Each One a Pocket Hercules: The Bantam Experiment and the case of the 35th Division

Each One a Pocket Hercules: The Bantam Experiment and the case of the 35th …

Each One a Pocket Hercules1: The Bantam Experiment and the case of the 35th Division Few episodes i…

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The Men in felt hats : Secretary of State for War R.B.Haldane and the creation of the Territorial Force Reserve

The Men in felt hats : Secretary of State for War R.B.Haldane and the creat…

In March 1910, two years after the formation of the Territorial Force (TF), R.B.Haldane, the Secreta…

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The Indian Cavalry at Cambrai

The Indian Cavalry at Cambrai

Cavalry in the First World War was rarely used, at least in its traditional mounted role. A famous e…

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The Abandoned St Quentin  Memorial to the Missing

The Abandoned St Quentin Memorial to the Missing

In 1926, the French government raised serious concern at the number of free-standing memorials being…

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Don’t forget the ‘War Donkey’

Don’t forget the ‘War Donkey’

There are many books, dramas and films that have brought different aspects of the Great War to the f…

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The Shot At Dawn Memorial

The Shot At Dawn Memorial

In May 2001 HRH the Duchess of Kent officially opened the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, St…

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From the Archives: Lost and found in France

From the Archives: Lost and found in France

This is a story of two great French artefacts – one lost and one found. In an edition of the WFA Bu…

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Memories of the child of an Imperial War Graves Gardener

Memories of the child of an Imperial War Graves Gardener

In November 1999, a WFA member called Frank Burns of Scruton, Yorkshire, was invited to address a lo…

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Commercialism the new  enemy of the Salient (The Times 1919)

Commercialism the new enemy of the Salient (The Times 1919)

How many of us have paused to ponder the incongruity of our comfort break in the Grand Place at Ypre…

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Captain Prideaux and his  Box Brownie at Ploegsteert

Captain Prideaux and his Box Brownie at Ploegsteert

Photography had already established itself as a popular hobby by the time of the Great War, and ‘The…

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Luke Leadbeater - remembered by the fiancée he never married 100 years on

Luke Leadbeater - remembered by the fiancée he never married 100 years on

On 22 November 1917, there occurred in Belgium the death of Private Luke Leadbeater. A single man, i…

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Remember On This Day

Remember On This Day

Those who served and died during the First World War remembered.

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