Monthly Archives: December 2017

STARVATION!

‘Beyond Human Nature to Bare’ Yet the Slaughter Continues Into Another Year Special to The Great War Project. (24 December) Here’s where things stand in the Great War as 1917 turns to 1918. As 1917 comes to an end, reports historian Martin Gilbert, “there is no prospect of peace in Europe.” Even the ceasefire in…

A TREMENDOUS EXPLOSION IN CANADIAN HARBOR

Thousands Dead, Thousands More Injured The Cargo? Ammunition, and Humanitarian Relief Special to The Great War Project. Editor’s note: Thanks to David Perry for bringing this to our attention. (6 December) Thousands of miles away from the European battlefields, an unimaginable disaster hits Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Canada. According to historian Martin Gilbert, “in the…

OTTOMANS SURRENDER JERUSALEM

Four Centuries of Ottoman Rule at an End. Turkish Retreat a Christmas Present for the British Nation Special to The Great War Project (5 December) Intense fighting continued in the Middle East in the early days of December a century ago, and on December 9th, Jerusalem under the Ottoman Turkish forces surrendered to the British.…