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“With superhuman inhumanities, Long-famous glories, immemorial shames— And crawling slowly back, have by degrees Regained cool peaceful air in wonder— Why speak they not of comrades that went under?”

(Wilfred Owen – Spring Offensive)

The offensive launched by the German army in the spring of 1918, which went down in history as the Kaiserschlacht, the Kaiser’s or Emperor’s Battle, represented General Ludendoff’s last opportunity to reverse the fate of the...
May 31, 1916, is identified as the beginning of the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle in the First World War.
The clash resulted in a British victory despite the Royal Navy losses where almost three times more than the German. The British fleet managed to repel the German attempt to force the naval blockade around their coasts. The Jutland battle, despite being a victory paid at high price, was further obscured a few days later. On June 5, Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener (1850 – 1916...
The story of the light cruiser of the Kaiserliche Marine SMS Königsberg, is inextricably linked to Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870 – 1964), the general who led the German troops in the East African Campaign. The cruiser, in service since the beginning of the war, was commanded by Captain Max Loof, who sank a cargo and a British cruiser, before finding shelter in the delta of the Rufiji River in Tanzania, due to a failure of the boilers. The British forces began a campaign to hunt the cruiser...
In October 1915, in the battle of Loos (Flanders), better known at the time as “The Big Push”, the British army used for the first time poison gas, in order to react to the Germans. And sooner or later all armies introduced in mass this kind of weapons. 
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