Le Cimetière Militaire de Soultzmatt, Alsace

Le Cimetière Militaire de Soultzmatt, Alsace

We came across the cemetery by chance, driving through the Val de Pâtre along a peaceful road heavy …

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Death of a Princess: The Destruction of HMS Princess Irene 27 May 1915

Death of a Princess: The Destruction of HMS Princess Irene 27 May 1915

In May 1913 the Canadian Pacific Railway had placed an order with Denny’s of Dumbarton for two new s…

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Private Alfred Berry and the Zeebrugge Raid 1918

Private Alfred Berry and the Zeebrugge Raid 1918

The Zeebrugge Raid of St. George’s Day 1918 was an audacious attempt by the Royal Navy to neutralise…

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Football in the First World War

Football in the First World War

For the the 2021/2022 season, Saturday 14 May marks the playing of the FA Cup final, 150 years on fr…

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How Reference numbers were used in WW1 Pension claims at Chelsea and in the Pension Issue Office

How Reference numbers were used in WW1 Pension claims at Chelsea and in the…

In this article the author looks at those pension reference systems used by the Ministry of Pensions…

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The Controversy of Commemoration in Ramsbottom after the First World War

The Controversy of Commemoration in Ramsbottom after the First World War

War memorials are contentious: the commissioning of large public sculptures has often divided commun…

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Brothers in Arms: Three Died and Three Survived the First World War

Brothers in Arms: Three Died and Three Survived the First World War

The First World War resulted in terrible suffering for many families, but the Willis family was amon…

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Field Artillery and Infantry on the Western Front during the FIrst World War

Field Artillery and Infantry on the Western Front during the FIrst World Wa…

In August 1914, and again in November 1918, the Royal Field Artillery of the British army was fighti…

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Harry Lauder: The World's First Musical Superstar and Broken Parent of the First World War

Harry Lauder: The World's First Musical Superstar and Broken Parent of the …

“Have you news of my boy Jack?" Not this tide. "When d'you think that he'll come back?" Not with thi…

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Daring to be different to help the disabled

Daring to be different to help the disabled

At the time of writing this item, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich finds himself in the headlines a…

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Frontline or Field ambulance?  Where were Chaplains best placed to help?

Frontline or Field ambulance? Where were Chaplains best placed to help?

On 25th April 1915 Father William Joseph Finn became the first British military chaplain to be kille…

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The Centenary of the lone English oak at Gallipoli

The Centenary of the lone English oak at Gallipoli

In the Spring of 1922, as part of a unique act of commemoration, the parents of a teenager killed at…

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