The golden locket, the hidden grave and the forgotten soldier

The golden locket, the hidden grave and the forgotten soldier

On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, as the independent Irish Republic was being declared from the steps of the General Post…

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The Battle for the South Dublin Union 1916

The Battle for the South Dublin Union 1916

On 24 April 1916, Patrick Pearse declared an independent Irish republic from the steps of the General Post Office on Sac…

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The Battle of Mount Street Bridge, Dublin, 1916

The Battle of Mount Street Bridge, Dublin, 1916

Dublin, Ireland is very far from the killing fields of the Western Front. Yet it was here in the spring of 1916 that tho…

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The Easter Rising - Dublin 1916

The Easter Rising - Dublin 1916

The Battles of the First World War took place in many countries and across various continents - from China to Lake Tanga…

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Royal Automobile Club Volunteer Force 1914

Royal Automobile Club Volunteer Force 1914

In August 1914 the British Expeditionary Force embarked for France and was considered the most professional army ever to…

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The 1/7th Royal Scots and the Quintinshill Rail Disaster

The 1/7th Royal Scots and the Quintinshill Rail Disaster

At the time of the First World War, Britain had a large number of railway companies each owning varying amounts of track…

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The first footballer killed in 1914: Larrett Roebuck of Huddersfield Town

The first footballer killed in 1914: Larrett Roebuck of Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town full-back Larrett Roebuck was the first professional footballer from the English Leagues to be killed …

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The Baron and the Barmaid

The Baron and the Barmaid

Sir John French, the commander-in-chief of the BEF until December 1915 was one of the many Anglo-Irish who served in the…

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Absolution at Aubers

Absolution at Aubers

Although the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March 1915 had given grounds for optimism, in the weeks following this battle, …

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'Aces Low': The Wimbledon Champion at Aubers

'Aces Low': The Wimbledon Champion at Aubers

In the years leading up to the First World War, one of the most famous sportsmen of the Edwardian era was Anthony (Tony)…

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Medal Index Cards

Medal Index Cards

During the late part of the First World War the Army Medal Office began a system of making out an index card for each in…

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The Execution of the 'Iron Twelve'

The Execution of the 'Iron Twelve'

The Execution of the 'Iron Twelve' The early weeks of the First World War saw the Germans advancing across most of Belg…

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