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The Armistice in Bijar and Dunsterforce in Baku

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The Armistice, which brought an end to the fighting in the First World War was, as everyone knows, signed on 11 November 1918. The news of Germany’s capitulation and the Kaiser’s abdication two days earlier led to banner headlines in newspapers and scenes of jubilation in many cities throughout the world. This, however, is just part of the story as…



Victory at Gallipoli: The German–Ottoman Alliance in the First World War by Klaus Wolf

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Translation from the German by Tim Iredal £30, Pen & Sword Military, illustrations. ISBN 9781526768162. There has been much excitement amongst the linguistically challenged Gallipoli historian community at the release of Victory at Gallipoli. Originally published in Germany in 2008, the book’s revision and translation exponentially increases…


The Landings at Sedd-el-Bahr, Gallipoli

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One of the most difficult military operations that can be undertaken is that of an opposed amphibious  landing on an enemy shore.  When asked to give an example of this kind of operation, many people will automatically think of the famous and successful 'D-Day' landings in Normandy in 1944. However, April 2021 marks the 106th anniversary of an earl…


Turkey for Christmas Dinner, 1915

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Christmas Day in the front line trenches was (with the possible – partial – exception of 1914) likely to be almost identical to any other day of the year. In terms of a soldier's ‘Christmas Dinner’ – other than the contents of parcels from home – this was again more than likely going to be identical to all other meals: a mixture of Bully Beef, Maco…