Armoured Cruiser Blücher

German Armoured Cruiser Blücher History SMS Blücher affords a prime example of a misfit warship produced rapidly to meet a mistakenly perceived threat from a rival power. The British built their first battle-cruisers in great secrecy, referring to them (deliberate­ly… learn more

Coastal submarines UB class

German short-range coastal submarines originally intended to be transported by rail to their area of operations. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and model. UB class Type: Coastal submarines. History The UB classes were coastal sub­marines which stemmed initially from a… learn more

British Army

The British Army in World War One 1914-1918 – uniforms, strength, organization. In 1908 Haldane had reorganized the British army, forming the units at home into an Expeditionary Force, six infantry and one cavalry division totalling some 160,000 men, capable… learn more

French Army

The French Army in World War One 1914-1918 – uniforms, strength, organization. French Army The populations of France and the North German Confederation had in 1870 been approximately equal, but by 1914, while the population of the German empire had… learn more

Greek Army in World War One

Uniforms Greek Army World War One

The Army of Greece and uniforms in World War One. In February 1821, the Greeks’ decisive revolt against the Ottoman Empire began and on 3 February 1830 they gained independence. In July 1914 Greece under King Constantine I had a… learn more

U.S. Army World War One

group of American soldiers on their arrival in France

U.S. Army and uniforms in World War One. The actual entry of the United States into World War One in April 1917 was indeed of less strategic importance than the jubilant masses in Great Britain and France had imagined. Neither… learn more

Turkish Army World War One

The Ottoman Army in World War One – uniforms, strength, organization. At the start of November 1914 Ottoman Empire joined World War One versus the Allies. The ramshackle Ottoman empire ended up eroding for 50 years once, during 1908, the… learn more

German Army World War One

The Germany Army in World War One 1914-1918 – uniforms, strength, organization. German Army The German empire, announced in the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles in 1871, had around 1914 inhabitants of well over 65 millions. On paper, aside from the… learn more

German uniforms World War One

German uniforms World War One

The uniforms of the Germany Army in World War One 1914-1918. back to PART I of Germany Army 1914-1918 At the outbreak of World War One in August 1914, the German Army was uniformly dressed in field-grey uniforms, which had… learn more

Romanian Army in World War One 1916-1918

The Army of Rumania in World War One 1916-1918. Uniforms, strength and organization of the Romanian Army. On August 17, 1916 Rumania settled the military alliance with the Allies which had been forced upon her, and after that instantly started… learn more

German Military Passport

German military passport from the Kaiser’s period. Complete German Military Passport from the Kaiser’s period of the Great-grandfather of the author. Military passport of the great-grandfather of the author: carpenter Heinrich Button (mother’s side), born on 30 March 1878 in… learn more

Battle of the Somme

The battle of the machine-guns on the Somme from July 1 to November 18, 1916. Not any battle in World War One had been as dominated by the machine-gun as the Allied 1916 summer offen­sive, the Battle of the Somme.… learn more

Brusilov Offensive

The Russian Brusilov Offensive in summer 1916: History, preparation and conduct of the most successful Russian offensive in World War One, which probably averted an Allied defeat. Prehistory to Brusilov offensive Following its awesome retreat in fall season 1915 the… learn more

Cruiser Aurora

Russian Pallada class protected cruisers (Pallada, Diana, Aurora). History, development, service, specifications, pictures and model. Pallada class (Pallada, Diana, Aurora) Type: Protected cruisers. History: The Pallada class were three-funnelled cruisers having a fore­castle deck so far as the mainmast. The… learn more

Armenian Genocide

The genocide of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1916. Among the terrible atrocities of the war also includes an incident that never employed the international public too much – for one thing because always supplanted by… learn more

Battle of Jutland

The largest naval battle in history, which took place at Jutland on May 31 to June 1, 1916 Following 2 years of shadow boxing, the spring of 1916 spotted both largest fleets on the planet on the water and steaming… learn more

Mortier de 370 Filloux

French 370-mm heavy mortar rains high explosives

French heavy 370-mm howitzer Mortier de 370 Filloux. History, development, service, specification, and pictures. History The Mortier de 370 Filloux had its ori­gins in a specification regarding a coastal artil­lery gun able to produce plunging shells in order to cut… learn more

Easter week 1916 in Ireland

Easter Rising – Easter week 1916 in Ireland. Part III of Easter Rising. Here to Part II ! Irish rebellion on Easter Monday The heart and soul of the Irish strategy was to capture specific important spots in Dublin, and… learn more

Sinn Fein – David and Goliath

Resources of David and Goliath for the Easter Rising in Ireland 1916. Part II of Easter Rising. Here to Part I ! Resources of David vs Goliath And the second para-military force had been James Connolly’s Irish Citizen Army. Connolly… learn more

Easter Rising

The Easter Rising in Ireland on Easter Monday 24 April, 1916. Causes of the Easter Rising The conditions that resulted in the Irish Easter Rising of 1916 are of a powerful com­plexity, historical, cultural, governmental, and maybe most importantly mental.… learn more