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Henry Johnson the One-Man Army Who Fought Off, Dozens of German Soldiers During World War I

Amazing piece of WW1 History.

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H/T Mental Floss.

R.I.P. Sergeant Henry Johnson July 15,1892-July 1,1929.

It was after midnight on May 15, 1918 when William Henry Johnson began to hear the rustling. Johnson was a long way from his home in Albany, New York, guarding a bridge in the Argonne Forest in Champagne, France. Sleeping next to him was Needham Roberts, a fellow soldier. Both men had enlisted in the New York National Guard just a few months earlier and were now part of the French Army, donated by U.S. forces to their understaffed allies in the thick of World War I.

As Johnson continued hearing the strange noises late into the night, he urged his partner to get up. A tired Roberts waved him off, believing Johnson was just nervous. Johnson decided to prepare himself just in case, piling up his assortment of grenades and rifle cartridges…

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Muslim Attack on Australian Picnic Train: 1915 at Broken Hill

Muslim Attack on Australian Picnic Train: 1915 at Broken Hill

An obscure page of WW1 History that continues to prove that islam is not a “Religion of Peace” but rather a Societal Philosophy of Terror and Mayhem against innocent people and an obvious threat to Christian Western Civilization that must be rooted out.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Learning From History: What the Versailles Treaty Teaches Us About Gun Control

What The Versailles Treaty Teaches Us About Gun Control

There are so many good lessons history can teach us if we would only stop and heed them!

The summary paragraph bears repeating:

“In other words, vindictiveness and enforced disarmament failed. It failed because demonizing an entire group of people when the responsibility is much more complex creates resentments that fester. It failed because people who are determined to be armed will find a way. And it failed because it neglected to address the factors that motivated the second round of conflict in Europe. Advocates of gun control would do well to learn this lesson.”

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

They Shall Not Grow Old

Peter Jackson’s new World War One Documentary, They Will Not Grow Old, will be released today in the U.K. to commemorate the centennial of the end of the Great War.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

 

World War I History: Soldier’s Loadout

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A reader sent me a link to a pretty cool image gallery showing the basic clothing and equipment of five different major combatant powers from mid-WWI. I have re-uploaded the individual photos in case the original links go dead (click to enlarge each photo).

Read the Original Article and Photo’s at Forgotten Weapons

 

World War I History: Post from the Edge

Social Media Project Brings WW1 to Life in Real-Time

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“Followers will get see World War One through the eyes of a fictional infantryman named Walter Carter.” 

 

THE CONTINUING First World War centenary is getting a decidedly 21st Century treatment, thanks to the creators of a new U.K.-based social media project.

WW1 Soldier’s Tale is a Facebook page that tracks the story of a fictional British Tommy serving in the trenches of Flanders.

Followers of the page will get see World War One through the eyes of Walter Carter, an infantryman with the 1/23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment, as he posts updates from the Western Front.

Inspired by actual soldiers’ wartime experiences, Carter fills his news-feed with thoughts and feelings about life and death on the front lines. Friends and family back home weigh in as well, commenting on his posts while offering their own perspectives on rationing, Zeppelin raids, conscription and the many other ways the war touched the lives of ordinary Britons.

New posts, which coincide with events that happened 100 years ago to the day, appear regularly. Archival photos, wartime posters and actual news headlines from the era are sprinkled throughout adding a feel of authenticity to the project.

Produced by David Noble Associates Ltd., an Oxfordshire marketing agency, and the Greater London Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association,WW1 Soldier’s Tale aims to make the history of the war more accessible to today’s generation of digital natives. The project has already attracted more than 17,000 followers.

An e-book of the first batch of posts is available onAmazon and for Kindle with more slated to be released in the coming years. You can also followupdates on Twitter.

Since coming online in 2015, Carter has completed his training in England, seen battle at Loos, been wounded in action, earned his sergeant stripes and is now back on the line.

Soon, our hero will be charging into battle at the Somme. If he survives the slaughter, he is expected to fight at Cambrai and take part in the war’s other major engagements.

If you’d like Walter Carter’s posts from the trenches to appear in your own Facebook news-feed, click here and use the ‘like’ button.

Read the Original Article at Military History Now

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