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  • 1. RMS Lusitania Sunk by U-20
    2. Large-scale use of lethal gases /First gaz attack
    3. Serbian retreat over the mountains to the sea
    4. Dardanelles campaign
    5. Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
    6. Italy declared war against Austria & Germany (23 May 1915)
    7. First zeppelin raid on Britain.

    8. October - Bulgaria enters the War
    Last edited by broderickwells; 02 Feb 11, 02:44.

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    • Baker's Dozen of 1915 Events

      1. RMS Lusitania Sunk by U-20
      2. Large-scale use of lethal gases /First gaz attack
      3. Serbian retreat over the mountains to the sea
      4. Dardanelles campaign
      5. Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
      6. Italy declared war against Austria & Germany (23 May 1915)
      7. First zeppelin raid on Britain.
      8. October - Bulgaria enters the War

      9. May - The last purely Liberal government in the United Kingdom ends when Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith forms an all party coalition.

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      • Baker's Dozen of 1915 Events

        1. RMS Lusitania Sunk by U-20
        2. Large-scale use of lethal gases /First gaz attack
        3. Serbian retreat over the mountains to the sea
        4. Dardanelles campaign
        5. Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
        6. Italy declared war against Austria & Germany (23 May 1915)
        7. First zeppelin raid on Britain.
        8. October - Bulgaria enters the War
        9. May - The last purely Liberal government in the United Kingdom ends when Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith forms an all party coalition.

        10. SMS Dresden is scuttled by her crew

        Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.

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        • Baker's Dozen of 1915 Events

          1. RMS Lusitania Sunk by U-20
          2. Large-scale use of lethal gases /First gaz attack
          3. Serbian retreat over the mountains to the sea
          4. Dardanelles campaign
          5. Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
          6. Italy declared war against Austria & Hungary (23 May 1915)
          7. First zeppelin raid on Britain.
          8. October - Bulgaria enters the War
          9. May - The last purely Liberal government in the United Kingdom ends when Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith forms an all party coalition.
          10. SMS Dresden is scuttled by her crew

          11. First Tanks tested




          à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

          Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
          (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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          • Baker's Dozen of 1915 Events

            1. RMS Lusitania Sunk by U-20
            2. Large-scale use of lethal gases /First gaz attack
            3. Serbian retreat over the mountains to the sea
            4. Dardanelles campaign
            5. Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
            6. Italy declared war against Austria & Hungary (23 May 1915)
            7. First zeppelin raid on Britain.
            8. October - Bulgaria enters the War
            9. May - The last purely Liberal government in the United Kingdom ends when Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith forms an all party coalition.
            10. SMS Dresden is scuttled by her crew
            11. First Tanks tested

            12. HMS Formidable sunk by U-24.

            "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

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            • Baker's Dozen of 1915 Events

              1. RMS Lusitania Sunk by U-20
              2. Large-scale use of lethal gases /First gaz attack
              3. Serbian retreat over the mountains to the sea
              4. Dardanelles campaign
              5. Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
              6. Italy declared war against Austria & Hungary (23 May 1915)
              7. First zeppelin raid on Britain.
              8. October - Bulgaria enters the War
              9. May - The last purely Liberal government in the United Kingdom ends when Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith forms an all party coalition.
              10. SMS Dresden is scuttled by her crew
              11. First Tanks tested
              12. HMS Formidable sunk by U-24.

              13. Winston Churchill resigns as First Lord of the Admiralty and serves with the Royal Scots Fusiliers

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              • Baker's Dozen of 1915 Events

                1. RMS Lusitania Sunk by U-20
                2. Large-scale use of lethal gases /First gaz attack
                3. Serbian retreat over the mountains to the sea
                4. Dardanelles campaign
                5. Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
                6. Italy declared war against Austria & Hungary (23 May 1915)
                7. First zeppelin raid on Britain.
                8. October - Bulgaria enters the War
                9. May - The last purely Liberal government in the United Kingdom ends when Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith forms an all party coalition.
                10. SMS Dresden is scuttled by her crew
                11. First Tanks tested
                12. HMS Formidable sunk by U-24.

                13. Gallipoli Campaign


                à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

                Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
                (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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                • Baker's Dozen of Myths, Propaganda & any other Strange/Weird Stuff

                  1. The Leaning Virgin of Albert

                  Germans said whoever knocked the statue down would lose the war. British version is that war would end soon afterwards.

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                  • Whoops sorry PGT, looks like we're doing this at the same time.

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                    • Baker's dozen of Colonial Troops

                      1. German Colonial Infantry (Askaris)

                      Last edited by PGT Beauregard; 02 Feb 11, 10:37.
                      à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

                      Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
                      (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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                      • I go on with the first being posted:

                        Baker's Dozen of Myths, Propaganda & any other Strange/Weird Stuff

                        1. The Leaning Virgin of Albert

                        2. Germans were chained to their machine-guns

                        In Martin Middlebrook's book "The First Day On The Somme", he indicates that a German machine-gunner was found chained to his gun at Montauban, opposite to where the 7th Queen's & 8th East Surreys attacked.
                        There is a separate entry in the War Diary of the 8th York & Lancasters, positioned to the north of Ovillers La Boisselle, which states that two gunners were reportedly found dead chained to their gun in the front line. One Bristol newspaper from 1916 the thoughts of a wounded soldier who had heard about the find: 'Being chained to a gun would certainly help a doubtful man to make up his mind whether he would go or stay'
                        The men manning the machine guns were the elite of their units, specially picked and trained. Their tactics required them to be mobile and these guns, together with their tripods, were a heavy and awkward three-man lift. These three men wore special lifting harnesses which included chain-like steel loops which they attached to the weapons when they had to move. Two men 'chained' to their weapons were probably in the process of moving to another fire position when hit.
                        Last edited by VieuxChat; 02 Feb 11, 11:26.
                        "To hell wars Grudges and parties ! As our fathers Sing in real friends, The clink of glasses Roses and lilies. The clink of glasses Roses and lilies."

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                        • Baker's Dozen of Myths, Propaganda & any other Strange/Weird Stuff

                          1. The Leaning Virgin of Albert
                          2. Germans were chained to their machine-guns

                          3. Angel of Mons


                          Never Fear the Event

                          Admiral Lord Nelson

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                          • Baker's Dozen of Myths, Propaganda & any other Strange/Weird Stuff

                            1. The Leaning Virgin of Albert
                            2. Germans were chained to their machine-guns
                            3. Angel of Mons

                            4. Germans were bayoneting babies

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                            • Baker's Dozen of Myths, Propaganda & any other Strange/Weird Stuff

                              1. The Leaning Virgin of Albert
                              2. Germans were chained to their machine-guns
                              3. Angel of Mons
                              4. Germans were bayoneting babies

                              5. The Crucified Soldier




                              Never Fear the Event

                              Admiral Lord Nelson

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                              • Originally posted by Canuckster View Post
                                Whoops sorry PGT, looks like we're doing this at the same time.

                                no Problemo mon ami
                                à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

                                Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
                                (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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