Skip to comments.The last widow of the Great War
Posted on 11/11/2013 11:00:35 AM PST by the scotsman
'Dorothy Ellis, 93, the last surviving widow of a soldier from the First World War, laid a wreath in memory of her late husband, Wilfred, who died in 1982, at a ceremony commemorating the Armistice in Staffordshire this morning.
Wilfred Ellis survived being shot, gassed and left for dead in the mud of northern France to return home to eventually marry Dorothy, who was born three years after the end of the war.
His remarkable wartime experiences formed part of the inspiration for War Horse, the children's book by Michael Morpurgo which was made into an award-winning play and then a Hollywood film, directed by Steven Spielberg.'
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The first massive war the illuminati started to begin the gradual push towards globalism and the new world order, and get rid of millions of the most patriotic (and young) men that could have instead had bigger impacts on society if they would have lived. Tied right in with their population control goals as well.
Don't know about the English Civil War.
My Grandfather Arnold Smith was a Queen’s York Ranger. He was gassed in WWI and came to under a bunch of dead soldiers piled on a horse pulled cart. In WWII he was a DI training Queens York Rangers. He wanted to go to Europe to fight but they said he was too old. He did sneak on a troop ship with a platoon of new recruits but he got caught and thrown off the ship. Grandmother said he had nightmares and would get down beside the bed like he was in a trench and yell at the bloody Gerry’s and act out shooting at them. He passed when I was 12. By then he had made a pretty good marksman out of me.
What truly interested me about that movie “War Horse” was them portraying the calvary charges in WWI. This is absolutely true. Can you imagine French and English calvary charging into Maxim machine gun nests? Just shows the allies total misunderstanding of modern warfare at that point. And these were not the last calvary charges in modern warfare. The Polish calvary made charges against the German tanks in 1939. Even the American army originally sent over calvary units in 1917. However, the horses were never used for calvary charges. That idea was thankfully gotten rid of.
All during WWII, the German army made a lot of uses for horses in bringing up supplies and rear echelon type of activity.
It's important to realise that even as late as World War I, cavalry charges were still occasionally useful. The charge of the Australian Light Horse at the Battle of Beersheeba on 31st October 1917, is fairly well known (it is often described as the last successful cavalry charge in history, but that is overstating things - there were a number of other successes following it - the last in my view, was the Charge at Kaukab on 30th September 1918, also by the Australian Light Horse, but credible cases can be made for later charges being successful even into World War II). There were many circumstances in which the use of cavalry charges was no longer appropriate, but the idea persisted because there were still occasions where it could be exploited.