WW1’s Biggest Blast.

A blast that obliterated 10,000 Germans. When the British detonated 19 mines at Messines on 7 June 1917, it was the biggest man-made explosion ever seen. In the minutes before 3.10am – Zero Hour on Zero Day – silence descended for the first time in weeks over Messines. The ridge lay at the southern end […]

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WW1 And The Machine Gun.

World War I was a deadly conflict as shown by the 38 million military and civil casualties it caused.  The large number of casualties was caused, in part, by the development and use of new weaponry that took place during the war.  The following weapons either made their debut in World War I or had a

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