Listening Post

Personal stories about WWI

“We will remember.”

 ANZAC Day in New Zealand By John Felton PAIHIA, NEW ZEALAND — It was still pitch black at 5:30 this morning when more than 500 people gathered at the waterfront of this small town in northern New Zealand for the annual sunrise service commemorating Anzac Day — April 25. On this day in 1915,  the…

WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Nasiriya Falls to British; Eye al-Kut Next Ottoman Forces Retreat in Face of British Juggernaut Special to The Great War Project (23-25 July) The British offensive in southern Mesopotamia (now Iraq) gains another victory with the fall of Nasiriya. British and Indian troops take control of the city on this date a century ago. The…