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001: Spring 1981

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The Lion and The Rose: The 1/5th Battalion The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 1914-1919

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Reviewed by Bob Wyatt. The 1st/5th Battalion The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 1914-1919, is impressive. The majority of those who joined the 1/5th Territorial Battalion came from Lancaster, Morecombe, Blackpool and Fleetwood. They were very much ‘family’, many closely related with no less than seven father and son pairs. The author’s narrat…


30 January : ‘Reconstructing Flanders' fields after the Great War’ with Dries Claeys

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Although the war damage in Belgium was nowhere near the scale of the French 'regions dévastées', the Belgian countryside as well had to be restored. This was particularly the case in Ypres and its surrounding areas. Passchendaele, Messines, Langemarck were only few of the villages that were completely wiped off the map. Refugees and policymakers …


CANCELLED The Gun Machine:- by Rob Thompson

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'The Gun Machine: A Case Study of the Industrialisation of Battle during the Flanders Campaign, 1917. (More info to follow: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Rob Thompson,---  an “accidental” military historian who prior to becoming an…


22 January 1915: Pte Percy Gernon Boyd

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Parents Samuel Boyd (a book keeper for a shopping company in 1891, later an accountant) and Emma Boyd (nee Ker). In 1891, at 8 months old, at home wiht his parents, two older sisters Lillian and Mildred and a live in domestic servant. In 1911, his sisters are working as stenographers and Percy is a sugar refiner’s clerk, younger brother Gerald was …