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Bloody April 1917

Posted April 7th, 2017 at 03:34 AM by Triceratops

The 9th April 1917, marked the beginning of the Battle of Arras, the BEF's Spring Offensive of 1917, launched to coincide with France's Nivelle Offensive.

To support the ground attack, the Royal Flying Corps deployed 365 aircraft, about two-thirds artillery spotters, photo-reconnaissance planes and tactical bombers, while the remainder were fighters, tasked with protecting them during their missions.
Here, however, was a problem, for the RFC aircraft were by and large outclassed...
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Classify me ?

Posted April 2nd, 2017 at 10:17 PM by Your Majesty

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Historical fiction

Posted March 31st, 2017 at 06:49 PM by Jaylene

Mainly, I enjoy separating fact from fiction in historical movies and books. I hope to find some answers that I have been unable to find elsewhere.
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Captain's Log Entry 3: The Carnatic Wars

Posted March 26th, 2017 at 10:52 AM by Junius

The Anglo-French struggle for mastery in India during the Seven Year’s War differed vastly from those in other theaters in one crucial respect- the British and French governments were not the primary belligerents. Those roles fell on their respective East India Companies, which were allied and somewhat dependent but quite separate entities.

While the Compagnie des Indes was from inception almost an offshoot of the government, its English counterpart was emphatically not. The Company...
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Count Plunkett: scholar, failed politician, rebel emissary to the pope

Posted March 24th, 2017 at 04:30 PM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

“It is a true fact that the greatest swordsman in Italy would not fear the second greatest but would fear the worst, for that one would be unpredictable” – The Masque of Red Death (1964)
Plunkett’s Rising: Count Plunkett and His Family on the Road to Revolution, 1913-7 (Part I)

On Easter Monday, 1916, Count Plunkett dropped by the office of Archbishop Walsh of Dublin, and explained to the secretary there that he had just returned from Rome, having met the Pope and reassured him...
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