Eton Street 'Shrine' in Hull and the loss of the Earl

Eton Street 'Shrine' in Hull and the loss of the Earl

At the corner of Eton Street and Hessle Road in Hull stood until recently a branch of the Yorkshire Bank. As with most c…

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How Far was the Shells Crisis of 1915 Exploited by David Lloyd George for his own Political Gain?

How Far was the Shells Crisis of 1915 Exploited by David Lloyd George for his own Pol…

This article is by 17-year old Jack Moyse and is based on his essay which was the runner-up for the Colin Hardy Memorial…

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To What Extent was the Empire’s Commemoration of Those who Served During the First World War Equal?

To What Extent was the Empire’s Commemoration of Those who Served During the First Wo…

This article is by Matthew Cogan aged 19, and is based on his essay which won the Colin Hardy Memorial Prize. Matthew is…

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Reduced and Reconstituted British Divisions, 1918

Reduced and Reconstituted British Divisions, 1918

During the spring and summer of 1918, both the War Office and GHQ in France faced a difficult dilemma. Having already re…

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The workhorse of the staff: The Vauxhall D-Type staff car

The workhorse of the staff: The Vauxhall D-Type staff car

If asked to suggest the most numerous (or even preferred) type of ‘Staff Car’ used by British Generals and other officer…

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A soldier of the Cheshire Regiment - thrice missing: Private Peter Mahon

A soldier of the Cheshire Regiment - thrice missing: Private Peter Mahon

On the day I began writing this article - 11 November 2020 – I reflected, as did we all, upon the burial of the 'Unknown…

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From cruiseship to armed merchant cruiser and spy catcher….

From cruiseship to armed merchant cruiser and spy catcher….

The ship that was HMS Viknor was built in 1888 as a passenger liner, the ‘Atrato’, for use on routes between Britain and…

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The Road to Sheik Sa’ad

The Road to Sheik Sa’ad

On the outbreak of war, the 1st Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders were in India but were ordered to move to France, …

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The First World War paid off?

The First World War paid off?

This article was originally published in 'Stand To!' number 104 in September 2015. Members of The Western Front Associat…

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The Loss of HM Yacht Iolaire

The Loss of HM Yacht Iolaire

Hogmanay 1918….and many families in the Western Isles awaited with great anticipation the imminent return of husbands, f…

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A Christmas party – then tragedy

A Christmas party – then tragedy

The band of the Royal Marines played….a film show ran…….and then tragedy…..as a series of explosions ripped through HMS …

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How to research Canadian Soldiers from the First World War

How to research Canadian Soldiers from the First World War

We are sometimes asked about how to undertake research for servicemen who were killed in the Great War. Whilst there are…

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