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On This Day: Ottomans surrender Jerusalem in World War I

The British would continue to hold onto the city until fully withdrawing from Mandatory Palestine in 1948. 

09/12/2021

Remembering the Maccabees who died fighting for Germany in WWI - opinion

For Martin Buber, the Jewish soldier in the kaiser’s army was a modern Maccabee.

05/12/2021

Serbia restores warship that fired first shots of World War I

The SMS Bodrog was one of two Austro-Hungarian gunboats that fired their canons at Belgrade on July 28, 1914, beginning World War I.

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12/11/2021

On This Day: World War I ends, Unknown Soldiers are buried

World War I ended on November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.

‘The charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, 31 October 1917,’ painted by George Lambert

On This Day: Ottomans defeated in World War I's Battle of Beersheba

The Battle of Beersheba broke the stalemate in the Middle East, helped fuel the Balfour Declaration and saw Australian troops launch one of history's last great cavalry charges.

31/10/2021

'Bear': Wreck of legendary Coast Guard ship identified after 60 years

Bear is among the most historically significant ships in US history, serving in both world wars as well as the Spanish-American War, and undertaking many brave rescue missions.

17/10/2021

Haifa Day: Israel, India celebrate 103rd anniversary of the Battle of Haifa

The Battle of Haifa saw the Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers from India liberate the city from the Ottomans. Today, India and Israel celebrate the anniversary of the battle as Haifa Liberation Day.

23/09/2021

New book claims Donald Trump said that Hitler 'did a lot of good things'

The supposed statement was revealed in the upcoming book, "Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost."

On this day: Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated, sparking World War I

June 28 is also the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending the war.

28/06/2021

Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire began 105 years ago today

The impact of the revolt helped contribute to the downfall of the Ottoman Empire and continues to impact Middle Eastern geopolitics to this day.

10/06/2021
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