The Unknowns Continue to Appear – the Work of the War Graves Adjudication Unit by Emma Worrall

The Unknowns Continue to Appear – the Work of the War Graves Adjudication U…

[This article first appeared in the November 2020 Special Edition of Stand To! The Unknown Warrior: …

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Five Sons Lost in the First World War

Five Sons Lost in the First World War

For many years, it was thought that only one British family had suffered the loss of five sons durin…

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The Disappearing Gunner

The Disappearing Gunner

There are, of course, thousands of men who were killed in the Great War who have no known grave. It …

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Albert Perkins - Who Do We Think He Is?

Albert Perkins - Who Do We Think He Is?

Many members of The Western Front Association will no doubt enjoy watching the BBC’s long-running se…

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An ‘Enthusiastic’ Response to War? British social responses to the outbreak of the First World War.

An ‘Enthusiastic’ Response to War? British social responses to the outbreak…

This is an MA Dissertation submitted to the University of Wolverhampton as part of their 'History of…

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Donald Where’s Your Troosers?

Donald Where’s Your Troosers?

Once the stalemate of trench warfare set in during the autumn of 1914 it was not long before the Bri…

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The Real Winslow Boy

The Real Winslow Boy

In 1946, Terence Rattigan wrote the play ‘The Winslow Boy’ – a story of a father’s fight to clear hi…

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Le Cimetière Militaire de Soultzmatt, Alsace

Le Cimetière Militaire de Soultzmatt, Alsace

We came across the cemetery by chance, driving through the Val de Pâtre along a peaceful road heavy …

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Death of a Princess: The Destruction of HMS Princess Irene 27 May 1915

Death of a Princess: The Destruction of HMS Princess Irene 27 May 1915

In May 1913 the Canadian Pacific Railway had placed an order with Denny’s of Dumbarton for two new s…

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Private Alfred Berry and the Zeebrugge Raid 1918

Private Alfred Berry and the Zeebrugge Raid 1918

The Zeebrugge Raid of St. George’s Day 1918 was an audacious attempt by the Royal Navy to neutralise…

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'Health in returning veterans of the First World War: The impact of wounds, gassing, injury, and medical and psychological conditions from a study of the pension ledgers' by Dr Peter Hodgkinson

'Health in returning veterans of the First World War: The impact of wounds,…

Introduction – disability and impairment In 2021 some 24 volunteers from The Western Front Associat…

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Football in the First World War

Football in the First World War

For the the 2021/2022 season, Saturday 14 May marks the playing of the FA Cup final, 150 years on fr…

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