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Armistice Day 1918 - by an American Soldier.

Written by RSS Poster Out of battle on the 11th November 2018 at 13:37 - Posted in Military Blogs

This article entitled 'War is Over' a Memoir by an American Soldier,“I was fully awake long before reveille, sleepy and unrefreshed, and when reveille came we received orders to move within two hours.Four of us and one N.C.O. were left behind to load a lorry. And then we too packed up and set out to follow the unit.Thinking to take a short cut across country, we ascended the hill-slope, jumping and clambering across shell-holes and striding through long grass An Australian soldier lay on a lom
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The Cellar House of Pervyse - Chapter 7 - A Hideous Nights Drive

Written by RSS Poster Out of battle on the 05th November 2018 at 8:52 - Posted in Military Blogs

'The Cellar-House of Pervyse'A Tale of Uncommon Things from The Journals and Letters of the Baroness t'Serclaes and Mairi ChisholmA Story of Two British Volunteer Nurses on the Yser FrontChapter VII - A Hideous Night DriveDixmude was in a terrible state, suffering from a blasting and withering shell-fire, yet there the ambulances went on, hearing that wounded men needed them. They did not stop short of the town itself this time, but went right in. "We worked there all day and all night." The streets
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The Cellar House of Pervyse - Chapter 6 - Gipsy and the Major

Written by RSS Poster Out of battle on the 22nd October 2018 at 9:25 - Posted in Military Blogs

'The Cellar-House of Pervyse'A Tale of Uncommon Things from The Journals and Letters of the Baroness t'Serclaes and Mairi ChisholmA Story of Two British Volunteer Nurses on the Yser Front Chapter VI - Gipsy and the MajorBY this time the resources of food at the hospital had run out—even porridge was not available—but fortunately one small butcher's shop in the town was discovered open, and at the back was a kind of little café where the workers could get something to eat. Through the streets
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The Cellar House of Pervyse - Chapter 5 - On The Road

Written by RSS Poster Out of battle on the 18th October 2018 at 7:59 - Posted in Military Blogs

'The Cellar-House of Pervyse'A Tale of Uncommon Things from The Journals and Letters of the Baroness t'Serclaes and Mairi ChisholmA Story of Two British Volunteer Nurses on the Yser Front Chapter V - On The RoadThere was no question about the amount of work waiting to be done at Furnes. Calls from Dixmude, where hot fighting was going on, were incessant, and the ambulances were kept hard at it. Dixmude is about eight miles south-east of Furnes as the crow flies, but much more by road; and the way
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The Cellar House of Pervyse - Chapter 4 - The Retreat

Written by RSS Poster Out of battle on the 15th October 2018 at 15:13 - Posted in Military Blogs

'The Cellar-House of Pervyse'A Tale of Uncommon Things from The Journals and Letters of the Baroness t'Serclaes and Mairi ChisholmA Story of Two British Volunteer Nurses on the Yser Front Chapter IV - The RetreatBut Ghent did not long remain a refuge; well before the middle of the month earnest warnings to evacuate it were given. The way in which the final summons came was dramatic. Mairi was in bed, sleeping with her usual heart-whole earnestness, when she was awakened suddenly, and saw standing
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The Cellar House of Pervyse - Chapter 3 - The Field of Mercy

Written by RSS Poster Out of battle on the 10th October 2018 at 19:30 - Posted in Military Blogs

'The Cellar-House of Pervyse'A Tale of Uncommon Things from The Journals and Letters of the Baroness t'Serclaes and Mairi ChisholmA Story of Two British Volunteer Nurses on the Yser Front Chapter III - The Field Of MercyIn the midst of this whirlpool of madness and misery Melle was inhabited. There were old men and women and children whose homes were in those shot-torn houses, and they had cowered there while the shells hurtled overhead and the piercing bullets flew like arrows. After this fearful
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The Cellar Hose of Pervyse - Chapter 2 - In the Thick of Battle

Written by RSS Poster Out of battle on the 09th October 2018 at 19:30 - Posted in Military Blogs

'The Cellar-House of Pervyse'A Tale of Uncommon Things from The Journals and Letters of the Baroness t'Serclaes and Mairi ChisholmA Story of Two British Volunteer Nurses on the Yser FrontChapter II - In the Thick of a BattleBy September 29, three days after they had arrived in Ghent, Gipsy's vital energy had got too much for her, and she had to do something or explode; so she found a job in driving the car of the Belgian Colonel, whose own chauffeur had disappeared. She fell into this niche, which
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The Cellar House at Pervyse - Chapter 1 - The Start

Written by RSS Poster Out of battle on the 08th October 2018 at 8:27 - Posted in Military Blogs

'The Cellar-House of Pervyse'A Tale of Uncommon Things from The Journals and Letters of the Baroness t'Serclaes and Mairi ChisholmA Story of Two British Volunteer Nurses on the Yser FrontChapter I - The StartI shall never forget them as I saw them first, a little oddly mixed group. They might have been a party of Cook's tourists going for a week-end across the Channel as they stood there in Victoria Station; but it was more than a week-end trip they had to face. At first I thought that some of them
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‘new museum are(nt) rubbish’

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 03rd September 2017 at 15:58 - Posted in Military Blogs

It’s been really interesting, over the past few years, visiting newly redeveloped museums. And even more interesting reading the various reviews. Lets face it, we all like a good moan. And even more, we like to try and knock down … Continue reading →

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What is Military History Now?

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 05th August 2017 at 10:22 - Posted in Military Blogs

I’ve been watching some of the debates centred on military history with great interest. The Centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres (or is it Paschendaele?!) and the release of the film Dunkirk have inspired much navel-gazing and hand-wringing from … Continue reading →

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HNoMS Helge Ingstad

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 04th August 2017 at 18:15 - Posted in Military Blogs

HNoMS Helge Ingstad, a Norwegian Navy Otto Svedrup class Frigate entering Portsmouth last week escorting the USS George HW Bush.Filed under: Uncategorized

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USS Phillipine Sea

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 04th August 2017 at 10:37 - Posted in Military Blogs

USS Phillipine Sea, a Ticonderoga class cruiser of the US Navy, called in at Portsmouth last weekend escorting the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush. It’s on it’s way home after a week-long exercise. Time for a paint … Continue reading →

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Being a Reservist Peacekeeper: Part Five

Written by RSS Poster The Official British Army Blog on the 24th December 2016 at 10:30 - Posted in Military Blogs

Army Reservist Private Belinda Houghton (25) from Blackpool is an Army medic currently serving with the 4th Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment as part of the United Nations Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mission. Christmas is fast approaching here at the United Nations Protected Area in Cyprus. Spontaneous outbreaks of Christmas sing-a-longs and jingles that […]

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Being a Reservist Peacekeeper: Part Four

Written by RSS Poster The Official British Army Blog on the 17th December 2016 at 11:30 - Posted in Military Blogs

Army Reservist Private Belinda Houghton (25) from Blackpool is an Army medic currently serving with the 4th Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment as part of the United Nations Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mission. Oh my goodness, time has really flown by. It is hard to believe that I have been here almost two months […]

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Soldier to Officer: Weeks 7 & 8

Written by RSS Poster The Official British Army Blog on the 01st December 2016 at 10:30 - Posted in Military Blogs

Hayley Larcombe served in the British Army as a qualified nurse for nine years. After a successful career, including deployments to Afghanistan and Kenya, she decided to apply for a commission into the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps as an officer. She was successful at the Army Officer Selection Board and has recently started […]

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