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26 November 1917 : Unterjäger Bernard Halbeisen was killed on this day


Enlisting into the army in July 1914, he saw his first actions against the Russians in Galicia before moving to the Italian Front in late 1915 where he was to remain until his death. During this period, Bernard was to be awarded the Tapferkeitsmedaille for bravery three times (1st and 2nd Class in silver and also in gold). Bernard was killed in act…

‘Allies are a Tiresome Lot’: The British Army in the First World War


By John Dillon Helion & Co Ltd, Solihull, £29.95, 221pp, 15 ills,4 maps bibliog, notes and refs, index ISBN 978-1-910777-32-9. Book Review by David Filsell This, the 12th in the ever excellent Wolverhampton Military Series, published by Helion, is another good overview of Britain’s relative poorly covered involvement the war on the Italian …

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22 December 1918 : Patrouilleführer Erhard Klotz.


Erhard was employed as a company representative (company unknown) before the war. Called into service in 1916, he served on the Italian front throughout the war before being taken prisoner in mid-1918. Erhard died at Verona, Italy on 22 December 1918. His burial location is unknown. Patrouilleführer Erhard Klotz, K K L I R Nr 2. 22 December 1918…

A Farewell to the Army Service Corps: The story of 'another' Ernest on the Piave


Many of those with a passing interest in the First World War may be familiar with the semi-autobiographical account 'A Farewell to Arms' written by Ernest Hemingway which was first published in 1929. This tells the story of the activities of a soldier of the American Red Cross (in effect a thinly disguised Hemingway) on the Italian front in 1917-18…

The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915-1919 by Mark Thompson


This is a well crafted and thoroughly researched overview of Italian participation in The Great War. It details military events on the Italian Front from the opening of the war in May 1915 until the armistice and the main outlines of Italian politics, including character sketches of the principal military and civilian actors and the often ham-han…

Ernest Hemingway – A Farewell to Arms (1929)


Considered to be the high priest of modernism, it could be argued that Hemingway transformed the face of literature. Prior to the release of his debut novel, the literary stylings dominating the publishing industry were those of unnecessarily verbose and ‘flowery’ Victorian authors. However, in 1918 Hemingway went to war. While volunteering for the…