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The First World War and language (CfP)

A <i>poilu</i>'s letter<br>about the Battle of Verdun<p>Only a few days are left to send a proposal and we wish this opportunity won’t be lost. Under the title “The …

Gettysburg Battlefield, Slaughter Pen, 07/1863

<b>Gettysburg Battlefield, Slaughter Pen, 07/1863</b><p>Timothy O'Sullivan, Photographer. From the “Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War,” by Alexander Gardner, ca. 1861 - ca. 1865<p>The “Slaughter Pen”: scene of heavy fighting on the afternoon of July 2, 1863, the 2nd day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Lee’s Map of the battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863(Accompanying General Lee’s report of the battle.);

<b>Lee’s Map of the battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863</b><br>(Accompanying General Lee’s report of the battle.);<p>War Department Collection of Confederate Records; Record Group 109<p>The battle lines are drawn as day 2 dawns during the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863.

The Night of the Long Knives - Hitler purges the Nazi Party

The Night of the Long Knives was Adolf Hitler’s great purge, ridding the Nazi Party of those he distrusted, together with anti-Nazi figures within …

Kursk legacy: Will there ever be another massive tank battle?

<b>It's 70 years since Kursk, the largest tank battle in history. Will there ever be another battle involving thousands of tanks on each side or has armoured warfare had its day?</b><p>Before dawn on 5 July 1943 explosions lit up the Russian sky and the earth shook to a huge bombardment. As the sun rose, …

Military

6 July 1553 - The Death of Edward VI

On the evening of 6th July 1553, King Edward VI, son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, died at Greenwich Palace following a few months of illness. …

Henry Viii

Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dies: From the archive, 8 July 1930

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who died yesterday, will be for ever associated with the detective novel. He created Sherlock Holmes, and we all know …