It could have been the battle that hastened an Allied victory and the end of the Great War, but the Battle of Loos is instead remembered for its missed opportunities, faulty tactics and the first use of chlorine gas in battle by the British. The bravery o
Month: September 2014
Indian Contribution to the First World War
Despite past differences and disputes, when Britain went to war in 1914 India didn’t hold a grudge against its former ruler. Instead, a huge army made up entirely of volunteers was swiftly raised to fight for the Allied cause.
Shell Shock Victims WW1 – Diagnosing Shellshock in WWI
In World War One doctors and the government went out of their way to avoid recognising woman shell-shock victims. Admitting to un-British emotional weakness was shameful enough; equating mentally damaged soldiers with women would be too much for them to b