What was World War I (1914-1918)?

Introduction World War I (or the First World War, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1; German: Erster Weltkrieg) was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously known as the Great War or “the war to end all wars”, it led to the mobilisation of more… Read More

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What was the Battle of Beersheba (1917)?

Introduction The Battle of Beersheba (Turkish: Birüssebi Muharebesi, German: Schlacht von Birüssebi) was fought on 31 October 1917, when the British Empire’s Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) attacked and captured the Yildirim Army Group garrison at Beersheba, beginning the Southern Palestine Offensive of the Sinai and Palestine campaign of World War I. Infantry from the 60th… Read More

Genuine World War I Compass

A genuine compass from World War I brought in by one of my wife’s patient’s at her GP practice, being held by my eldest son. The patient, a collector of military memorabilia, brought it in knowing my son and I are interested in military history. It was a privilege to view this piece, and also… Read More