The Ministry of Pensions during and after the Great War

The Ministry of Pensions during and after the Great War

The Ministry of Pensions was a truly monolithic organisation, by the end of 1920 it had 19,121 staff, was paying 1,600,0…

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The 'Old Lag' VC: John William Mariner

The 'Old Lag' VC: John William Mariner

In Gun Fire edition number 33, there is a short paragraph in the 'Notes and Queries' section dealing with a First World …

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Spring Forward, Fall Back. The changing of the clocks and WW1

Spring Forward, Fall Back. The changing of the clocks and WW1

Tonight (24 October), those of us in the UK will be putting our clocks by one hour as we move from British Summer Time t…

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I escape from Groningen!

I escape from Groningen!

After the fall of Antwerp in 1914, an R.N.D. Able Seaman is interned in Holland but escapes to England. The following i…

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Rupert Brooke - The Hood Battalion of the R.N.D.

Rupert Brooke - The Hood Battalion of the R.N.D.

This is a heavily cut-down version from the 'Letters of Rupert Brooke' which were published across four issues of Len Se…

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The Royal Naval Division at Passchendaele 1917

The Royal Naval Division at Passchendaele 1917

The Royal Naval Division at Passchendaele 1917 The following account is a short extract from the 7 part memoirs of Lead…

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The sinking of HMS Hawke

The sinking of HMS Hawke

Margaret Lyness died on 10 April 1987 and with her went one of the last connections with a major incident in the early w…

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Cpl. Henry White and HMHS Anglia

Cpl. Henry White and HMHS Anglia

Cpl. Henry Richard White signed up early in the war joining the Royal Berkshire Regiment on 6th Nov 1914. He was 17 and …

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PG Wodehouse, the real 'Jeeves' and his Great War

PG Wodehouse, the real 'Jeeves' and his Great War

One of the greatest writers in the English language is PG Wodehouse whose books are still a joy to read well over one hu…

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The Three Pannell Brothers - 'The Day Sussex Died'

The Three Pannell Brothers - 'The Day Sussex Died'

The Three Pannell Brothers - 'The Day Sussex Died' The story of the five Souls brothers, who were all killed during the…

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Project ALIAS - the largest collaborative project in the history of The Western Front Association

Project ALIAS - the largest collaborative project in the history of The Western Front…

Project ALIAS - the largest collaborative project in the history of The Western Front Association This article pre-supp…

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George Peachment: one of the youngest recipients of the Victoria Cross

George Peachment: one of the youngest recipients of the Victoria Cross

George Peachment was, when he enlisted, not much different from many other young volunteers in that he lied about his ag…

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