Tuesday, 29 July 2014

10 things you (probably) didn't know about the bloody eastern front in 1914

'The fighting that raged in the east during the First World War was just as fierce as that on the western front, but – according to historian Dr Prit Buttar – the battles between Russia, Austria-Hungary and Germany do not hold the same recognition.'
Article here

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Highlights of Kelmarsh

I didn't go to EH's History Live! - their multiperiod extravaganza but monitering the comments of people who did there were two clear winners for this period. First up is the National Army Museum's new project
Read about it here. They will be at more events across the country this summer. Take a look http://www.nam.ac.uk/microsites/ww1/events/
Also something that got a lot attention was Ancient Wisdom's SE5a display - the ultimate Great War prop. Read about it here

Belgian troops 1914


From the Belgian living history association's FB page.