Coming up are Churchill in WW1 on May 2nd at 6:30 PM CDT and African American Service in WW1 on May 12th at 6:30 PM CDT. Both are on You Tube.
Month: April 2022
Winston Churchill took responsibility for the Gallipoli fiasco (click here to read more). After his resignation from the Admiralty, the Royal Naval Division (RND) was quickly shifted over to army command. Since at the time it had only one ‘naval’ brigade and the marine brigade, it was augmented by the addition of 190th Brigade, which included the 7th Royal Fusiliers, 4th Bedfords, 1/1st Honourable Artillery Co. (an infantry unit) and the 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Three of these battalions were Territorials and one was New Army. The RND was re-titled as the 63rd Division, and although this was the highest-numbered division in the British Expeditionary Force, it was the senior division in the order of precedence, as the navy is senior to the army. Thereafter, as the numbers of the ‘Naval’ brigades declined, they were replaced by soldiers.
This is a story that just doesn’t seem to end. After declaring the Spring Valley cleanup finished (click here to read about this), authorities in Washington, DC now have another WW1 chemical weapons dump site on their hands. You can read about this here. An in-depth explanation of how and why these sites came into existence and why there may be more still to be found can be read by clicking here.