WWI

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REVIEW – The Dawn of the Drone

The shock of the early Zeppelin raids initiated a host of unconventional countermeasures, including Professor Archibald Low’s project for a small radio-controlled pilotless aircraft carrying a 40kg command-detonated explosive charge.

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BEHIND THE IMAGE: The Unknown Warrior, 1920

On 11 November 1920, one of the largest funerals ever held in London took place – and yet the deceased was a man unknown to the hundreds of thousands of mourners who turned out in his honour.

The sinking of the Lusitania

Anthony Richards uses first-hand testimony to recreate the dying moments of the stricken Lusitania on 7 May 1915.

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The Hundred Days Offensive: did the British win it for the Allies?

While admitting that Haig was no genius, revisionist historians have argued that by 1918, he was able to co-ordinate successfully all elements of military force – artillery, armour, airpower, and infantry – to achieve a decisive victory in the series of operations known collectively as ‘The Hundred Days’. Does this argument stand up to critique? Chris Bambery tests the case.

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