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Here come the girls! The women volunteers at the Army Pay Office Woolwich from August to October 1914

Here come the girls! The women volunteers at the Army Pay Office Woolwich from August to October 1914

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August 2014 will witness the centenary of the start of the First World War. It is considered that much of the historical aspect will be focused on the all-male fighting army, with little attention being paid to the women's contribution during...

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The Halifax Explosion - December 1917

The Halifax Explosion - December 1917

Not all fatalities that occurred in the First World War were as a direct result of enemy action. There are many examples of incidents and accidents throughout the Great War that resulted in injury, loss of life or damage to property. Perhaps the most...



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Lt Charles George Gordon Bayly RFC: the first British officer to die in combat

Lt Charles George Gordon Bayly RFC: the first British officer to die in combat

Royal Engineer Lieutenant Charles George Gordon Bayly, great-nephew of Gordon of Khartoum, after whom he was named, trained as a pilot in 1912 and earned Aero Club Certificate 441. In May 1914, as the storm clouds of war gathered far beyond the Wilts...


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Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles, Somerset House, London. 27 January 1924.

Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles, Somerset House, London. 27 January 1924.

Early this year (2014) we saw the 90th anniversary of the unveiling of a memorial to the Civil Service Rifles which can be found on the river frontage of Somerset House, a building off the Strand in central London.. The origins of the regiment go bac...

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Sidney Frank Godley VC

Sidney Frank Godley VC

Sidney Frank Godley was awarded his Victoria Cross in Belgium for valour during the Battle of Mons on 23 August 1914. As a result, he became the first private soldier to be awarded the decoration in the Great War.

Born in East Grinstead, West Sussex, ...

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The July crisis, 1914 - what went wrong – 19 steps to disaster

The July crisis, 1914 - what went wrong – 19 steps to disaster

Recent British television programmes gave us the views of leading historians on where the blame for the Great War lay and, in particular, whether Britain should have joined in or could have avoided it. We have also been treated to a dramatic account ...

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1 August 1918 Cpl Isaac E Holloway

1 August 1918 Cpl Isaac E Holloway

Cpl Isaac E Holloway, HQ Co 39th Infantry Regt.

Born in Grant County, Indiana on 9 June 1890, Isaac was a musician in his civilian life. A graduate of the Marion Conservatory of Music, he was a member of the National Military Home Band at the time of ...

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Vice Chairman's report, July 2014

Vice Chairman's report, July 2014

We are often asked if the WFA is doing anything special to commemorate the Great War Centenary and the start of the war. I was even asked by one journalist if we were planning to take any Great War veterans to the ceremony at Mons on 4 August!

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newlogo50hThe Western Front Association (WFA) was formed with the aim of furthering interest in The Great War of 1914-1918. We also aim to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during The Great War.

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German footage of the Great War

Rarely seen footage of the First World War, 1914-1918, from a German perspective. See all three videos in this collection.

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