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A 🧵 about #WW1 cemeteries on the Italian front that no longer exist. After the war the fascists cleared battlefield cemeteries and moved hundreds of thousands of men to huge ossuaries. This Austro-Hungarian cemetery at Passo Pordoi was cleared and an ossuary built nearby. ImageImage
Next, Falcade, now with just the chapel. It was a cemetery for a large field hospital, the most famous occupant being Francesco Barbieri (Gold Medal for valour). They were all moved to the Pocol ossuary after the war. ImageImageImage
The Toti cemetery in Monfalcone, approx 8000 burials. Now a car park. There were 17 cemeteries in this small town (which was on the front line for 28 months). All the men are now at Redipuglia. ImageImage
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"Retreat? Hell, we just got here!"
The famous words were spoken by Cpt. Williams to a French officer as his #Marines arrived on Hill 142. What he was most likely witnessing was the withdrawal of the @152eRI from Belleau Wood. What was actually happening?

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"A Belleau les heures sont graves. Tout cède devant Attila, Mais le vieux Quinze-Deux est là. La vague meurt devant ses braves."

The #152eRI was going to push the Germans back out of Torcy and Belleau. In the Regimental HQ (PC) the phone rang. Colonel Meilhan picked it up. Image
"It's understood, my general. We will do our best.

General Michel, the division commander, had just the 152e to go on the counter-attack. More than anyone else, Colonel Meilhan knew that his regiment was at the end of its tether...
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1911- 1920

#NWO #NewWorldOrder #Illuminati #WEF #Communism #Zionists #WW1
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The paddle steamer Gracie Fields had been taken up into @RoyalNavy service at the start of #WW2 as a minesweeper & was bombed off La Panne on this day 1940, sinking the following morning. She became synonymous with the #Dunkirk evacuation thanks to JB Priestly's BBC broadcast.
"the glittering queen of our local line" Gracie Fields was one of "the little holiday steamers [that] made an excursion to hell and came back glorious"…
HMS Pangbourne, commanded by Lt/Cdr Francis Douglas-Watson, was one of the @RoyalNavy's purpose-built Hunt Class minesweepers, built in #WW1, she survived #WW2 & along with others helped clear mines, as well as rescue troops from #Dunkirk
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#TankTuesday #WW1 #WW2 #MAFVA #France #tanks - 1917 #Renault FT... The most influential #tank ever. Let's tour it inside and out, shall we? THREAD 1/ ImageImageImageImage
@milmodelscene @PhilLoder @DesertStorm24ID @09EA63 @RivetsAndPins @militaryhistori @agbdrilling @sitnikov_94 @Burntime0101 @C_VargasHarle 2/ #tanks - 1917 #Renault FT... Some firsts: revolving turret, sprung suspension, low track and rear engine. Thousands built. Also used by USA, Italy, Russia, etc. Crew 2: 6.5 tons. 4 mph. Its armament was a Puteaux L/21 SA18 37mm cannon or a machine gun but not both. ImageImageImageImage
@milmodelscene @PhilLoder @DesertStorm24ID @09EA63 @RivetsAndPins @militaryhistori @agbdrilling @sitnikov_94 @Burntime0101 @C_VargasHarle @jr_liscano @worldoftanks @WoTBlitz @WoTConsole 3/ These photos show the Renault FT's narrow internal structure. The black and white one (from @C_VargasHarle / Renault archives) shows the commander’s "basket". The other three are from an American M1917 clone. ImageImageImageImage
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Yıllar evvel Alçıtepeli bir arkadaşımın tarlasına gece uğradığımzda ilk kez görmüştüm. Orman içerisinde bir kabir ve başında kırık bir mezar taşı vardı.
#14MartTıpBayramı #Çanakkale #ww1
Üzerinde "16 Haziran sene 331'de şehid olmuştur Fatiha" yazısını okuduktan sonra bir şehit mezarı olduğu ortaya çıkmıştı. Ancak kimdi, neden buradaydı? Civar köylerden özellikle yaşlılara bu mezarı sorduğumda hep aynı cevabı aldım.
"Biz oraya yılanlı mezar deriz cünkü kırılmadan önce üzerinde bir dala sarılmış yılan vardı" Bu benzeri cevaplarla bana Yunan Mitolojisinde şifa ve tıpla ilişkili bir tanrı olan Asklepios'un asasını tarif ettiklerini anlamıstım. Aynı figür Mekteb-i Tıbbiye Arması üzerindede vardı
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1. Perché #Putin cita #Stalin in chiave positiva, mentre attacca #Lenin, nel suo discorso alla nazione di riconoscimento del #Donbass (dicendo addirittura "L'#Ucraina dovrebbe chiamarsi 'repubblica di Lenin'"?).
2. L'era #Putin ha significato per la #Russia una profonda trasformazione culturale e la rifondazione dello Stato dopo il decennio di disgregazione e crisi seguito al crollo dell'#URSS. Uno dei pilastri è stata anche la politica memoriale e la didattica della Storia.
3. #Putin ha ripreso il sentimento nazionalista da sempre presente nel popolo russo e che lo stesso #PCUS, fin da #Stalin, ha utilizzato nel corso del tempo per costruire consenso verso il regime sovietico - tranne, appunto, sotto #Lenin.
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1/8: ON THIS DAY, 79 years ago, my great grand uncle, Abraham Bacri, his wife, Éléonore Bacri née Moha, and their children, Reine Elsair née Bacri and William Bacri, were rounded up by 12,000 French policemen in @marseille. They lived at 7 rue Molière.

#MarseilleStolpersteine Photo of Éléonore Bacri née Moha from a missing person re
2/8: Abraham Bacri was born in Algiers on 9 January 1893. He was the son of Joseph Bacri and Reine Smadja. He voluntarily enlisted in August 1914. He was sent back to Algiers in 1916 due to health problems, and married Éléonore Moha on 18 April. Abraham Bacri's birth certificate
3/8: Abraham subsequently returned to serve in multiple operations until his demobilisation due to lung disease at the end of 1918. He was awarded the Médaille commémorative de la Grande Guerre and Médaille de la Victoire at the end of the war.

#WW1 #WWI Abraham Bacri’s military file
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#OTD 1955 – Robert E. Sherwood, 59, (Heart), US playwright, screenwriter (b. 1896)

Waterloo Bridge * Idiot's Delight (Pulitzer Prize) * Abe Lincoln in Illinois (Pulitzer Prize) * Rebecca * There Shall Be No Night (Pulitzer Prize) * Best Years of Our Lives (Oscar Best Screenplay)
#OTD 1955 – Robert E. Sherwood, 59, US playwright, screenwriter (b. 1896)

He fought with the Royal Highlanders of #Canada in Europe during #WW1 even though he was US born. 'Waterloo Bridge', his play, premiered on Broadway 1930, based on his experiences.
#OTD 1955 – Robert E. Sherwood, 59, US playwright, screenwriter (b. 1896)

He fought with Royal Highlanders of #Canada in #WW1 even though he was US born.

"A WW1 soldier on leave in London falls for a young woman not realising she has been driven by poverty into prostitution."
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There are certain days in history that change everything. 28 June, 1916 was one of those. In the early hours of that day my Great, Great Uncle Thomas Wilson clambered from his trench in front of Hairpin Craters, not far from Hulluch, as part of a raid on the German lines. 1/ #ww1
The raid was almost immediately halted by heavy machine gun fire. In the half light, and in the confusion partly created by battle and partly by the yellowish clouds of gas drifting over no man’s land - an attempt to support the raid - Tom was hit. As the two sections... 2/ #ww1
...retreated back to their trench Tom was left behind. He was never knowingly found.

Many, many years later, 78 to be precise, I went on my first battlefield trip with my school (and my mum). This was, of course, before the days of internet searches... 3/ #ww1
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With the announcement in this @BBCNews piece by @bealejonathan, that the @RoyalNavy is to receive a new "Multi Role Ocean Surveillance ship", to be in service by 20204, it's perhaps time for a little speculative #thread🧵(apologies, as always in advance😉)…
1st up, this isn't the first we've heard of something like this. Elements of the @RoyalNavy's survey squadron are approaching replacement point, most particularly @HMSScottRN which is currently scheduled to go in 2022, but @HMS_Echo & @HMSEnterprise are similarly due around 2028
The form & purpose of this new vessel would appear to be different, however, with a new emphasis on undersea cables. This isn't actually the 1st we've heard of this either as @AdmTonyRadakin raised it at Christmas (4.06 H/T this & much else to @NavyLookout)
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This year the Royal British Legion turns 100 and we want you to join us in celebrating a century of support to the Armed Forces community. The Legion was founded after #WW1 to fight for the needs of those who had fought for their country and look after the welfare of millions 1/3
Our mission remains the same: making sure the nation never fails those who protect our way of life and remembering their sacrifice. But we can’t do this alone. Our strength lies in you - our network of members, volunteers, partners and supporters. 2/3
This year, we recognise and thank all those who have helped us over the past 100 years and continue to support us as we stand ready to face the challenges of the next 100. 3/3
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Let's start a #Serbian & #Yugoslav map thread.
Here I'll share the best material I compiled over 3 years about the #History of #Serbia & #Yugoslavia.
Let's start with a map of companies implanted in SFR.Yugoslavia.🏭
57 are detailed in the link provided.👇… Image
2. Here comes a #Yugoslav map for foodies.
Unlike for companies, the destruction of #Yugoslavia didn't change the local specialties, which remain the delight of all locals & visitors.
#Meatlovers are like fish in water there, & back in #France I dearly miss ćevap & pljeskavica!🥺 Image
3. Here are 2 pseudo #tourism-maps of #Yugoslavia, respectively made by locals & #Americans.
I wish we helped, as requested, to conserve & protect this #beauty.🕯️
As a citizen of a #NATO country, & especially as a #French, I'm sorry we didn't, even if most of this still exists.🙏 ImageImage
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1. An important thread for all those who visit the #WW1 & #WW2 battlefields and cemeteries about the treatment of experienced @CWGC gardeners and staff. Read on….
2. So, this popped up on my timeline this morning.
3. It was lacking detail so I called a couple of gardeners I know in France/Belgium who filled me in. Basically, the CWGC have told 30 British staff currently employed on UK contracts that due to Brexit they’ll have to move to local (French/Belgian) contracts after January.
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Our latest issue (No. 249) the final one of 2020 is out now: Check out all of the articles it contains below👇

#socialhistory #culturalhistory #twitterstorians @OUPHistory
2/ "Military Mobility, Authority and Negotiation in Early Colonial India"… by Christna Welsch @WoosterEdu

#imphist #globalhist #earlymodern #socialhistory #culturalhistory #Twitterstorians
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Not unlike what @realDonaldTrump has said

"Multi-nationals win, #WeThePeople lose."

🤔Who really won the Civil war given #Lincoln's murder plotted by #JudahPBenjamin(absconded to UK, rewarded with lawyer position in #QueenVictoria's court)?

😱Answer: #rothschild et al
Essentially my life’s work is to expose how legalism has masked itself as liberalism & legacy media probably started this prior to #ww1.

Basic texts:
1. #GulagArchipelago by #Solzhenitsyn
2. #TenYearsOfMadness by #FengJicai
This will form the basis of my future @SEIU presidency. #Amen

We will transform the industrial union model with a radical approach, restoring talent to its rightful place as bedrock of trade unions & skilled labor.

H/t @alphabravo_15
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<thread> En ce jour de commémoration de l'#Armistice et d'entrée au #Panthéon de #MauriceGenevoix, quelques ressources non exhaustives, pistes, réflexions "en touffe, sans les mettre en bouquet", comme dirait Cyrano.
(image : @laBnF)
#WW1 #ArmisticeDay #Armistice2020

Constat amusé : la recherche d'images #Google sur le mot #Armistice donne ceci (image ci-dessous). L'occasion de revenir sur certains points en #EMI, notamment la méthode de recherche et ce qui entre en jeu dans les résultats.
Précision : ce tweet n'est pas sponsorisé ! 😏
Ma très modeste collection @pearltrees, bien incomplète, sur la #PremièreGuerreMondiale :

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Herbert Hoover's promise to keep #USA out of #WW1 likely won him 1916 presidential election. 1 year later, he broke that promise. Activists for women's suffrage opposed him & his Democratic Party because of their failure to support women's suffrage. Will Trump's disingenuous
references to being a peace president, especially due to the complete silence Biden & today's @TheDemocrats practice on the issue of #endlesswar, also enable a Trump victory? Why are Biden & Dems silent on war? Is it because Biden voted for #Iraq War &, as VP, witnessed the
expansion of the global assassination program via drones & special forces? Is it because the DNC supported HRC in 2016, who voted for #Iraq war & pushed military intervention in #Libya? Is it because Obama, the most popular of these centrist democrats, increased the deployment of
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1/ A short thread on what seems to be a regular topic for me - 28th Division casualties at the Second Battle of Ypres in April - May 1915. Please do have a read as the figures involved are humbling #WW1
2/ I've posted before that 28th Division sustained over 15,500 casualties in a calendar month - more than the entire infantry complement of the division. Here's the table from the British Official History. Astonishing.
3/ As I was working on 2/King's Own material last week I was looking at their part in the Battle of Frezenberg on 8 May 1915 - a truly dark day for the British. On 4 May the 2/King's Own left Ypres to take over new positions on Frezenberg Ridge (between Ypres & Zonnebeke).
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1/ Last week I completed a report on Sgt George Baxter Smallwood, 2nd King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt). In autumn 1915 he earned the MM on 30 September and a Bar to this just three weeks later, 105 years ago today when in the line at the Cuinchy Brickstacks #OTD #WW1
2/ On 19 October 1915 German artillery heavily damaged the battalion's left front trench, destroying about 50ft of parapet, killing 4 Other Ranks and wounding and burying 6 Other Ranks. George was one of the six men buried.
3/ In a letter written home afterwards he wrote 'I have had a rough time during the last tour in the trenches. I was buried by a shell, but, after two hours work, was got out with only a slight wound.'

George keeping his two hours of being buried alive pretty cheery...
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Kitchener: the enigma who became Britain’s war lord and living icon, 1914 Image
Kitchener’s image of strength as depicted by society photographer Bassano became an icon to decorate people’s homes - as well as to persuade recalcitrants to join the army ImageImage
Kitchener Kitsch became fashionable on the home front, providing a physical presence for the Secretary of State for War in everyday settings Image
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#NVHOW20 Introducing Jonathan Ruffle @JonathanRuffle ‘TOMMIES’ – The First World War as BBC Radio Drama’- the conception and building of the 11th November 1918 episode of the @BBCRadio4 drama set 150 miles up the Dvina River in northern Russia #FWW #WW1 #FirstWorldWar
1 #NVHOW20 Hi #twitterhistorians. I'm @JonathanRuffle. I created, co-wrote and co-produced a 42-episode real-time BBC Radio 4 drama called TOMMIES about the First World War. Image
2 #NVHOW20 Our 1918 Armistice Day episode was set in Russia with the 2/10 Battalion Royal Scots up the Dvina River. But I started where we all do. ImageImage
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NVHOW20 Introducing Nataša Henig Miščič @NMiscic @FHnaUNG ‘Humanitarian work of the Carniolan Savings Bank during the First World War’ #FWW #WW1 #FirstWorldWar #Humanitarianwork #militaryhospital #Slovenia
1 #NVHOW20 Hello everyone, today I will present a topic that is part of broader research from my dissertation project - Carniolan Savings Bank and economic development of Carniola province.
2 #NVHOW20 The Carniolan Savings Bank (CBS) was the first and central financial institution in the Slovenian territory. The savings bank decided to establish an Asylum in 1895, on the 75th anniversary of its operation. A fund was set up to construct and maintain the institution.
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Mini thread 🧵 on the news that 'Glasgow dock that featured in film 1917 to be restored', we imagine as stage one of the planned commercial and heritage development of the site…
Possibly the most effective scene in '1917' - that really brought home the dangers in a multi-theatre context - was filmed at Govan Graving (= dry) Docks in Glasgow, with the No.1 Dock that is to be restored featuring as a canal 🎬 #WW1 Image
The (just about) surviving pump house was added to with temporary prop extensions and cleared of invasive weed growth for filming. Film unit cranes can be seen in the lower image: Image
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