With the centenary fast approaching and most of the big planned events being more Bloodshit and Poppycock than truth the smaller moments that made up the great War will be ignored.
This is just one small act, an ordinary man, not even worth a byeline. So it it is going to be a short blog, but they both deserve a mention.
Everyone in the UK knows the Great War started on the 4th August 1914, we just ignore the days of conflict before then. Britain depended on the sea, it was our lifeblood, we depended on the supplies brought in by the Merchant Marine. With the size and strength of the Royal Navy it should not have been surprising the Germans would resort to then new weapon of the U-boat. Nearly 5000 ships were sunk, 13 million gross registered tons were sent to davy Jones’s Locker by the U-boats. The…
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