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by Nutcracker
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Shelter Deaths
Replies: 27
Views: 8017

As an aside, after the disaster at Bethnal Green, all staircases on the underground network have breaks as opposed to long staircases. During the war there were only three other major losses of life on the tube, at Balham (1940, 68 dead), Bank (1941, 56 dead) and Bounds Green (1940, between 17 and 1...
by Nutcracker
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Shelter Deaths
Replies: 27
Views: 8017

There was an incident at a shelter on Lordship Lane Recreation ground in Tottenham in 1940 when a bomb hit a ventalation shaft, killing at least 42. http://www.tottenham-today.co.uk/tn/News.cfm?id=2145&headline=Air-raid%20shelter%20unveils%20war%20tale%20of%20forgotten%20dead Like the Bethnal Gr...
by Nutcracker
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Lewis Machine Gun
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

http://europeanww1lh.forumup.be/viewtop ... opeanww1lh

A thread from the ww1 living history forum on lewis Guns might be some info there for you.

Josh
by Nutcracker
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 19505

Robert Harris' "Fatherland" is a good book, just started reading it. A chi9lling insight into what could have been.

Josh
by Nutcracker
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Lazare Ponticelli (1897-2008) The Last Poliu
Replies: 0
Views: 849

Lazare Ponticelli (1897-2008) The Last Poliu

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7292109.stm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazare_Ponticelli France's last surviving Great War veteran Lazare Ponticelli, who served in the French Foreign Legion (1914-1915) and the Italian Army (1915-1918) has died. He is the sixth veteran to die this year (thr...
by Nutcracker
Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Who Really beat Napoleon
Replies: 32
Views: 7176

Who beat Napoleon?
The men in the ranks with their muskets and rifles

Josh
by Nutcracker
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: French at Gallipoli
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

[Interesting...I would have thought the W.Front would have had priority for the new unifoms...was under the impression troops in N.Africa kept the old ones. Also lived off Bruce Grove for a couple of years..opposite the Almshouses(if they're still there........) Steve I think by 1915 some units wor...
by Nutcracker
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: French at Gallipoli
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

PS...Where in Tottenham?....lived there for 20 years Just off Bruce Grove, about a minute from Bruce Castle Park. Having looked at a website it seems the FFL wore horizon blue at Gallipoli. I was looking at representing a regular French infantryman from one of the two French regiments posted to Gal...
by Nutcracker
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: French at Gallipoli
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

French at Gallipoli

Right be a bit of an ask but does anyone know of any decent books about the French at Gallipoli? There probably ain't many but i am hoping to get kit together to portray a soldier of the 175th or 176th metropolitan infantry. Most Gallipoli books i have flipped through have very little stuff on the F...
by Nutcracker
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: uniform dating
Replies: 18
Views: 3699

First pic has three stripes so definately a serjeant
by Nutcracker
Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Great War in Colour: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn
Replies: 0
Views: 569

The Great War in Colour: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn

Monday BBC 2 7pm. A look at autochrome colour photographs of french soldiers during the Great War.
Some of the type of photographs to be featured http://www.awm.gov.au/captured/french/index.asp

Josh
by Nutcracker
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: What does this commemorate?
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

it could have been made to comemerate the alliance of the Entente powers. There have been commemrative postcards showing British, Belgian, French and Russian soldiers. It saying were all in this together and we will win because of that type thing.

Josh
by Nutcracker
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: What does this commemorate?
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

By the looks of it I would say that it commemorates the llied powers at the start of the great war, flags of France, UK and Russia. Russia! Indeed that is what it could be. I waxs really confused, thinking for some reason it was the German flag. If it is Russia then it could well be dated before 19...
by Nutcracker
Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: obscure saints
Replies: 53
Views: 9724

by Nutcracker
Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The German Army on the Somme 1914 - 1916
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Re: The German Army on the Somme 1914 - 1916

Steve Stocker wrote:A similar work about the French army would also improve our understanding.



I can recomend Anthony Clayton's Paths of Glory: The French Army 1914-18 (isbn 0-304-36652-8). Its a very detailed look at the French army of the Great War and is well written and presented

Josh
by Nutcracker
Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Glengarry badges 1874-1881
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Thanks for the link, i might contact them about their 80th badge seen as i am joining that group. The 3rd is a bit of a sideline prject.

Josh
by Nutcracker
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Glengarry badges 1874-1881
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Glengarry badges 1874-1881

Hello,
I am currently getting my first re-enactment kit together and i am stumped already. I am looking for a 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot glengarry badge. Does anyone know where i can find glengarry badges specifically a 3rd Foot one?
Thanks in advance

Joshua Frost

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