This is going to be a rather short post because what I really want to do is send you off to read the article I found in the Smithsonian Magazine detailing China’s role in the war and the damage the Treaty of Versailles did to their relationship with the west. It seems foolish to try … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 42 – China’s role in WWI
A look at the major events of the conflict during September 1916 September 1st Bulgaria declare war on Romania The British and Russian Governments conclude the “Sykes-Picot” agreement for the eventual partition of Asia Minor. September 2nd Fourteen Zeppelins raid England, dropping bombs from Gravesend, ast of London, to Peterborough. One Zepplin, Shutte-Lanz S.L. 11, … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 26 – Another Month of War
A Pride of Poppies by Julie Bozza My rating: 4 of 5 stars Quite often the blurb for a book exaggerates, or offers a promise that the words inside simply do not deliver. I am pleased to say that, in the case of A Pride of Poppies, the stories within do much, much more.
Posted on the centenary of Britain entering the first world war, this short Sherlock AU takes place in the trenches of the Western Front and takes its title from Sir Edward Grey’s oft quoted words, spoke the night before we declared war. The Lamps Go Out There should be pain, he’s sure. He can see … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 1 – The Lamps Go Out