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|In 1916 the Kilian Tunnel was dug by German forces near the French city Carspach. 1918 it was hit by an Allied shell killind 21 German soldiers of the 6th Company, 94th Reserve Infantry Regiment. Near the city of Carspach a memorial stands, but now the newly found remains of the German soldiers can have their final restingplace in one of the German cemeteries of WW1.|
Late 2011 du...
|This British war cemetery contains the remains of British soldiers belonging to the Seventh Division, which fought on the Piave front in 1918. |
Many are also the Fallen serving in the Royal Flying Corp.
ADMIN NOTE: name corrected and cwgc info entered.
|WWI Italian Army Air Force Airfield at Marcon.|
One of the few, if not the last, having survived original buildings.
Amid others, here were displaced in 1917 - 1918 the 77th and 80th fighter Squadriglia, counting some aces as like as Ernesto Cabruna and Giannino Ancillotto.
|This place along Piave river, named Buso Buratto, it is the spot where, on July 1918, the American Red Cross volunteer Ernest Hemingway it was seriously wounded. Surviving to wound, later he earned the Italian Military Bravery silver medal, in order of saving another wounded Italian infantryman. |
|RNAS Longside, (Royal Naval Air Station) Longside, was a World War I airship station which was located approximately six miles (10 km) west of Peterhead at Longside in 1915. The station was also known as Lenabo. |
Longside had three hangars, which would have been able to accommodate the largest airships being developed at the time, from the larger coastal or North Sea types of non...
|This is all there is to see of the site of an airship station from the 1920s. The circular concrete circles were the bases of gas tanks and water tanks. All traces of the huge hangars have long since disappeared.|
In 1915, during the First World War, the British Admiralty needed a suitable site in north-east England for a new airship station, to protect the ports and ships from th...
|Sometimes referred to as the Lizard Airship Station and known locally as HMS Bonython, Mullion Admiralty Airship Station opened in June 1916 with the intention of it becoming a major airship base with a number of out-stations. The Admiralty acquired 320 acres of land from the Bonython Estate for the purpose of providing much-needed counter submarine patrols. Initially, one large airship shed me...||12/03/2009||2,153|
|The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on 28 June 1914 in Bosnia-Herzegovina - then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire - brought the tensions between Austria-Hungary and Serbia to a head. This triggered a chain of international events that embroiled Russia and the major European powers. Thirty-seven days later the world was at war.|
The heir to the Austro-Hungar...
|The Italian war cemetery for fallen soldiers from the First World War, also contains the graves of 20 Italian POW's from the Second World War. They died in German captivity (1943).|
|This French Military Cemetery is a reminder that for the opening of the war the northern flank of the Ypres Salient was held by the French Army (with the Belgian Army on their left).|
There are 3547 soldiers buried here plus a mass grave for 609 unknown.
|Yorkshire Trench was the name given to a front line position dug by units of the 49th (West Riding) Division near the Yser canal at Boesinghe in 1915/16.|
What can be seen at this site is a whole section of the trench, at its original depth, with fire-steps and loopholes, and the entrances to two sections of tunnels and dugouts. The dugouts probably date from a later period, 1916...
|A large crater was blown at Hooge in July 1915. This occurred during a time of relative quiet on the British part of the Western Front, when few major assaults were made. Nonetheless, the average casualty rate for the British and Commonwealth forces was around 300 per day. Hooge, having been earlier lost, had been retaken in May 1915. On the 2nd of June, Hooge Chateau was lost.|
|In 1915 two army chaplains – Rev. P.S.B. 'Tubby' Clayton and Rev. Neville Talbot - acquired an old Belgian town house in Poperinghe, and converted it for their own use as a veritable ‘oasis’ out of the line for troops going to and from the trenches. They named it ‘Talbot House’ after Neville’s brother and Clayton’s friend, Lieutenant Gilbert Talbot of the Rifle Brigade who was killed at Hooge ...||09/18/2009||613|
|This small area of woodland was taken by German troops in 1914, and during the winter of 1914/15 a system of trenches was constructed in the what the Allies called 'Croonaert Wood', but which the Germans named 'Baynerwald' ('Bavarian Wood') as it was Bavarian units which had first been stationed here. Adolf Hitler had served here in 1914/15, and was awarded an Iron Cross close by, while working...||09/18/2009||771|
|This museum was started in 1919 by the grandfather of the present owner, who preserved part of the trench system that remained in what the British Army called Sanctuary Wood. The wood got its name in the First Battle of Ypres in 1914, when men separated from their regiments came to this wooded area - a safe area away from the main fighting, a place of 'sanctuary' - to await to rejoin their unit...||09/18/2009||723|
|The Hooge Crater Museum/Café is located on the old Menin Road, opposite Hooge Crater Cemetery, and close to the Hooge Chateau grounds. Hooge was the scene of almost continuous fighting during the Great War, and was on the front line from 1915-17. During this period both sides tunneled underneath each other, blowing huge charges of explosive - mine craters littered the area of the main road wher...||09/18/2009||655|
|A monument for all the danes that was killed in World War 1. It contains the names of all the danes that was killed in the war. 4140 danes was killed in the war.|
|At Fromelles Hitler was stationed in 1916 with the 16th. Infantery Regiment.|
For a long time it was thaught he was staying in a bunker west of fromelles. Often referred to as Hitler's bunker but this is wrong ! Hitler didn't recognize this bunker during his visit.
A sign was placed here referring to Hitler's bunker but it is gone or removed by now.
|In Fromelles and Fournes-en-Weppes Hitler was stationed in 1916 and had a billet (lodging for troops).|
On June 26th. 1940 Hitler visited the sites again.
Around the cities a lot of bunkers can be found.
|The German flying aces of Jagdgeschwader 1, Manfred von Richthofen's squadron, lived in this castle when not flying.||09/10/2009||756|
|Canakkale Turkish Martyrs' Memorial is the main Turkish memorial on the Gallipoli peninsula. The Turks know the campaign under the name Canakkale, the town on the Asiatic side of the Dardenelles that was heavily fortified and was the main supply port for reinforcements to the peninsula (and collection point for their wounded) then. The main towns on the peninsula, Krithia and Maidos had been bu...||09/04/2009||799|
|All Commonwealth cemeteries of the Battle of Gallipoli from Februar 19th. 1915 – Januar 9th. 1916.||09/04/2009||780|
|The Helles Memorial serves the dual function of Commonwealth battle memorial for the whole Gallipoli campaign and place of commemoration for many of those Commonwealth servicemen who died there and have no known grave. The United Kingdom and Indian forces named on the memorial died in operations throughout the peninsula, the Australians at Helles. There are also panels for those who died or wer...||09/04/2009||711|
|This war cemetery, an ossuary, started after the First World War, and there are 8,582 soldiers from Austria-Hungary and Germany buried here.|
In 1956, 847 German soldiers who were killed in the Second World War were buried around the ossuary.
|Mata Hari was the stage name of Margaretha Geertruida "Grietje" Zelle (7 August 1876, Leeuwarden – 15 October 1917, Vincennes), a Dutch-Frisian exotic dancer and courtesan who was executed by firing squad for espionage during World War I.|
On 13 February, 1917, Mata Hari was arrested in her room at the Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris. She was put on trial, accused of spying...