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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The Landings at Sedd-el-Bahr, Gallipoli

The Landings at Sedd-el-Bahr, Gallipoli

One of the most difficult military operations that can be undertaken is that of an opposed amphibiou…

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St George’s Day at Zeebrugge

St George’s Day at Zeebrugge

One of the reasons for Britain and her Empire going to war in 1914 was because of the perceived dang…

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The life and death of soldiers of West Indian Regiment at Seaford Camp, East Sussex during the First World War

The life and death of soldiers of West Indian Regiment at Seaford Camp, Eas…

Not such a pretty postcard from the seaside camp at Seaford during the First World War Set up in …

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Chelsea and the disabled soldier

Chelsea and the disabled soldier

At the outbreak of war in 1914 each of the two great military departments, the War Office and the Ad…

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Life and Death on the North Sea during the First World War

Life and Death on the North Sea during the First World War

Perhaps the subtitle of this piece should be 'Just One Week', for that was the length of time one of…

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John Christie Wright - Artist and Sculptor

John Christie Wright - Artist and Sculptor

Behind every name on a war memorial there is a story, but that of John Christie Wright, commemorated…

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The Labyrinth and the 6th Seaforth Highlanders

The Labyrinth and the 6th Seaforth Highlanders

The Labyrinth was a maze of trenches at the southern end of the Vimy Ridge, north east of the villag…

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