by cyngast moderator
I've come across two articles in various feeds this morning that I thought I'd share.
10 Victorian Inventions that Never Quite Took Off http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/10-victorian-inventions-never-quite-took-180953865/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia is amusing and easy to get through. Just an intro and 10 slides, but two of the inventions, the cholera belt and the waterproof sheet, relate to the troops in WW1. (I think we had a discussion about cholera belts in another thread at one point.)
The second one from History Today http://www.historytoday.com/gary-sheffield/somme-exercise-futility is up today because it's the anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. Actually, I can't really say whether it is interesting or not, as I haven't had time yet to read it, but what I skimmed looked worth reading.