Fletching Church: Where Soldiers of the Great War Sleep

Fletching Church: Where Soldiers of the Great War Sleep

St. Andrew and St. Mary the Virgin is the parish church of Fletching, a charming little village in E…

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Swanky Syd and the Bunny Girl

Swanky Syd and the Bunny Girl

Last summer [2021] a friend gave me a copy of Bombshell: The Night Bobby Kennedy Killed Marilyn Monr…

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Everard Wyrall (1878-1932): Military Historian

Everard Wyrall (1878-1932): Military Historian

Last April [2021] I was asked to supervise a Wolverhampton University MA dissertation on 1/7th North…

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TrenchMapper by The Western Front Association

TrenchMapper by The Western Front Association

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A Lonely Island War Memorial: Stroma in the Pentland Firth

A Lonely Island War Memorial: Stroma in the Pentland Firth

Two miles north-west of John O’Groats lies the island of Stroma. The name translates from Old Nors…

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Horses on the Western Front by Elspeth Johnstone

Horses on the Western Front by Elspeth Johnstone

Horses on the Western Front by Elspeth Johnstone (This article first appeared in Gun Fire pp38-52. …

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Hooge in the the ‘Wipers Times’

Hooge in the the ‘Wipers Times’

The Wipers Times was published by soldiers fighting in the front line. It was produced by British so…

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The African American Experience in World War One

The African American Experience in World War One

There are several reasons why most Americans are not interested in World War One: they came to it …

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HMS Zubian:  A Tale of Two Halves

HMS Zubian: A Tale of Two Halves

On 15 February 1907 the first of the new Tribal Class destroyers, HMS Cossack, was launched and over…

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Education 2022 : Animals at War – The Winners

Education 2022 : Animals at War – The Winners

This year’s autumn competition for school invited students in Key Stage 3 students (12-14 year olds)…

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The Even Shorter, Sadder Military Career of Thomas Beech

The Even Shorter, Sadder Military Career of Thomas Beech

Thomas Beech’s military service in the Great War lasted officially for thirty-five days. He attested…

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Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve by Sue Light

Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve by Sue Light

A permanent reserve for Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNS) was f…

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