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11 November 1918 Pvt (ex-Sgt) Henry Nicolas Gunther, Co A, 313th Infantry Regiment, US Army.

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Henry was a bank employee prior to his enlistment in September 1917. A supply sergeant in Company A, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division at the time of his arrival in France in July 1918, he was shortly afterwards demoted to private after censors intercepted a letter he had written to a friend urging him not to enlist. On the morning of 11 …


024: Winter 1988

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Sdt Augustin Joseph Louis Victorin Trébuchon, 415e RI.

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The last French soldier to be killed in action during the Great War, Augustin was born on 30 May 1878 in the small farming village of Montchabrier (Lozère), Languedoc-Roussillon. The eldest of five children, Augustin was orphaned during his teenage years and, prior to enlistment in his compulsory military service, worked as a communal shepherd in o…


The Armistice at Home and Abroad : 11 November 1918

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The Armistice at Home and Abroad Armistice Day’s rejoicing spread throughout Britain at remarkable speed as the simple messages on the reverse of this postcard underline: What do you think of this - do you know all of them. Bert calls them Chiltern Terrace Washer Women. The date is on when they were taken. Some excitement. The date is almost cer…


Commemorating the attack on Riqueval Bridge : one of the greatest battles fought by the British Army

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The attack on the St Quentin Canal was one of the greatest battles ever fought by the British Army. Once taken, on 29 September 1918, the Riqueval Bridge became a vital supply line over the St Quentin Canal for artillery, tanks, trucks and men. Hear about the daring attack by Captain Charlton to take the bridge with nine men. Hear about the as…


113: October 2018 Special Edition

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11 November 1918 : Pte George Edwin Ellison

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Born in York in the early autumn of 1878, at the 1881 England Census, the 2 year old George was living with his father James (Confectioner) and mother Mary at 4 Union Court, York. A decade later at the 1901 Census, George and the family are living in West Hartelpool. Father is given as a Sweet/Jam Boiler and George a barman (now age 22) in a publi…


ONLINE: 'November 1918: The Armistice and How the War Ended' by Prof Stephen Badsey

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The presentation will be live and online.  In this talk Professor Stephen Badsey examines the Armistice of 11 November 1918 which ended the war on the Western Front. The heart of the story is how the negotiators on either side were selected, how they were able to meet safely on board the famous railway carriage in Compiegne forest, what their ri…