Escape from the Desert

Escape from the Desert

This article could almost be taken from a “Boys Own” story of Great War adventures.  It features a d…

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The VC that never was: Colonel Souter's gallantry against the Senussi, 1916

The VC that never was: Colonel Souter's gallantry against the Senussi, 1916…

Colonel Hugh Maurice Wellesley Souter was born in India in 1872. Originally commissioned into the Ma…

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One of the last true cavalry charges: The Charge of The Dorset Yeomanry at Agagia, Western Desert, 26 February 1916

One of the last true cavalry charges: The Charge of The Dorset Yeomanry at …

Britain's declaration of war on Turkey on 5 November 1914 created a threat to the vital artery of th…

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'Rikki' Little: Australia's Greatest Ace

'Rikki' Little: Australia's Greatest Ace

As the ‘Camel’ pilot approached dark shape in the gloom of the late May evening, he recognised it as…

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The British Route to War

The British Route to War

Britain's entry into the Great War is far more complex than the reason for the country embarking on …

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A training exercise goes horribly wrong: The tragedy at Gainsborough, 19 February 1915

A training exercise goes horribly wrong: The tragedy at Gainsborough, 19 Fe…

At the turn of the last century the Heavy Woollen area of the West Riding of Yorkshire, centred arou…

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The discovery and identification of the Beaucamps Ligny Fifteen

The discovery and identification of the Beaucamps Ligny Fifteen

In the autumn of 2009, during excavation work for a building project, human remains were discovered …

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Zeppelins over Norfolk

Zeppelins over Norfolk

The First World War was a conflict of many firsts. While the Great War saw the debut of mass public …

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Medo and Mbalama Hill, Portuguese East Africa, 12 - 24 April 1918

Medo and Mbalama Hill, Portuguese East Africa, 12 - 24 April 1918

In late November 1917 Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and his men crossed the Rovuma River from Germ…

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We Rest Below the Waves

We Rest Below the Waves

Stoker 1st Class Herbert Allcorn had already served five years in the Royal Navy and was on Reserve …

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The world’s largest pre-atomic explosion: Halifax Harbour 1917

The world’s largest pre-atomic explosion: Halifax Harbour 1917

Not all fatalities that occurred in the First World War were as a direct result of enemy action. The…

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Battle of the Falklands 1914

Battle of the Falklands 1914

“We landed to bury our dead.  The dignified memorial service in Port Stanley Cathedral, and the sig…

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