The loss of HMS Bulwark

The loss of HMS Bulwark

Losses of life in the First World War are more often than not attributed to engagements in battle or enemy action of som…

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The Battle of Dogger Bank

The Battle of Dogger Bank

The naval arms race between Britain and Germany had, in the early years of the 20th Century, been a major contribution t…

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Escape from the Desert

Escape from the Desert

This article could almost be taken from a “Boys Own” story of Great War adventures.  It features a daring raid by one of…

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The VC that never was: Colonel Souter's gallantry against the Senussi, 1916

The VC that never was: Colonel Souter's gallantry against the Senussi, 1916

Colonel Hugh Maurice Wellesley Souter was born in India in 1872. Originally commissioned into the Manchester Regiment, h…

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One of the last true cavalry charges: The Charge of The Dorset Yeomanry at Agagia, Western Desert, 26 February 1916

One of the last true cavalry charges: The Charge of The Dorset Yeomanry at Agagia, We…

Britain's declaration of war on Turkey on 5 November 1914 created a threat to the vital artery of the British Empire – t…

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'Rikki' Little: Australia's Greatest Ace

'Rikki' Little: Australia's Greatest Ace

As the ‘Camel’ pilot approached dark shape in the gloom of the late May evening, he recognised it as a Gotha bomber – on…

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The British Route to War

The British Route to War

Britain's entry into the Great War is far more complex than the reason for the country embarking on the Second World War…

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A training exercise goes horribly wrong: The tragedy at Gainsborough, 19 February 1915

A training exercise goes horribly wrong: The tragedy at Gainsborough, 19 February 191…

At the turn of the last century the Heavy Woollen area of the West Riding of Yorkshire, centred around Dewsbury, was a h…

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The discovery and identification of the Beaucamps Ligny Fifteen

The discovery and identification of the Beaucamps Ligny Fifteen

In the autumn of 2009, during excavation work for a building project, human remains were discovered between the villages…

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Zeppelins over Norfolk

Zeppelins over Norfolk

The First World War was a conflict of many firsts. While the Great War saw the debut of mass public recruitment as well …

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We Rest Below the Waves

We Rest Below the Waves

Stoker 1st Class Herbert Allcorn had already served five years in the Royal Navy and was on Reserve when he was called b…

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The world’s largest pre-atomic explosion: Halifax Harbour 1917

The world’s largest pre-atomic explosion: Halifax Harbour 1917

Not all fatalities that occurred in the First World War were as a direct result of enemy action. There are many examples…

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