Visiting and Revisiting the battlefields, 1919-1938 by Prof. Mark Connelly.

Visiting and Revisiting the battlefields, 1919-1938 by Prof. Mark Connelly.

Tourists in Ypres, Whit Monday, 1919. Image from the Imperial War Museum collection (c) Jeremy Gordon-Smith  By Prof.…

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Some Prominent British Generals and their Fortunes in The Great War

Some Prominent British Generals and their Fortunes in The Great War

Introduction At first sight, the neophyte amateur war historian may find the nomenclature of the war of 1914-1918 …

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Vera Brittain - The Militant Pacifist: Misconceptions of her Importance in Military History

Vera Brittain - The Militant Pacifist: Misconceptions of her Importance in Military H…

By Dr. Phylomena H. Badsey Originally published by the Journal of the Centre for First World Studies. Posted here …

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Field Marshal Haig assessed by John Terraine

Field Marshal Haig assessed by John Terraine

Field Marshall Haig Essay on Leadership and War (John Terraine. First published in Stand To! Number 26, Summer 1989 …

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Tackling the six biggest classroom clichés of the First World War

Tackling the six biggest classroom clichés of the First World War

Teaching the Great War and tackling the classroom clichés Teaching History at School Image from 'Peace and War Inter…

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Why the British Army did not mutiny en masse on the Western Front during the First World War

Why the British Army did not mutiny en masse on the Western Front during the First Wo…

Why the British Army did not mutiny en masse on the Western Front during the First World War Many historians of the G…

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The Rationale for and the Deployment of Poisonous Gas on The Western Front in the Great War

The Rationale for and the Deployment of Poisonous Gas on The Western Front in the Gre…

The rationale for and the deployment of poisonous gas on The Western Front in the Great War Introduction In early 19…

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The BEF, Human Diseases and Trench Warfare on The Western Front

The BEF, Human Diseases and Trench Warfare on The Western Front

The BEF, Human Diseases and Trench Warfare on The Western Front Introduction   The Great War was the first major co…

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Trench Diseases of the First World War

Trench Diseases of the First World War

Trench Diseases of the First World War Introduction to the Western Front The establishment by the belligerent nations,…

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The One Hundred Days

The One Hundred Days

The Final One Hundred Days of the Western Front   Introduction   The British involvement in war on the Western Front…

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'From Private to Major via the Foresters Arms': The life, death and rediscovery of Octavius Darby-Griffith, MC

'From Private to Major via the Foresters Arms': The life, death and rediscovery of Oc…

British visitors to the south of France will often take the A26 'Autoroute des Anglais' out of Calais. Some 140 miles do…

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Major 'Alastair' Soutar, M.C.

Major 'Alastair' Soutar, M.C.

One of the well known 'classic' accounts of the First World War is 'Twelve Days' published in 1933 (and more recently re…

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