Gott Strafe England

Gott Strafe England

The 'withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line' of February 1917 enabled allied troops to occupy previously …

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How to research Australian and New Zealand Soldiers from the First World War

How to research Australian and New Zealand Soldiers from the First World Wa…

An earlier article has covered the potential sources available to those who are researching Canadian…

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‘And Bert’s gone syphilitic’ – The Real Tragedies Behind the Cane Hill Hospital Memorial at Croydon.

‘And Bert’s gone syphilitic’ – The Real Tragedies Behind the Cane Hill Hosp…

‘And Bert’s gone syphilitic’ – The Real Tragedies Behind the Cane Hill Hospital Memorial at Croydon.…

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Project Alias - the results and a searchable database

Project Alias - the results and a searchable database

During the First World War, for a variety of reasons, many soldiers enlisted and served under an ‘al…

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The tale of four lads from Buckie, Banffshire

The tale of four lads from Buckie, Banffshire

The fishing community of Buckie responded enthusiastically to the call for recruits on the outbreak …

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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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