A Memoir of the Final Advance 1918

A Memoir of the Final Advance 1918

A Memoir of the Final Advance 1918 by Sergeant W G Sweet, 2nd Monmouthshire edited by Barry Johnson (This article first…

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Captain Horace Coomber

Captain Horace Coomber

Captain Horace Coomber By Gareth Morgan    This article first appeared in the Australian Society of WWI Aero Histor…

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Haig and the Cavalry

Haig and the Cavalry

By Bob Bushaway Reproduced with the permission of the 'Journal of the Centre for First World War Studies'.   Why are …

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The First Tanks at Elveden by David Fletcher

The First Tanks at Elveden by David Fletcher

Tank No. 713, another male, built by the Oldbury Railway Wagon and Carriage Company seen here at Elveden …

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Lance Corporal William Cotter

Lance Corporal William Cotter

The following account is based on Gerald Gliddon's account of Cotter's career published in 'VCs of the First World War: …

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The story of how 2nd Lieut. Edward Felix Baxter was awarded the VC

The story of how 2nd Lieut. Edward Felix Baxter was awarded the VC

The short biography that follows is based on the account which appears in Gerald Gliddon's 'VCs of the First World War: …

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Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Carter DSO and Bar, MC and Bar

Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Carter DSO and Bar, MC and Bar

This article is the story of a man from a working class background who joined the British Army as a private soldier in 1…

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'The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme 1916' reflections by Rev. Dr Robert Beaken

'The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme 1916' reflections by Rev. Dr Robert Beaken

‘A slightly amended version of this article first appeared in the Church Times'. I once met an old lady in a parish in …

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How a Stockton man won the VC

How a Stockton man won the VC

Ted Cooper writes how his granda won the VC. Edward Cooper was born in Stockton on the 4th May 1896.  He left scho…

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An Irish Soldier in the British Army

An Irish Soldier in the British Army

Survivors of 47 Brigade going back to rest area after the Battle of Guillemont-Ginchy, September 1916. Image: clarelib…

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Romania

Romania

Romania   By Harald Heppner and Rudolf Gräf   World War I afforded the first opportunity for modern Romania to parti…

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Victoria Crosses Won on the Western Front

Victoria Crosses Won on the Western Front

The Victoria Cross (VC) is awarded for 'conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy'. For a medal that is awa…

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