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Real reasons for #conflict are buried in history & intermittently ooze out like hot lava from fissures. #Europe's been an active conflict zone for long born out of a stiff #RomanHangover ever since the #Empire collapsed.#Theopolitics is 1 ingredient in its conflict cocktail
Conflict in #Europe has to be understood in that context before jumping in & taking sides. Colonial times afforded no option & the world got involved twice converting #EuropeanConflict's into #WorldWar's. Many unconcerned died. India lost many braves from #Gallipoli to #Siam
#Ukraine is the latest in a tiring list & has many players beyond just army & politicians. Eastern Orthodox Church, Greek Catholic Church, Patriarchies of Moscow, Constantinople & Kyiv & that west & east of #Dnieper think differently.. all making up the hidden factors
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Day 9 of #TurkeyJewishRoadtrip:

Ayvalık/Troy/Çanakkale/Dardanelles Strait

Waking tp to the view of the Agean sea and #Cunda was quite amazing - not to say pretty relaxing... We are going to Çanakkale!
Last night me and Chaim were walking in Ayvalık - a coffee shop owner noticing the Kipah on Chaim's head walks over:

- "Are you guys Jewish by any chance?" - "Of course!" we say.
- "Let's have coffee, its on me. Last year I got stuck in Israel for 8 months during the pandemic."
He was excited to see Jews walking on the streets of his hometown, and is planning on opening an identical coffee shop in Tel Aviv...

Leave a comment if you prefer the Sunset over Sunrise...

Back to Çanakkale...
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A stonemason’s war:
In 1915 Joseph Ellis was a stonemason in the quiet, ex-goldfield town of Castlemaine, Victoria.
Two of his sons worked in the small family business:
William, stonemason, was 23, 170cm tall, fair-haired & blue-eyed.
Samuel was 21, with dark complexion.
With little work available, the brothers enlisted together in March 1915 in the Australian Imperial Force.
Pay was good: 6 shillings/day.
In contrast, British Army private soldiers received 1 shilling per day.
Recruits arrive at Broadmeadows Camp, west of Melbourne in 1915.
William and Samuel Ellis were both attached to the new 21st Battalion, New Zealand & Australian Division. Five weeks later the Ellis brothers were aboard the Transport A38 (the “Ulysses”), bound for Egypt.
They trained hard for several weeks in the desert, near the pyramids.
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Gallipoli: variations on a theme. First UK edition of Moorhead’s classic. On the cover? The @I_W_M diorama model of the landings at V Beach #gallipoli Image
Gallipoli: variations on a theme. US paperback edition of Moorhead’s classic. On the cover? The iconic depiction of the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers landing at W Beach #gallipoli #lancashirelanding #sixvcsbeforebreakfast Image
Gallipoli: variations on a theme. UK paperback edition of Moorhead’s classic. On the cover? A unique depiction of the River Clyde and the landings at V Beach #gallipoli Image
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Happy Monday - it turns out, there are numerous excellent photographs of people drinking tea in the @I_W_M collection. I'll share just a few of them below 👇🏼
An #Australian Comforts Fund canteen provides a cup of tea for a soldier, Herbert Baldwin, 1916, © IWM E(AUS) 34 #warphotos #ANZAC
Tiny, a small donkey found dying by the roadside by 26th Divisional Train. Tiny allegedly had been known to take 9 mugs of tea in succession. 1915, Ariel Varges, Salonika © IWM Q 31579.
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I’m an avid history geek 🤓 and I got this idea from @GippersChutzpah!
My follower count is currently stuck in the mid ages. I’ll tweet some Jewish history milestones from along the years, according to my follower count. So come on, I’m 4 followers short of the first story...
On 13/12/1204, Moshe Ben Maimon AKA #Maimonides (Greek) and Ha’Rambam (Hebrew), died at 69 in Egypt.
A Philosopher, Physician, Astronomer and one of most important #Jewish Scholars of all times.
Buried in Tiberias @Israel, upon final request to be buried in the ancient homeland
WOW! 3 followers away from yet another milestone of #JewishHistory!
So far we learned about some pogroms 😠(1171 France, 1190 England) and Maïmōnídēs dying 😢(1204 Egypt).
JewishHistory is filled with sorrow and darkness but it gets better in the 2nd half of the 20th century 😉
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