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    WW2 or ww1 German whistle please someone identify !!!!

    Hello what is the year of this whistle I am not sure if it's from ww1 or 2 and it's Mark polizie I guess it's German for police any help is appreciated thanks.
  2. T

    Organization of Cossacks Pre/early WW1

    Hello, I was wondering if there are any sources on how Cossacks would be organized as a unit aka “Regiment”. (I quote this because I’m not sure if this is the correct term). I know that they were primarily Mounted on horse back because of their extreme compentance as cavalry, but other then them...
  3. Gaius Julius Civilis

    WW1 and curbing immigration

    The 1921 and 1924 Immigration Acts adopted by the USA are generally tied to the First World War and its immediate aftermath. It is my understanding that this view is supported by three factors that reinforced one another: - The economic boom that occured during the war ended after WW1. - Some...
  4. RidiculousName

    Popping WW1 Blimps

    How were WW1 blimps kept from being shot down by enemy infantry?
  5. Fabius Maximus

    Alternate history challenge: WW1 with single-shot rifles

    Can anybody come up with a halfway-plausible way to delay the widespread military adoption of repeating rifles until after WW1? Bonus question: how would WW1 be fought if single-shot rifles were the main infantry weapon?
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    What if the German Empire insisted on Brest-Litovsk earlier or refused the armistice?

    On 15 December 1917, an armistice was signed between the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) on the one side and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Bulgaria, the German Empire and the Ottoman Empire—the Central Powers—on the other. Despite this, peace negotiations broke...
  7. LionHeartIV

    WW1 the German view of the Belgians

    Q. Re. First World War. Some speculation... what if... If the Belgians had totally capitulated before the start of the German onslaught and opened the border to the Germans without any resistance, would the Belgians still have suffered the devastation and genocide that reportedly took place as...
  8. T

    WW1: Germany allies with Russia

    Would not an alliance of Germany, Austria Hungary and Russia been in the best interest of these 3 empires ? Why did not Germany use the 1905 war between Russia and Japan when the support from France to Russia was minimal and Britain allied itself with Japan to do all it could to forge such an...
  9. RidiculousName

    WW1-WW2 Steel Armor

    I've been wondering why nations equipped some troops with steel armor up into World War 2. How useful was this armor?
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    How were the Freemasonry and Communism related during and after the WW1?

    The Hungarian Soviet Republic often used Freemasonry symbols by the communist leaders in important events, they even placed it as a state symbol in the Hungarian parliament building. In 1919, during the [[Hungarian Soviet Republic]] a Freemasonry Square and Compass was placed as state symbol...
  11. Visigoth Panzer

    Any Detailed Books on War in Caucasus During WW1

    I've recently found interesting information about the war in the Caucasus during WW1. Apparently towards and after the war numerous events were taking place; Turkey invaded northwestern Iran, Germany sent troops to Georgia and conflict almost broke out between these central powers. Anyone know...
  12. Visigoth Panzer

    Best Way to Redraw the Middle East After WW1

    A lot of people complain that the British and French are responsible for some of the conflict in the middle east due to their poor division of the region after WW1 (which they are). Then what would be a better way to divide the region short of war? This means you have to deal with territories...
  13. Mise Eire

    Germany and the War Guilt Clause

    Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles was dubbed the War Guilt Clause: All of my teachers (and other sources) have said it established that Germany was responsible for instigating World War I, and that Germany was responsible for all of the death and destruction. Essentially, they affirm...
  14. RidiculousName

    Early WW1 French Army Uniforms

    When I first learned what the French wore on the onset of WW2 I was pretty surprised. The red and blue kepis looked more like targets than military gear. I asked the question below on the comments of the youtube video I was watching but I just got “hurr hurr, the french are cowards” jokes. So...
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    Artillery at the start of WW1

    What I'm curious about is how many and what kind of artillery pieces were in the hands of the European Great Powers in 1914 July? What were the men to artillery and the artillery to army corps/divison ratios in the Great Powers' armies? Thank you in advance for your answers!
  16. No Bias FTW

    Sorry if this is an insensitive question; just want to know about PTSD in WW1

    It's great that people write literatures expressing their views about the horrors of war. However, even while not being explicitly inaccurate, these literatures can create misconceptions. Watching WW1 movies, I did not realize that soldiers were rotated out of the shooting lines about every 3...
  17. SirOrmondeWinter

    What was the most gamechanging weapon of WW1?

    By which I mean that which made the most difference on the battlefield? My original choice was the Lewis gun or the grenade launcher rifle, finally a means by which infantry could suppress the enemy and cross no mans land. Ultimately however the Allies had them from 1915 and still couldn't make...
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    Trying to identify German Uniform

    Good evening all, I am doing a bunch of genealogical work, and scanned this photo of a man in a German uniform. He served in the German army during WW1, and probably served later on as well. Is anybody able to help identify what type of soldier he was? I was told he was an officer of some kind...
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    Debate of WW1 British historians: Britain Should Not Have Fought in the WW1 (video)

    Discussion of the most famous British WW1 historians. Britain Should Not Have Fought in the First World War BqO5CnnKLtA The anti-war group defeated the pro-war group with rational brilliant logic, while the pro-war historian group tried to save their cause with traditional sentimental...