Leonard Maidment: missing, found, now remembered

Leonard Maidment: missing, found, now remembered

As Serjeant Leonard Maidment nervously waited in the pre-dawn gloom of the morning of 20 July 1918 preparing for his fir…

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Lewes and the Great War: The German Spring Offensive March 1918

Lewes and the Great War: The German Spring Offensive March 1918

The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, which marked Russia’s withdrawal from the war, was signed on 3rd March 1918 by the new Russ…

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Lewes and the Great War March

Lewes and the Great War March

During the early years of the war, March on the Western Front was a time of preparation for the spring offensives both s…

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Lewes and the Great War February Casualites

Lewes and the Great War February Casualites

February’s Lewes casualties provide a glimpse of the contrasting life experiences and backgrounds of residents of differ…

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Lewes and the Great War 1914-1918 January Casualties

Lewes and the Great War 1914-1918 January Casualties

By the end of autumn 1914 the German advance on Paris had been halted and both sides had dug in for the winter, creating…

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The Battle of the Somme - A Royal Flying Corps perspective

The Battle of the Somme - A Royal Flying Corps perspective

On 1st July 1916, the Battle of the Somme opened. With 60,000 casualties (including 20,000 dead) on the first day, this …

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Götterdämerung – June 1919  The End of the German High Seas Fleet  by Robin Brodhurst

Götterdämerung – June 1919 The End of the German High Seas Fleet by Robin Brodhurst…

The surrender and scuttling of the Kaiser’s High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands is a perfect example of …

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Victoria Crosses awarded on the Western Front

Victoria Crosses awarded on the Western Front

The Victoria Cross (VC) is awarded for 'conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy'. For a medal that is awarded …

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The Liverpool Scottish at Bellewaarde

The Liverpool Scottish at Bellewaarde

This article is intended to briefly tell the story of one not particularly well known action that took place on 16 June …

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Rex Warneford and the downing of LZ37

Rex Warneford and the downing of LZ37

Zeppelin raids on London had started as early as January 1915 when towns in North Norfolk came under attack. Although th…

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A Policeman on board

A Policeman on board

Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, was drowned in HMS Hampshire on 5 June 1916, when it sank just west of the O…

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‘Kitchener of Khartoum’ and HMS Hampshire

‘Kitchener of Khartoum’ and HMS Hampshire

Within Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, on the Island of Hoy on the Orkney Islands, is a memorial to the officers and men wh…

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