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Skeletal Study of Custer’s Men Questions Suicide Claims

MISSOULA, MONTANA—<i>Science News</i> reports that bioarchaeologist Genevieve Mielke of the University of Montana reviewed accounts of the Battle of the …

Watch a clip of the film the Irish government didn't want us to see ... in 1935

A new 90-minute documentary will tell the complete story of the Irish Revolution for the first time in colour.<p>Exclusive to British Pathé TV and …

Bloodbath to whitewash: the Civil War crimes of Paddy O’Daly

The atrocities carried out by O’Daly’s Kerry Command in the name of the Free State far surpassed anything carried out by either side during the Civil …

War

Sisters in Arms – An Irishman’s Diary about sibling rivalry in Ireland’s revolutionary years

The Syrian War Is Actually Many Wars

President Donald Trump is ordering U.S. strikes against government targets in Syria after a suspected chemical attack.<p>The Middle East is a “troubled place,” President Donald Trump said Friday night as he described his decision to use America’s “righteous power” in a retaliatory attack against …

Middle East

Historic Photos of Dublin After the 1916 Easter Rising

On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, roughly 1,200 members of local republican groups, including the Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army, took over …

An American Veteran, Irish Workhouse, Cupid…and a Terrier

<b>New Yorker Marshall Bailey’s moment in the sun came late in life. The summer of 1910 found the elderly American Civil War veteran in dire straits,</b> …

"THE FRUIT WILL EXCEED THE COST".

<b>ON THIS DATE (28TH MARCH) 139 YEARS AGO : AN IRISH REPUBLICAN HERO IS BORN.</b><i><br>Terence MacSwiney, pictured, left, his wife Muriel and their daughter,</i> …

Can you use Pinterest for Genealogy?

Pinterest is almost completely visually oriented, so whether or not Pinterest would be useful for genealogy would seem to be a really good question. …

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for purpose?<p>This article is the subject of legal complaints …

Cambridge Analytica

The Great War Diary, Sunday, 31st March 1918: Pictured: General Erich Ludendorff waged war as an end in itself, ignoring Clausewitz’s great maxim. WESTERN FRONT: Somme: Battle of Moreuil Wood-A German counter-attack recaptures most of Moreuil Wood, and the nearby Rifle Wood one mile to the northeast. General Seely is given command for a counterattack. The Canadian Brigade attack in three waves, securing their flanks while moving through the wood and engaging the enemy in hand to hand combat. Once the German forces are again driven out, they commence heavy artillery bombardment and several counterattacks, however control of the wood remains with the Allies at the end of the day. To the northeast, Rifle Wood is attacked at 09:00 and by 11:00 is also in Allied hands. By 15:00 the Allied forces are relieved by fresh divisions. However between 1-3 April German forces will regain control of the Moreuil woods and surrounding area. Ludendorff orders major thrust for Amiens once supplies are brought up on April 4th. British capture then lose Hangard; slight French advance between Montdidier and Lassigny. Germans claim 75,000 PoWs and 1,000 guns have been captured since March 21. German Army is now At peak ration strength with 7,917,170 men. SINAI AND PALESTINIAN CAMPAIGN: First Battle of Amman – British forces withdraw from attacking Amman, Jordan and retreat back into the Jordan Valley with a loss of 1,348 casualties. ITALIAN FRONT British Divisions are now holding sectors on Asiago Plateau instead of Montello. EASTERN FRONT: Ukraine: Germans form new Army Group Eichhorn (18 divisions) at Kiev for Ukraine occupation, ChIef of Staff Groener to organise railways; Linsingen removed and Bugarmee dissolved. WAR IN THE AIR: 1,059 aeroplanes reported brought down on all fronts in March, of which Allies claim 838, and Germans 221. WAR AT SEA: Irish Sea: British ocean liner Celtic is torpedoed and damaged by German submarine SM UB-77 with the loss of six lives. She is beached but later refloated, repaired and returned to service. TSS Slieve Bloom sank near South Stack lighthouse in a collision with the USS Stockton,[why?] with the loss of all of her cargo, 370 cattle, 120 horses, general goods and railway rolling stock. The passengers are taken onboard by the destroyer to Holyhead. The destroyer puts into Liverpool for repairs to her bow. Black Sea: Battlecruiser Goeben (Ottoman Navy Yavuz) escorts the members of the Ottoman Armistice Commission to Odessa, after the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed. Allied and neutral shipping losses during March: 169 ships (79 British with 490 lives) worth 244,814t (British 199,458t including 3 mined). U-boat figure 190 ships worth 368,746t, including 68 ships of 128,620t in Mediterranean (4 to Austrians); 5 U-boats sunk (2 to unknown cause). German submarines sink, 5 British, 1 French, 1 Italian and 1 Norwegian cargo ships, with the loss of 56 lives. POLITICS: Britain: Prime Minister Lloyd George in a message to the Dominions says "the last man may count". HOME FRONTS: Canada: A militia of 780 federal soldiers enter Quebec City to quell anti-conscription riots AMERICAN NEWS: Agreement between Capital and Labour to refer all questions to arbitration announced. A “hard-working burglar, supporting a large family” writes to the Manhattan IRS collector saying he’d like to pay income taxes so the US can fight “the biggest burglar in the world – the Kaiser,” but he wants to know if his income tax return would be turned over to the cops. He evidently signed the letter, and Collector Eisner is pondering how to respond. Kentucky Governor Augustus Owsley Stanley (D) vetoes a bill that would have banned the teaching of German in public schools. At Patriotic Rallies across America citizens are reminded to put their clocks forward an hour at 02:00. Because nothing says patriotism like rallies marking the introduction of daylight savings. Sources: Military Operations Egypt & Palestine from June 1917 to the End of the War (Part 1). Official History of the Great War Based on Official Documents by Direction of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence. By Cyril Falls (1930). Military Operations: France and Belgium, 1918, Volume I: The German March Offensive and its Preliminaries, Brigadier-General Sir James E. Edmonds, 1935 (New edited edition 1992) The Times History Of The War Volume XIX. History of the Great War Based on Official Documents by Direction of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence: Military Operations France and Belgium: 1917 volume 3, 1948. BRITISH MERCHANT SHIPS LOST to ENEMY ACTION Part 3 of 3 - September 1917-November 1918 in date order (from the original and uncorrected "British Vessels Lost at Sea, 1914-1918", published by HMSO, 1919) Naval Operations, Volume 5, April 1917 to November 1918 (Part 1 of 4) by Henry Newbolt.

Chorlton hairdresser who helped bring down Hitler to be honoured with a plaque at her old salon

A nurse-turned-spy who helped the Allies plot against the Nazis in wartime France will be honoured with a civic plaque.<p>Historians have been delving …

White Oak Road

15 Palestinians shot dead, more than 750 wounded by Israeli army on Gaza border

Thousands of Palestinians marched to Gaza's border with Israel on Friday in the largest such demonstration in recent memory, and 15 were killed by …

Hamas Hoodwinks Everyone, including Israel’s Military, with a Double Game

Ever since early February, the Palestinian Hamas terrorist organization that rules the Gaza Strip was widely described by most experts as a declining …

Enslaved People and Divorce in the African Diaspora

Numerous books and articles analyze the concept of “slave marriage,” but other than a few exceptional works, the historical literature severely lacks …

56 Incredible Colorized Photos That Revived 'Russia During WWI'

These incredible photos were colorized by Olga that show Russia during World War One.<br>Shell hole, 1914<br>Colonel Grigory Kuchin, 1914<br>General Aleksei …

Police rolling out technology which allows them to raid victims phones without a warrant

Police forces across country have been quietly rolling out technology which allows them to download the entire contents of victim's phone without a warrant.<p>At least 26 forces now use technology which allows them to to extract location data, conversations on encrypted apps, call logs, emails, text …

Shocking video of man being racially abused on bus - until Scousers step in

This is the shocking moment a man is racially abused on a Liverpool bus - before passengers step in to defend him.<p>The alarming video was taken by …

The Frederick Douglass Rival Who Shocked With His Call to ‘Resist’

The Reverend Henry Highland Garnet has largely been forgotten by the history books, but the fiery preacher was one of the most influential figures in …

Jim Carrey has been trolling Trump and the GOP with paintings. Here are the top 11

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jim Carrey has found a muse in President Donald Trump.<p>The comedian has been channeling his artistic side over the last year to by painting a series of political portraits mocking Trump, his administration and a cast of Republican lawmakers.<p>His latest creation is a colorful portrait of a …

Donald Trump

New Video: Cop Called Alton Sterling a ‘Stupid Motherf**ker’ After Killing Him

He was standing, not holding a gun, when two Baton Rogue police officers rushed in. One tried to deescalate, the other threatened to kill him—and …

How Hitler pulled off the longest con in history

"I am German and I am waiting for the Germans to come back; they have gone to ground somewhere.” So in his diary wrote Victor Klemperer – veteran of the First World War, son of a rabbi – after Adolf Hitler was sworn into power. The question that Benjamin Carter Hett sets out to answer in his dense, …

Palestinians hold day of mourning after 773 ‘shot with live ammunition’

At least 15 killed when Israeli soldiers open fire during mass demonstrations in Gaza<p>Gaza hospitals, running low on blood and overstretched by the huge number of wounded, were reeling after one of the enclave’s bloodiest days outside of open war, in which Israeli soldiers shot 773 people with live …

Israel

Rally seeks justice for black man shot by police in backyard

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The family of Stephon Clark joined hundreds at a rally Saturday, urging California's capital city not to let his memory or calls for police reform fade nearly two weeks after the 22-year-old unarmed black man was killed by Sacramento officers.<p>Clark's fiancee, Salena Manni, …

Law Enforcement

The Dead Bodies of Benito Mussolini, His Mistress Claretta Petacci and Other Executed Fascists on Display in Milan, 1945

On 25 April 1945, allied troops were advancing into northern Italy, and the collapse of the Salò Republic was imminent. Mussolini and his mistress …

World History

War Crimes: From Bloody Sunday in Derry, Northern Ireland to Croatia, Kosovo and Iraq

Almost forty years later: The 5000 page Saville Commission Report into the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry, Northern Ireland, fails to identify …

Wreckage of famous WWII ship that killed all five Sullivan brothers discovered on St. Patrick’s Day

Wreckage from the storied USS Juneau, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo during World War II, was finally discovered on March 17th.The vessel sunk …

History

Climate change is a disaster foretold, just like the first world war

“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.” The mournful remark supposedly made by foreign secretary …

Donald Trump and the Craven Firing of Andrew McCabe

If you wanted to tell the story of an entire Presidency in a single tweet, you could try the one that President Trump posted after Attorney General …