The Battle of Jutland: A Boy Telegraphist : 31 May 1916

The Battle of Jutland: A Boy Telegraphist : 31 May 1916

On 31 May 1916 the largest naval battle of the First World War took place off the coast Denmark. the…

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Divisional Memorials on the Western Front

Divisional Memorials on the Western Front

It all started with a conversation. Clive Harris, on one of the excellent battlefield tours run by B…

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Colour patches in the Australian forces

Colour patches in the Australian forces

It is often difficult to identify the units men served in from the photographs that are available. T…

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For the Fallen - the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in many lands

For the Fallen - the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in many lands

Whilst it is unimaginable for any battlefield tour not to include at least one cemetery, the sad fac…

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A Tragedy at Glamis Castle 1915

A Tragedy at Glamis Castle 1915

In 1915 an R.F.C. aeroplane, crewed by two newly-qualified pilots, crashed in the grounds of Glamis …

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The Five Baldock-Apps brothers from Hurst Green

The Five Baldock-Apps brothers from Hurst Green

Some people will know of the sacrifice of the Souls family from Great Rissington in the Cotswolds.…

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Doc ‘Pete’: A Baltimorean with the Royal Fusiliers, 1917-18

Doc ‘Pete’: A Baltimorean with the Royal Fusiliers, 1917-18

As the US went to war in April 1917 without tanks, aircraft, heavy artillery, or more than a handful…

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Military Factsheet Number 7 : Unit Organisation: Royal Horse Artillery, Royal Field Artillery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Military Factsheet Number 7 : Unit Organisation: Royal Horse Artillery, Roy…

The Western Front Association has recently re-published a total of sixteen 'Military Factsheets' ori…

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Hawthorn Ridge : a forensic investigation into the archaeology and history of Hawthorn Crater

Hawthorn Ridge : a forensic investigation into the archaeology and history …

A podcast from the team at the Hawthorn Ridge Crater Association  The Hawthorn Redoubt was an for…

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Celebration the 100th Edition of 'The Camera Returns'

Celebration the 100th Edition of 'The Camera Returns'

Celebrating its 100th instalment over 33 years, ‘The Camera Returns’ has become the most enduring fe…

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Who was Gordon Shephard? Died 19 January 1918

Who was Gordon Shephard? Died 19 January 1918

My interest in Gordon Shephard stems largely from the fact that his Irish adventures are ignored by …

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Queen Victoria’s Last VC

Queen Victoria’s Last VC

26 June 2020 marks 120 years since Private Charles Ward delivered a message through a storm of bulle…

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