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12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 14th 2018

In memory of Umberto I, King of Italy, killed on July 29th, 1900.
Built in 1904 in Duomo Square, placed here in 1930.

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 16th 2018

No Comments CherryPie on Dec 10th 2016

Henry John “Harry” Patch (17 June 1898 – 25 July 2009), dubbed in his later years “the Last Fighting Tommy“, was a British supercentenarian, briefly the oldest man in Europe and the last surviving combat soldier of the First World War from any country. He is known to have fought in the trenches of the Western Front.[1] Patch was the longest surviving combat [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Aug 9th 2016

THIS BRONZE STATUE AND FIELD GUN
COMMEMORATE THOSE MEN FROM PORTSMOUTH
COMMAND WHO COMPETED IN THE ANNUAL FIELD
GUN COMPETITION AT THE ROYAL TOURNAMENT
AND TRAINED AT “ROYAL NAVAL BARRACKS”
PORTSMOUTH FROM 1947 UNTIL CESSATION OF
THE TOURNAMENT IN AUGUST 1999

THE PANELS AROUND THE PLINTH DEPICT THE
HISTORY OF FIELD GUN AND COMMEMORATE THE
BRAVERY OF THE BLUE JACKETS WHO TOOK PART IN
THE [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 17th 2015

To mark the start of the annual Armed Forces Week there was a flag raising ceremony outside the Great Hall in Winchester and the unveiling of a memorial to those that passed through Morn Hill camps during the First World War.
On Monday, June 23, proceedings began with a selection of military music at the Buttercross, High [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 7th 2015

The very first battle involving tanks took place on the Somme when approximately 30 tanks attacked German positions between the villages of Flers and Courcelette on Friday 15 September 1916. This was one of the largest battles of World War I, with more than one million casualties. At dawn on 20 November 1917 the first [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 6th 2014

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