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 …

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
A soldier of the Cheshire Regiment - thrice missing: Private Peter Mahon

A soldier of the Cheshire Regiment - thrice missing: Private Peter Mahon

On the day I began writing this article, 11 November 2020, I reflected, as did we all, upon the buri…

Read More
Morning Attack Neuve Chapelle. A reminiscence from Fred Dixon

Morning Attack Neuve Chapelle. A reminiscence from Fred Dixon

I have never seen it mentioned anywhere that 'C' Company 2nd Leicestershire Regiment made an attack …

Read More
The Battle of Neuve Chapelle 1915

The Battle of Neuve Chapelle 1915

Despite the disappointments in the opening months of the First World War when the idea that "It will…

Read More
From cruiseship to armed merchant cruiser and spy catcher….

From cruiseship to armed merchant cruiser and spy catcher….

The ship that was HMS Viknor was built in 1888 as a passenger liner, the ‘Atrato’, for use on routes…

Read More
The Road to Sheik Sa’ad

The Road to Sheik Sa’ad

On the outbreak of war, the 1st Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders were in India but were ordered…

Read More
The First World War paid off?

The First World War paid off?

[This article was originally published in 'Stand To!' number 104 in September 2015. Members of The W…

Read More
The Loss of HM Yacht Iolaire 1st January 1919

The Loss of HM Yacht Iolaire 1st January 1919

Hogmanay 1918 and many families in the Western Isles awaited with great anticipation the imminent re…

Read More