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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Lewes  War Memorial by Dr Graham Mayhew

Lewes War Memorial by Dr Graham Mayhew

Erected in 1922, following a design competition judged by the Slade Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge University, Lew…

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Free access to the ‘Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918’ and ‘New Zealand Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918’ databases

Free access to the ‘Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918’ and ‘New Zealand An…

The ‘Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918’ and ‘New Zealand Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918’ databases are r…

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A Farewell to the Army Service Corps: The story of  'another' Ernest on the Piave

A Farewell to the Army Service Corps: The story of 'another' Ernest on the Piave

Many of those with a passing interest in the First World War may be familiar with the semi-autobiographical account 'A F…

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