Private Robert Phillips

The Thoughts of a History geek

Robert signed up as a fresh faced 21-year-old in August 1914 he was sent to the Western Front with the Welsh Regiment in early 1915. Here he had to endure the horrors of trench warfare alongside thousands of other British troops. They were forced to live in atrocious conditions while constantly fearing death from German snipers. Tommies like Private Phillips would often have to fight alongside the rotting corpses of their fallen comrades often knee deep in mud and filth. But things were only about to get worse for young Robert after his platoon were gassed by the Germans during the Second Battle of Ypres in May 1915. The town was a strategically important spot on the frontline in western Belgium and marked the first mass use by Germany of deadly poison gas on the Western Front. Incredibly Robert managed to survive the attack by holding a wet handkerchief to…

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Kofoworola Awojobi

Kofoworola Awojobi was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, where he currently lives. A medical doctor, he had always tended towards getting more atuned to the hidden truths that defines our very existence. He follows world politics avidly in a manner acompanied by self-reflection.

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