Wednesday, 11 November 2015

World War One Wednesday # 7

A slightly different image this time. These figures are from issue 14 of Purnell's History of the First World War, which featured the siege of Antwerp. On the left is a British marine, and on the right a Belgian NCO. At the bottom is a naval gun carriage for an armoured train.

Quite appropriate that WWI Wednesday should fall on Armistice Day. I just watched a History Channel documentary containing interviews with the last surviving Aussie Gallipoli veterans. To a man, they felt that Gallipoli was best forgotten, and that foreign wars were to be avoided at all costs. Hopefully their voices don't get lost in these 100th Anniversary commemorations, where their stories are now bigger than them.


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