WWI 100th anniversary

Discussion in 'History' started by JBigjake, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
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    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When modern war machines meet ancient tactics.
     
  2. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The French government has been doing lots of remembrances, especially doing Le Tour.
     
  3. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Not really ancient, just somewhat out of date. And the sides were very quick to abandon many obsolete tactics (like cavalry) and figuring out systems that worked (such as wire and trench design). There was just a slow, trial-and-error period of trying to find larger-scale tactics that worked.
     
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  4. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Worth a read

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  5. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I like Dreadnought by Robert Massie.
     
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  6. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
  7. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
  8. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
  9. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    32 Irish students from each of the 32 counties adopt an Irish soldier killed in WWI and research his story. This clip is about the students visit to the graves of the soldiers.

    You'll have to sit through 2 minutes of commercials first.

    http://www.rte.ie/player/us/show/nationwide-21/10491771/
     
  10. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Battle of the Somme kicked off July 1, 1916

     
  11. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
  12. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
  13. babaorum

    babaorum Member+

    Aug 20, 2005
    Marseille
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Stunning infographic about the 1.4 million French soldiers killed in action during WWI, day by day :

    https://www.lefigaro.fr/fig-data/tombes-champ-honneur/

    The first months of the war were the most terrible. And so were the relatively forgotten Artois and Champagne campaigns in 1915 (look at 25th september :eek:).
     
  14. babaorum

    babaorum Member+

    Aug 20, 2005
    Marseille
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Among many figures, this one strikes me the most : the average number of deaths per hour in the French side : 37... On average 37 French soldiers were killed every hour for 4 years 1/2.
     
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