The Grimson family and the First World War

The Grimson family and the First World War

As with many spheres of life, the arts suffered many losses as a result of the First World War as ex…

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Tragedy and Heroism in the Davidson Family in March 1916

Tragedy and Heroism in the Davidson Family in March 1916

On 28 March 1916, a pharmacist in Montrose, Scotland, dropped dead. The man’s wife duly wrote to the…

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Sir John Edward Fowler – the Last Repatriation from The Western Front in 1915?

Sir John Edward Fowler – the Last Repatriation from The Western Front in 19…

By April 1915 the exhumation of bodies from the Western Front and their repatriation was banned. …

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Different Truths from the Same Battle

Different Truths from the Same Battle

As dawn broke on the morning of 6 May 1915, the men of the 1/6th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusilie…

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The US 2nd Division at Blanc Mont Ridge by Major General by David T Zabecki

The US 2nd Division at Blanc Mont Ridge by Major General by David T Zabecki…

[This article first appeared in the October 1918 edition of Stand To! No. 113] The US 2nd Division’…

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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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