Ministry of Pensions Regional Offices

Ministry of Pensions Regional Offices

After the First World War, the Ministry of Pensions - for a relatively short time - created a number…

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The R38 disaster

The R38 disaster

At the start of the war, in contrast to Germany, the British had limited experience of airships. Un…

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The 'fake' French Aristocrat at Etaples

The 'fake' French Aristocrat at Etaples

In the vast expanse of Etaples Military Cemetery are thousands of headstones. Each of these represen…

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The Low Moor Munitions Factory Explosion

The Low Moor Munitions Factory Explosion

Monday, August 21 in 1916 was a fine and sunny day, but would be remembered in the area of Low Moor …

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Using the RFC to unlock the workings of widow’s pensions

Using the RFC to unlock the workings of widow’s pensions

It was only in early 1915, 6 months in to the war, that the War Office began paying pensions to the …

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The Baralong Incident

The Baralong Incident

The Baralong was a 'three island' tramp steamer built in 1901 by Armstrong & Whitworth. She was …

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The Camera Returns No.7 by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

The Camera Returns No.7 by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

[This edition of The Camera Return was originally published in Stand To! No.29 in the Spring of 1989…

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Cecil Patrick Healy: the only Australian Olympic Gold medalist to die in war

Cecil Patrick Healy: the only Australian Olympic Gold medalist to die in wa…

Cecil Patrick Healy - the only Australian Olympic Gold medalist to die in war – was a prominent figu…

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The first RFC pilot to land in France 13 August 1914

The first RFC pilot to land in France 13 August 1914

At 6.25am on 13 August 1914, No.2 Squadron Royal Flying Corp mobilised for France. They were to foll…

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‘The scum of the earth’

‘The scum of the earth’

In 1813 the Duke of Wellington, angered by incidents of looting amongst his army, wrote sourly: ‘We …

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Finding the horses for war

Finding the horses for war

Horses and mules were not a marginal resource for the Army during the First World War - they were to…

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The safe passage of BEF troopships

The safe passage of BEF troopships

Comparatively little outside of the Official History has been written about the defensive measures e…

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