On the 5th of June 1916 HMS Hampshire sank off the West coast of Mainland Orkney a tragedy that saw the loss of 737 lives including that of Earl Kitchener, Britain’s Secretary of State for War.
“I realised it would be a Herculean task to climb those huge cliffs, my body numbed and drained of energy. “
“I realised it would be a Herculean task to climb those huge cliffs, my body numbed and drained of energy. ” 228580 Leading Seaman William Cashman,
“It’s a handy little leaflet to have if you have an interest in the sites and/or the war years in Orkney, and, along with the Lyness leaflet, is available from the Tankerness House Museum, Kirkwall”
Glimpses of War produced by the British Modern Military History Society
is to raise funds to support veterans with sight loss.
Laws – Not always Just, not always morally right, sometimes good.
On 18th of April 1916, Edith Wharton, was appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest award, for her contribution to the war effort.
On 14th of March 1899 Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin took out a US patent for a ‘navigable balloon’. It became known as a Zeppelin airship.
Dr Mary McNeill worked in hospitals in Serbia, Palestine, India and East Africa during and after World War 1.
Eighty nine crew were aboard HMS Pheasant when she was lost on 1st of March 1917.
Today The Orkney News remembers Orcadian, Dr Mary McNeill, whose devotion and self-sacrifice in serving others is humbling