accommodation` Lane in reference to accessing farmland in years gone by? Thanks....

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