An Internet History of The Great War
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"Ypres, Christmas, 1917" by Gilbert Holliday
From the ?
WWI Collection at Swedish University
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"Facts are mere accessories to the truth, and we do not
invite to our hearth the guest who can only remind us that on such a day
we suffered calamity. Still less welcome is he who would make a Roman holiday
of our misfortunes. Exaggeration of what was monstrous is quickly recognised
as a sign of egotism, and that contrarious symptom of the same disease
which pretends that what is accepted as monstrous was really little more
than normal is equally unwelcome."
Max Plowman from Subaltern on the Somme
here to visit the Christmas in the
Quick Notes for Visitors
Attention Pacific Rim visitors: You will get better performance
using the Trenches Singapore Mirror
site. This site provided courtesy of ?
MirrorS (Mirror Sites for Education).
Don't fret if the first couple of pages tend to load slowly. Once the standard
set of icons/images has been cached by your browser, you'll be clipping
right along. Of course, a 28.8 modem does not hurt things either.
If you are a Netscape 2.0 (or better) or a Microsoft Internet Explorer
2.0 (or better) user and saw the Diplomatic Teletype above, you might want
to ? view
the entire set of Willy-Nicky telegrams.
is now available. It's the best yet and offers VRML support. If you've
got the time it's worth it. Be sure to get the complete 3.0 package.
|You are at the "Trenches" Home Page. These pages contain information
on the people, places, and events that comprised one of the worst calamities
of modern history. Entire kingdoms were to vanish in the clash. The map
makers of the world would be busy indeed!
This is an evolving project. New material is being added on a constant
basis. Please do not be offended if the topic you are looking for is not
here. It does not mean that it has been overlooked, it just means that
I have not gotten that far yet. So if you don't find what you are looking
for today, be sure and drop by again tomorrow.
The trenches are set up in such a way as to allow you to explore the
"The Great War" at your own pace and in your own manner. If you don't know
where to start then the Reference
Library is a good bet. It is a complete catalog of everything out here.
Then again, if you know what you are looking for, you can go right to the
search facility (although
I'd hate to think you're in a hurry to get out of here).
I promise not to editorialize. If I do then kick me (kiddin' ya mate,
an e-mail would do just fine). I'm just
the trench-keeper around here (a history technician, not a historian, recording
these events with the tools currently available). Unlike World War II,
there were no clear cut lines of good and evil, so it will be up to you
to draw your own conclusions from the facts presented here.
So pack up your troubles and let's go over there!
|I have recently changed the structure of the Trenches. Listed below
are the major starting points for visitors as well as new features. Please
go to the new Reference Library for a visual representation of this site.
Drop me a line. Letters from the homefront
are always welcome!
Enjoy Your Visit?
|While every attempt has been made to ensure that the information presented
here is accurate, let's face it, accidents and typos happen. Be aware that
should you come to grievous bodily harm as a result of the information
presented here, or worse yet, you get a World War I question wrong on Final
Jeopardy, just remember you were warned so I won't be held accountable.