‘Two years in the making. Ten minutes in the destroying’ – A Sheffield soldier at the heart of ‘Covenant with Death’.

‘Two years in the making. Ten minutes in the destroying’ – A Sheffield soldier at the…

John Harris’s 1961 book, ‘Covenant with Death’, is a well-known ‘fictionary’ account of the Sheffield City Battalion, ta…

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Howitzers, wounds and a pension

Howitzers, wounds and a pension

“The war of 1914-18 was an artillery war: artillery was the battle winner, artillery was what caused the greatest loss o…

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General Sir Henry Wilson and the Disaster at Vimy - The German attack on IV Corps

General Sir Henry Wilson and the Disaster at Vimy - The German attack on IV Corps

If anyone who has an interest in the Great War is asked name an event associated with Vimy Ridge, it is likely that 9 ou…

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One Man’s Lifelong Link to Vimy - Donald Wood's Story

One Man’s Lifelong Link to Vimy - Donald Wood's Story

In July 1936, the impressive Canadian National Vimy Memorial was unveiled by King Edward VIII in front of a gathering me…

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Grandad’s war is worth remembering

Grandad’s war is worth remembering

For many people interested in the First World War, initial enthusiasm can often be traced back to an old sepia photograp…

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Riding through the ruins of war on the Circuit des Champs de Bataille

Riding through the ruins of war on the Circuit des Champs de Bataille

In April 1919, barely six months after hostilities had ceased, the toughest bicycle race in history was staged across th…

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The original long distance bombers

The original long distance bombers

Most of us are familiar with the RAF bombing campaigns of the Second World War, but few are aware that such cities as Co…

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The Arras and Loos Trenches at Blackpool

The Arras and Loos Trenches at Blackpool

One of the lesser-known legacies of the First World War is the impact it had on charity – it is estimated that the numbe…

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Betty Stevenson – ‘the Happy Warrior’

Betty Stevenson – ‘the Happy Warrior’

Within days of the war being declared the YMCA established recreation centres in the United Kingdom – largely near railw…

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From ceremonial duties to First Ypres and beyond: The 1st Life Guards and their single worst day of the war

From ceremonial duties to First Ypres and beyond: The 1st Life Guards and their singl…

This is a brief account of one cavalry regiment's war which reached its nadir in very unlikely circumstances whilst they…

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Horey parents’ pilgrimage to the Somme

Horey parents’ pilgrimage to the Somme

Some of the most moving photographs in the 40-year archive of The Western Front Association are those featuring the bere…

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Childhood memories of Gallipoli in the 1920s

Childhood memories of Gallipoli in the 1920s

The passion of members of the Western Front Association is such that few fail to recognise an important historic account…

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