Pension Record Cards and Ledgers - how they fitted in to the bigger picture

Pension Record Cards and Ledgers - how they fitted in to the bigger picture

As many member of The Western Front Association will know, especially the those who have accessed the pension records, t…

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Deborah Tank Descendants Return : 92nd Anniversary of when the tank was knocked out

Deborah Tank Descendants Return : 92nd Anniversary of when the tank was knocked out

This article by Rob Kirk first appeared ten years ago in Bulletin 86 : Feb/March 2010 pp 11-12. Members receive Bulletin…

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Ypres Salient Tank Memorial unveiled at Poelcapelle 10 October 2009

Ypres Salient Tank Memorial unveiled at Poelcapelle 10 October 2009

This article by Rob Kirk first appeared ten years ago in Bulletin 86 : Feb/March 2010 pp 8 -10. Members receive Bulletin…

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The Wood Brothers of Stacksteads, Lancashire

The Wood Brothers of Stacksteads, Lancashire

Back in 2014, I was helping to plan my brother's stag party. We planned to go to Ypres to visit many of the First World …

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British Prisoner of War Deaths - a case study from one PoW camp

British Prisoner of War Deaths - a case study from one PoW camp

Lidzbark Warminski, previously known as Heilsberg, is a town in northern Poland. In 1918, the area was part of East Prus…

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'1917' - using the Pension Records to track down the characters in the film (if they'd been real!)

'1917' - using the Pension Records to track down the characters in the film (if they'…

The new film '1917' by Sam Mendes is about to be released in the UK (and has already been released in the USA). It has b…

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The Infamous Dutch Lady And Other Famous Espionage Agents of the Great War

The Infamous Dutch Lady And Other Famous Espionage Agents of the Great War

Arguably the two most famous, or infamous, individuals engaged in espionage during the Great War were an tall exotic dan…

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Identifying the Dead: a Short Study of the Identification Tags of 1914-1918

Identifying the Dead: a Short Study of the Identification Tags of 1914-1918

Introduction to Identification Discs and Tags of the First World War   Article by David O'Mara whose website is 'At So…

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Handbook of the 18 Pounder Field Gun

Handbook of the 18 Pounder Field Gun

This is the 1913 edition of the British Army Handbook of the 18 Pounder Field Gun of the British and Commonwealth Armies…

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Truth in the Telling: A Review of 1917

Truth in the Telling: A Review of 1917

There is much to write about the film 1917. But in the interest of those prospective cinema-goers who will journey to th…

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The father and son killed on the same day

The father and son killed on the same day

There are of course lots of coincidences in the First World War, but one that is quite remarkable is that of the father …

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1917: Right Story, Wrong Location

1917: Right Story, Wrong Location

The following piece, by military historian Andrew Rawson discusses the location implied in the new film '1917'. I am no…

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