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The New Naval Warfare

At the start of the 20th century, Britain’s Royal Navy was the dominant sea power in Europe. Over the years it had grown extensively to accommodate a thriving maritime commerce and the need to reap the produce of Great Britain’s overseas colonies. The rise of Germany, after its unification in 1871, presented an  unwelcome challenge […]

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The First Battle of Ypres

A centre of sustained fighting between the Allied and invading German forces, Ypres saw many intense battles during the First World War. The first of these, the Battle of Ypres,began in October 1914, shortly after the war began. It was to be one of the most vicious of the war, ultimately cementing a stalemate on the Western Front as both sides realised […]

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A dazzling idea

The idea of using art and design in warfare is a very old one. Societies and cultures throughout history have painted their bodies or sported colourful, and sometimes elaborate, uniforms as a method of intimidation or as an indication of rank. As war became mechanised, art was used to decorate war-machines. In the First World […]

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