The Loss of the HMT Transylvania 4 May 1917

The Loss of the HMT Transylvania 4 May 1917

The liner Transylvania was completed just before the outbreak of the First World War and was to have…

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The Manchester United v  Liverpool match fixing scandal of 1915

The Manchester United v Liverpool match fixing scandal of 1915

Association football had, despite the outbreak of the First World War, not been suspended by the tim…

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The Irish Struggle for Home Rule by Dr Graham Mayhew

The Irish Struggle for Home Rule by Dr Graham Mayhew

The Irish struggle for home rule and subsequently independence can be traced back to the Act of Un…

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Stereoscope images from the Western Front and elsewhere

Stereoscope images from the Western Front and elsewhere

Having just published the initial batch of stereoscopic images on The Western Front Association's we…

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Pension Record Card Project 'Hometown' and The French Connection

Pension Record Card Project 'Hometown' and The French Connection

While working on The Western Front Association's ‘Big Push’ project, my wife (Management) was adding…

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A Suitable Woman for the Job

A Suitable Woman for the Job

It's rare to find any reference to the background of women who served as military nurses during the …

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British Military Nurses and the Great War: a Guide to the Services

British Military Nurses and the Great War: a Guide to the Services

Little has been written about British military nurses during the Great War, and few primary sources …

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Blacks v. Whites 29 April 1919 Winchester, Hampshire

Blacks v. Whites 29 April 1919 Winchester, Hampshire

Blacks v. Whites Fight at Winchester Camp. A dozen men wounded. This shocking headline appeared in…

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The Forgotten Front: East Africa 1914-1918

The Forgotten Front: East Africa 1914-1918

In Britain, most of the commemorative anniversaries held to mark events or battles or the First Worl…

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'A Grant to Buy a Drum' what Acting-Sergeant Jesse Byford's Pension Card Reveals

'A Grant to Buy a Drum' what Acting-Sergeant Jesse Byford's Pension Card Re…

Acting-Sergeant Jesse Byford was given a pension when he was discharged on the 31st October 1917, as…

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The Story of the 62nd  (West Riding) Division by Everard Wyrall

The Story of the 62nd (West Riding) Division by Everard Wyrall

Depending on how one would define a Divisional History, approximately forty British Divisional Histo…

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William Barnard Rhodes-Moorhouse – the first aviator VC

William Barnard Rhodes-Moorhouse – the first aviator VC

One of the original ‘magnificent men’, the story of William Barnard Rhodes-Moorhouse is truly fascin…

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