The mobilisation of Britain’s military nurses

The mobilisation of Britain’s military nurses

The day after Britain entered the First World War, a ward sister at Charing Cross Hospital, Maud Hop…

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Southampton: The Gateway to War

Southampton: The Gateway to War

When Britain entered the First World War in August 1914, there was no question as to which port was …

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Major Mick Mannock and the ongoing mystery of his grave

Major Mick Mannock and the ongoing mystery of his grave

On 10 July 1918, Major Edward Mannock, who had recently been appointed to command 85 Squadron of the…

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Q-21 - HMS Prize and William Sanders VC

Q-21 - HMS Prize and William Sanders VC

HMS Prize also Q-21 was previously known as HMS First Prize and originally the German ship Else. She…

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Argentina in the Great War

Argentina in the Great War

Argentina was a neutral country during World War I. However, one-third of its population was made up…

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The quest for Grandad’s photo: Pte James Cooper, 1st. Bn. Essex Regiment

The quest for Grandad’s photo: Pte James Cooper, 1st. Bn. Essex Regiment

'The grassy slopes that crown the cliffs are carpeted with flowers.  The azure sky is cloudless and …

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Pantomime at sea: Q-ships in WW1

Pantomime at sea: Q-ships in WW1

The use of deception in warfare at sea was not new to the First World War – as an example, in 1681, …

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U-36 and the Prince Charles

U-36 and the Prince Charles

SM U-36 was a type U 31 submarine, commissioned on 14 November 1914 under the command of Kapitanleut…

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Was Lord Kitchener gay?

Was Lord Kitchener gay?

Ever since the publication of the biography entitled ‘Kitchener: Portrait of an Imperialist’ by Phil…

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The air raid on Chatham Drill Hall 3 September 1917

The air raid on Chatham Drill Hall 3 September 1917

On 3 September 1917, the Chatham Drill Hall – then a glass roofed building – was being used as a tem…

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The restoration of a ‘lost’ war memorial – Woodborough Road Baptist Church, Nottingham

The restoration of a ‘lost’ war memorial – Woodborough Road Baptist Church,…

The Woodborough Road Baptist church in Nottingham was an imposing late Victorian building, designed …

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Balloonatics

Balloonatics

There are many groups of combatants who could claim to be the ‘unsung’ heroes of the First World War…

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