The Military Service (Civil Liabilities) Department

The Military Service (Civil Liabilities) Department

Perhaps one of the most unusual items to be found within the Ministry of Pension card index are the …

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Other Ranks Survived: The Final Release of Pension Records

Other Ranks Survived: The Final Release of Pension Records

The final set of Pension Record Cards has just been published by our partners 'Ancestry.co.uk' on th…

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Friendly Fire: The Life and Death of Frank Downes

Friendly Fire: The Life and Death of Frank Downes

Paul Brant, who has done splendid work in recording and preserving memory of the Great War in North …

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Just because it’s official doesn’t mean it’s right

Just because it’s official doesn’t mean it’s right

'It’s an ill wind …  ' The pandemic has certainly limited options, but at the same time it has focu…

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First World War Memorial at Galle, Sri Lanka

First World War Memorial at Galle, Sri Lanka

The Great War of 1914-1918 was a truly global conflict which was felt in countries like Sri Lanka (t…

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The ‘Battle' of May Island January 1917 and K-Class Submarines of the First World War

The ‘Battle' of May Island January 1917 and K-Class Submarines of the First…

This was neither a ‘battle’ nor an engagement of any kind with the enemy, but nonetheless, it left o…

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Do WWI helmets protect against shock waves as well as modern designs?

Do WWI helmets protect against shock waves as well as modern designs?

Medical engineers from Duke University have demonstrated that, despite significant advancements in p…

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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 …

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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 h…

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

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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 th…

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

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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 dilemm…

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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 Genera…

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