Monthly Archives: January 2012

Looking for Sunny Beachfront Property 15 August 1916

So what does it take to capture a port on the Indian Ocean? Well in 1916 it required a pre-dreadnought, a seaplane tender with a single plane and a kite balloon, two monitors and a couple of protective cruisers and … Continue reading

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Mark V from Osprey

I was pleased to pick up recently, David Fletcher’s Osprey on the British Mark V. This tank was a major improvement over the Mark I and IV, of which Fletch wrote additional books on. It had the ability to be … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill, a great man living in very interesting times. If this site were to have a patron saint, it would have to be Churchill. Just look at were his interest lay during The Great War. Development of the Tank … Continue reading

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Coming Soon From Osprey

I am very pleased to see that Osprey Publishing will soon release one of their books dealing with the Rolls-Royce Armored Car. This useful vehicle saw service in France India and the Middle East. Were ever the Empire went the … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

It was a wonderful weekend here in the Northeast (United States). It was cold, icy, snowy and rainy. Often all at the same time. With the exception of two long walks with my dog Maya and wife, we spent the … Continue reading

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“Warhorse” Tank goes on Display

While this does not involve The Great War in the Middle East, it is worth knowing that The Tank Museum has a new addition. The Tank Museum has obtained the tank used in Steven Spielberg’s new World War One blockbuster … Continue reading

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Abu el Lissal

Here we find the blockhouse at Abu el Lissal. It is were the real battle for Aqaba fought in July 1917. Here is a mixed battalion of Turkish and Arab troops running to the walls to repel Auda ibu Tayi’s … Continue reading

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