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083: August/September 2008

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The Armistice at Home and Abroad

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The Armistice at Home and Abroad Armistice Day’s rejoicing spread throughout Britain at remarkable speed as the simple messages on the reverse of this postcard underline: What do you think of this - do you know all of them. Bert calls them Chiltern Terrace Washer Women. The date is on when they were taken. Some excitement. The date is almost c…


12 April 1918 : Pte John Thomas Dean

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John was conscripted into the army in Burnley in 1916. Initially serving as 36184 in the East Surrey Regiment, he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps prior to embarkation on active service. He was killed on 12th April 1918 and reported as missing in action. Having no known grave, John is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. 1…


Online Talk -The 9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment and the German Spring Offensive March 1918 by Neil Rosoman

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Neil will be talking about the 9th Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment at Maissemy, near St Quentin during the first week of the German Spring Offensive in March. The story of how a typical front-line Battalion fought for their lives under the most tremendous pressure to stand and hold as long as they could to give the reserves time to meet the c…