Category: "Art of the Great War"

Roland Leighton killed by a sniper while serving in the Worcestershire Regiment

December 23rd, 2015
In The Rose Garden Dew on the pink-flushed petals, Roseate wings unfurled, What can, I thought be fairer In all the world? Steps that were fain but faltered (What could she else have done?) Passed from the arbour's shadow Into the sun. Noon and scented… more »

Queen Elizabeth-class battleships Barham is launched.

October 19th, 2015
The third ship of the Queen Elizabeth class battleship is launched today by Great Britain. The Barham would serve through the Great War mostly waiting for the German fleet to leave harbor, but would become the only Queen Elizabeth class ship sunk during… more »

In Flanders Fields

May 5th, 2015
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian medical officer, writes the pown In Flander's Field. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard… more »

The French cruiser Léon Gambetta is sunk by Georg Johannes von Trapp

April 27th, 2015
The Austro-Hungarian submarine U-5 captained by Georg Johannes von Trapp sinks the French cruiser Léon Gambetta south of the Otranto Straits.  Von Trapp would gain imortal fame with the creation of a movie about his and his children's life, The Sound of… more »

Indian Contribution to the Western Front

December 11th, 2014
While the French had a reinforcement strategy that called for nearly 100,000 colonial soldiers to take up second line duties in France, freeing second-line units to serve on the front lines, the British did not have plans in place to bring any colonial… more »