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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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@Palestine_UN x



🔔Orwell rings my bell🐈
🐷s 3D1s🐖🐖🐖?
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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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Today is the start of #SHW2020! Each day this week, I'll be tweeting about Britain's long, tempestuous and ever-so-slightly bonkers love–hate relationship with its #sexualhealth.

Darlings, brace yourselves. 💋 #SHW20 Image
We begin with the Victorians, who, contrary to popular belief, were obsessed with sex. In the C19, the only known #STIs were syphilis and gonorrhoea. Diagnosis depended on observable symptoms (no blood tests/smears). Effective treatments were non-existent. Image: @ExploreWellcome Image
In 1864 the British government introduced the Contagious Diseases Acts, intended to protect the armed forces through 'regulation' of 'common prostitutes'. The Acts gave police almost-unlimited discretionary powers to arrest any woman they thought might be soliciting. Image: HCPP Image
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They truly NAILED IT!

When @ManUtd announced a “dazzle” camo theme for the 3rd kit, I was worried that they wouldn’t stick to the roots of the “style” & would do it all in 1 pattern w/ same size stripes. But they stayed true. #ManUtd #ManUtdDazzle…
I know what you’re thinking: How the fuck is this camouflage? It was invented during #WW1 for ships and it didn’t hide them better - obviously. With the u-boat being introduced during this war & causing such destruction to shipping, anything that gave a little edge back to ships
was sorely needed. The real key here is painting two entirely different styles on port and starboard and have them meet up NOT at the bow, but off-center. The differently sized stripes as well as the random patches make tracking the ship VERY difficult.…
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1 This is my great-grandfather, Albert Chabot. #OTD in 1918 he was operated on in a field hospital after being wounded in an attack during the Hundred Days’ Offensive. This is a thread about his #WW1 experience and how it changed his life and my family.
2 Albert Chabot was born on September 9, 1895 in Manistique, Michigan, to Antoine and Delima. Like so many French-Canadians of their era, they had temporarily emigrated to the US for a better life.
3 By 1917, Albert was living in the village of Carleton Place, near Ottawa, working as a spinner in a textile mill. He had something going with a local girl, Margaret Thomson.
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The 10 videos from the Wonder Women workshop are now live! Click this playlist to begin! 🥳… via @YouTube

We're so looking forward to your comments, thoughts and questions (register at for the live Q&A on Friday!)
First up is our keynote address by the wonderful @EmmaButcher_, Lecturer in Literature and Cultural Heritage @edgehill. In this paper, she argues that young girl writers, soldiers and witnesses to war are due more consideration in military history:
@EmmaButcher_ @edgehill Let's head over to the first of our three panels - 'Gender and Sexuality'. What is a ‘military’ body, or way of dressing or acting or cutting your hair? If 'warriors' are usually stereotypically masculine, how do warrior women, queer women or gender non-conforming women fit in?
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4 covers of "Le Petit Journal" dedicated to #Serbia in WW1. (1/2).
Courtesy of, found on a Tweet that I cannot find again, hence RT. ImageImageImageImage
4 more covers of "Le Petit Journal" dedicated to #Serbia in WW1. (2/2).
Courtesy of, found on a Tweet that I cannot find again, hence RT. ImageImageImageImage
3. These 8 covers show pro-Serbian feeling & encouragements pushed in #Paris during #WW1.
At the time, #France was trying to obtain the establishment of a #Balkan front in order to help #Serbia, pincer #Quadruplice & alleviate Western front.
80,000 French died there.
And we won.. ImageImageImageImage
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Cabal ; ONE government that they control, of course, and ONE currency, which they control its supply and value. They orchestrated #WW1 and #WW2. They created Nazism and Zionism. They created #communism and #capitalism. They fund each side of every war for profit and power. Image
They masterminded every crisis because they know that nothing works better than terrorism and extortion to control the masses. Because absolutely NOTHING materializes as swiftly and as effectively as policies enacted in the wake of a crisis. And that's why this banking class
creates a crisis every now and then to fulfill their agendas against the priorities and the will of citizens. Every crisis is a step in the ladder to achieve their goal. COVID19 is just another planned crisis like 9/11 on a long list of planned crises that are coming up in the
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Août 1914, fort de Charlemont (Givet, Ardennes).
Assis tout à droite, mon arrière-grand-oncle, Henri Cornet, sergent au 45ème Régiment Territorial d'Infanterie, le régiment des « pépères ».
Voici un peu de son histoire et celle de la place forte...
Henri Cornet est né Illy, près de Sedan (Ardennes), en 1878. Ses parents, Jean Cornet et Aglaé Pierrard, sont commerçants. Il le sera également.
2 août 1914 : la mobilisation générale est décrétée en France.
A 36 ans, marié et père d’un enfant, Henri est rappelé à l'activité en tant que sergent dans le 45ème Régiment Territorial d'Infanterie.
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On parle souvent de la 1ere guerre mondiale mais plus rarement du jeu d'alliances d'avant guerre qui a précipité plusieurs pays (presque contre leur grés) dans cette terrible guerre...

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Pour commencer, le 28 juin 1914 François Ferdinand (héritier du trône de l’Empire austro-hongrois) et son épouse meurent assassinés à Sarajevo par un jeune nationaliste serbe : Gavrilo Princip.

C'est le point de départ d'une guerre atroce et particulièrement meurtrière... ImageImage
L'auteur de l'attaque étant serbe, la tension monte entre les 2 pays.

1 - L'Autriche-Hongrie lance un ultimatum à la Serbie avec plusieurs exigences dont une qui exige de la Serbie qu'elle accepte l'envoi d'enquêteurs autrichiens (pour arrêter les responsables de l'attentat). Image
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