Lest We Forget

By guest writer Sommerville DonaldPoppy-Field

When the first world war ended in 1918, the number of soldiers killed was beyond comprehension. This was the first truly global war in history. After previous wars, the dead were left on the foreign field, which meant that grieving relatives did not usually have a grave to visit. The scale of the killed meant that millions of families in france, Britain, America, and of course Germany, did not have a focal point for their grief. Continue reading “Lest We Forget” »

The History of the AK-47

by Stewart Killen

AK47Injured in a Soviet tank while fighting the Germans in World War II, Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov was sent to a Soviet hospital. He had seen the success the Germans had with their Blitzkrieg warfare firsthand, and Kalashnikov devoted his life to building a firearm that would defend the Motherland from the Germans. Kalashnikov ingeniously visualized a firearm that was simpler than the rest of the guns used at the time, that were trying to be complex and high-tech. The AK was the complete opposite of these guns. Continue reading “The History of the AK-47” »