World War 1
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My interest in History has a focus on World War 1. I try to gather as much information I can get and publish it on several sites for example Wikipedia.
WW1 in the News
At Ypres there have been 3 major battles:
- 1st Ypres (October - November 1914), creating the salient.
- 2nd Ypres (22 April - 24 May 1915), the first gas attack St. Julien (Sint Juliaan).
- 3rd Ypres (31 July - 10 November 1917), also known as Passchendaele (Passendale). Well known poem line by Siegfried Sassoon: I died in hell, (They called it Passchendaele).
- 4th Ypres, not covered here, see Ypres
- 5th Ypres, not covered here, see Ypres
As the last veterans disappear, so, too, the last eyewitnesses of the First World War seem forever lost. Yet one witness remains behind, and its account is amazing. It's a silent yet telling witness. The battlefield landscape: the last witness to a mad war.
- Great Britain, Remembrance Day 2012, Great Britain, Hull
- Australia, Australia stops for remembrance
- France, European Leaders remember 14-18].
- In Germany no remembrance is held. See  Google Search, Google search for Deutches erinnerung.
- USA, Veteran Days, not only for WW1.
Past Event in 2009
- Events in Flanders (Ypres)
Why World War 1?
World War I, also known as the First World War and before 1939 the Great War, the War of the Nations,
War to End All Wars, a world conflict lasting from August 1914 to the final Armistice
(cessation of hostilities) on 1918 November 11 has changed the world forever. WW2 is a direct result of WW1.
The history before, during and after WW1 tells us thé reason why we never ever do this again!
How can mankind make so many stupid assumptions?
- Before the war: Quick win, at Christmas we are at home; few casualties; We are better! I want to serve my country!
- During the war: Bleed France to death; the mincing machine; I died in hell they called in Passchendaele; Revolting citizens;Deserting French militaries;
- After the war: Germany has to pay for the war;The consequenses of the war;
A fool like George Bush makes his own enemies (terrorists) and don't show to have any historic feeling (Vietnam, Korea). You can win a war with force, probably hold power during the unevitable second war, but definitly lose in the end.
War as Interest
World War 1 has a lot of attention.
Today we can hardly imagine how so many people has been slaughtered.
Why was there not a lot more commotion about so many casualties?
The photo on the left shows A possibly shell-shocked soldier, with a thousand yards stare. The eyesight clearly exposes the madness of war. Human beings are not build to bear such treatment.
This site tries to clarify why we never ever want to go to war anymore. Just keep on debatting, deliberating, considering, reflecting, thinking and talking! But never ever think a fight will solve the problem. Make people mouldable to work together.
The remainders of the Great War are the cemeteries. The largest English cemetery is Tyne Cot between Zonnebeke and Passendale.
|John McCrae In Flanders Fields|
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Myth of the Great War
|There are some myths about the first world war. They need to be busted.
A separate section has information on Books, DVD, CD-ROM's and other multimedia. More..
- Somme 1916, the highest casualties in one day battle ever in Britain's history.
- Verdun, the place where the Germans wanna 'bleed France to death'! They nearly succeeded, but Verdun has become the France monument for resistance.
- Ypres, 3 battles, the last: I died in hell, they called it Passendale.
- Links made by Harm Frielink on the Great War [Oct 2009], Using the keyword: ww1 will return approx 67 links.
- 1914-1918.net, The Long, Long Trail is all about the British Army in the First World War.
- First World War.com, Michael Duffy: Purpose of this website is to provide an overview of the First World War.
- WorldWar1.com, also known as Tranches on the Web, classic website on ww1
- Portal WW I, Wikipedia Portal for WW I.
- World War 1 at Wikipedia, Central Article.
- Washington University European History seen through American glasses.
- Westhoek, The great war in Flanders Fields - A war and peace experience
- Causeas of WW1, Test your knowledge
- Battles, Campaigns & Events of WW1
- Spartacus Schoolnet
- Link overzicht op Belgische Website over oorlogen
- Pierre's Western Front, Foto's van nu over WW1
- Lange Max, Het verhaal van een kanon in WW1
- Koen Koch, Reizen langs de slagvelden, website van de inmiddels overleden Koen Koch, groot kenner van WW1.
- Klup.nl, Oorlog->WW1
- Kees de Brouwer, WW1
- Westhoek, WW1 in de Westhoek. Zeer kompleet.
- Poelkapelle, Poelcapelle Area 1914-1918.
- Studiecentrum WW1, (SSEW) is opgericht om een lacune op te vullen in de kennis die in Nederland bestaat wat betreft de Eerste Wereldoorlog.
- Forum WW1, Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog, Hét WO1-forum voor Nederland en Vlaanderen.
- Veertien achttien welog
- Inventaris WO I, Belgische site, een realisatie van Onroerend Erfgoed, een agentschap van de Vlaamse Overheid is een inventaris van onroerend erfgoed in Vlaanderen.
- Whizz-Bang, Whizz-bang organiseert excursies naar de slagvelden van de Eerste Wereldoorlog.
- Google Maps Mesen , Battle of Messines, de achtergebleven kraters in Vlaanderen.
- In Flanders Fields, Museum Ypres, Belgium
- Imperial War Museum, London, Duxford, North, Belfast, Churchill Museum, IWM Collections
- Historial, Peronne, France
- Heli Promotions Belgium Helicopter flight Flanders Fields.
- Max Deauville, Medic in the Great War, Docteur Maurice Duwez writer of books. Some of his books about the great war are:
- Jusqu’à l’Yser
- La boue des Flandres : Et autres récits de la Grande Guerre (Broché) Amazon France
- PBS Great War, World War I 1914-1918 The great war and the shaping of the century.
- Remembrance day (Australia, Canada, Colombia, UK and Ireland), also known as Poppy Day (South Africa and Malta), and Armistice Day (UK, New Zealand and many other Commonwealth countries; and the original name of the holiday internationally) is a day to commemorate the sacrifice of veterans and civilians in World War I and other wars. It is observed on Novemeber 11 to recall the end of World War I.
- Last post in Ypres every day at the Menin Gate since 1927, 27 July.