From Schoolboy to Battalion Commander: Cecil Crichton-Browne : 13 December 1918

From Schoolboy to Battalion Commander: Cecil Crichton-Browne : 13 December …

Captain (Acting Major) Cecil Harold Crichton-Browne was aged just 22 when he died on 13 December 191…

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The King Crater Incident and the Courts Martial : November / December 1916

The King Crater Incident and the Courts Martial : November / December 1916

The Bantam Division is the stuff of legend. Its correct military designation was 35th Division but i…

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Each One a Pocket Hercules: The Bantam Experiment and the case of the 35th Division

Each One a Pocket Hercules: The Bantam Experiment and the case of the 35th …

Each One a Pocket Hercules (1) : The Bantam Experiment and the case of the 35th Division Few episod…

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The Men in felt hats : Secretary of State for War R.B.Haldane and the creation of the Territorial Force Reserve

The Men in felt hats : Secretary of State for War R.B.Haldane and the creat…

In March 1910, two years after the formation of the Territorial Force (TF), R.B.Haldane, the Secreta…

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The Indian Cavalry at Cambrai : 30 November 1917

The Indian Cavalry at Cambrai : 30 November 1917

Cavalry in the First World War was rarely used, at least in its traditional mounted role. A famous e…

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The Abandoned St Quentin  Memorial to the Missing

The Abandoned St Quentin Memorial to the Missing

In 1926 the French government raised serious concern at the number of free-standing memorials being …

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Don’t forget the ‘War Donkey’

Don’t forget the ‘War Donkey’

There are many books, dramas and films that have brought different aspects of the Great War to the f…

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The Shot At Dawn Memorial

The Shot At Dawn Memorial

In May 2001 HRH the Duchess of Kent officially opened the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, St…

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From the Archives: Lost and found in France

From the Archives: Lost and found in France

This is a story of two great French artefacts: one lost and one found. In an edition of the WFA Bul…

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Memories of the child of an Imperial War Graves Gardener

Memories of the child of an Imperial War Graves Gardener

In November 1999, a WFA member called Frank Burns of Scruton, Yorkshire, was invited to address a lo…

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Commercialism the new  enemy of the Salient (The Times 1919)

Commercialism the new enemy of the Salient (The Times 1919)

How many of us have paused to ponder the incongruity of our comfort break in the Grand Place at Ypre…

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Captain Prideaux and his  Box Brownie at Ploegsteert

Captain Prideaux and his Box Brownie at Ploegsteert

Photography had already established itself as a popular hobby by the time of the Great War, and ‘The…

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