'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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How Reference numbers were used in WW1 Pension claims at Chelsea and in the Pension Issue Office

How Reference numbers were used in WW1 Pension claims at Chelsea and in the…

In this article the author looks at those pension reference systems used by the Ministry of Pensions…

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The Controversy of Commemoration in Ramsbottom after the First World War

The Controversy of Commemoration in Ramsbottom after the First World War

War memorials are contentious: the commissioning of large public sculptures has often divided commun…

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Brothers in Arms: Three Died and Three Survived the First World War

Brothers in Arms: Three Died and Three Survived the First World War

The First World War resulted in terrible suffering for many families, but the Willis family was amon…

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Field Artillery and Infantry on the Western Front during the FIrst World War

Field Artillery and Infantry on the Western Front during the FIrst World Wa…

In August 1914, and again in November 1918, the Royal Field Artillery of the British army was fighti…

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Harry Lauder: The World's First Musical Superstar and Broken Parent of the First World War

Harry Lauder: The World's First Musical Superstar and Broken Parent of the …

“Have you news of my boy Jack?" Not this tide. "When d'you think that he'll come back?" Not with thi…

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Daring to be different to help the disabled

Daring to be different to help the disabled

At the time of writing this item, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich finds himself in the headlines a…

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Frontline or Field ambulance?  Where were Chaplains best placed to help?

Frontline or Field ambulance? Where were Chaplains best placed to help?

On 25th April 1915 Father William Joseph Finn became the first British military chaplain to be kille…

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The Centenary of the lone English oak at Gallipoli

The Centenary of the lone English oak at Gallipoli

In the Spring of 1922, as part of a unique act of commemoration, the parents of a teenager killed at…

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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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