During research for ‘An Industrial Invasion’, I came across the story of about 6000 Australian civilian men who volunteered to go and work in British factories during WWI an effort […]
Surely you remember the television series The Sullivans? If you do you may not realize that the name was based on two real life characters. A close look at Dave […]
The aftermath of the Turkish attack on the 3rd Light Horse Brigade positions at Russell’s Top, Gallipoli, 29th -30th June 1915. The Turkish assault on the 3rd LH Brigade positions […]
Odds are that you have heard of Simpson and his donkey. And maybe you know that pigeons were used extensively to transport messages in World War I.
Of course the use of poison gas in warfare had been proscribed under the Hague Convention of 1905, and Germany as well as all the other WW1 combatants had signed […]
To answer this question, information has been drawn from the writings of C. E. W. Bean, Tony Sillcock, a national serviceman who ended up becoming the Music Director (Lt.Col.) of the […]
The story of HM Australian Submarine AE2 in the Dardanelles campaign typically ends on April 30, 1915 when the stricken submarine, after penetrating the Narrows and ‘running amok’ against the […]