A French soldier holds on to a dog wearing a gas mark during the First World War

How a messenger dog called Satan dodged German fire in a gas mask

A French soldier holds on to a dog wearing a gas mark during the First World War

Great War Weapons.  Grandfather would have used a rifle.  His army record describes him as 'a good shot'.  Would he have used any other weapons or have needed his gas mask?  We'll likely never know. He told a story about soldiers covering their faces with urine-soaked kilts to protect themselves during gas attacks; perhaps the only benefit of wearing kilts.

Great War Weapons. Grandfather would have used a rifle. His army record describes him as 'a good shot'. Would he have used any other weapons or have needed his gas mask? We'll likely never know. He told a story about soldiers covering their faces with urine-soaked kilts to protect themselves during gas attacks; perhaps the only benefit of wearing kilts.

Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. During the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal the Duke of Wellington depended on maritime supply. The French fleet in the Basque Roads operated against the British supply ships. This Day in History: Apr 11, 1809: Battle of the Basque Roads between France and the United Kingdom starts http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Rare skeleton of unknown 'British' soldier found Waterloo Battlefield

Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. During the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal the Duke of Wellington depended on maritime supply. The French fleet in the Basque Roads operated against the British supply ships. This Day in History: Apr 11, 1809: Battle of the Basque Roads between France and the United Kingdom starts http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Quagmire World War One - Mud on the Somme. Men actually drowned in the mud at the Battle of the Somme in 1916."We live in a world of Somme mud. We sleep in it, work in it, fight in it, wade in it and many of us die in it. We see it, feel it, eat it and curse it, but we can't escape it, not even by dying." Quote by Australian Private Edward Lynch

Quagmire World War One - Mud on the Somme. Men actually drowned in the mud at the Battle of the Somme in 1916."We live in a world of Somme mud. We sleep in it, work in it, fight in it, wade in it and many of us die in it. We see it, feel it, eat it and curse it, but we can't escape it, not even by dying." Quote by Australian Private Edward Lynch

Actress: Leelee Sobieski. Film: Joan of Arc. Character Costume: Yarraine from The Exile Trilogy. Originally posted at Realm of Zhu: realmofzhu.blogspot.com.au

Actress: Leelee Sobieski. Film: Joan of Arc. Character Costume: Yarraine from The Exile Trilogy. Originally posted at Realm of Zhu: realmofzhu.blogspot.com.au

British soldiers give a drink to a wounded German soldier during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

British soldiers give a drink to a wounded German soldier during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

"Actually," James laughed, "I sit next to you." With a smile tugging at her…

"Actually," James laughed, "I sit next to you." With a smile tugging at her…

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