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date: 25 Apr
The Landings on Gallipoli   -  April 25th 1915 -    The plan seemed sound enough. With stalemate on the Western Front in the form of trench warfare another ploy was needed. The one put forward was knock Ottoman Turkey out of the war, open up the Dardanelles Strait to Allied warships, make their way to capture Constantinople and link up with Russia...
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  • 20th Century
  • Battles
  • This week in history
  • WW1
date: 22 Apr
The Gas Attack at Ypres in World War One - 22nd April 1915 -  NB: Image shown is of victims of gas in 1918   Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their...
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  • 20th Century
  • Battles
  • This week in history
  • Warfare
  • WW1
date: 18 Jan
The Paris Peace Conference  - 18th January 1919 -    Two months after the official Armistice on 11th November 1918 the matter of how to settle the outstanding issues was hotly debated in Paris. This conference was to result in the Treaty of Versailles that was signed in the Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, on 28th June 1919. However, the...
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  • 20th Century
  • Politics
  • WW1
date: 09 Nov 2016
MY EPIC ERA 2016 – THE RESULTS ARE EPIC!   In January 2016, Squaducation announced a new competition for schools, My EPIC ERA. Launched as a national history based competition, its aim was to enthuse children and help them create and develop a passion for history. And it did exactly that! By the end of May a mass of EPIC entries were in, and our...
tags:
  • Education
  • General
  • World War 1
  • WW1
date: 25 Jul
July 25th 2009  -  12 days after Harry Patch died his funeral took place at Wells Cathedral. Harry, the last surviving man who had fought in the trenches during World War 1, had lived in a nursing home in Wells for the last years of his life. He had not wanted a state funeral but there was huge interest, mixed with sadness, in the passing of this...
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  • 21st Century
  • Battles
  • This week in history
  • WW1