Memories of Verdun by Francois Wikart

Memories of Verdun by Francois Wikart

The following article is based on the recollections of General Caloni and recollections of the autho…

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John Shirley - the soldier with two commemorations

John Shirley - the soldier with two commemorations

The 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles was a regular battalion, which for most of the war was part of…

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Talbot House opens ambitious new permanent exhibition

Talbot House opens ambitious new permanent exhibition

In 2004, Harry Patch, ‘the Last Fighting Tommy’, opened the fully restored Concert Hall of Talbot …

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Truth in the Telling  by Alexander Falbo-Wild, Chairman East Coast USA Branch

Truth in the Telling by Alexander Falbo-Wild, Chairman East Coast USA Bran…

[This article first appeared in the April 2020 edition of Bulletin, No. 116.] There is much to w…

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November 1918 in East Africa

November 1918 in East Africa

At the end of September 1918, the German commander Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck had made a clean break fr…

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Fighting For The Rufiji River Crossing: The British 1st East African Brigade in action German East Africa, 1 to 19 January 1917

Fighting For The Rufiji River Crossing: The British 1st East African Brigad…

In September 1916 the British theatre commander in East Africa, General J C Smuts, had been forced t…

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Out on a Limb - the road through Tunduru: German East Africa, May to November 1917

Out on a Limb - the road through Tunduru: German East Africa, May to Novemb…

In May 1917 the 1st Battalion of the Uganda-based 4th Regiment of the King's African Rifles (1/4 KAR…

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The King's African Rifles at Kibata, German East Africa December 1916 to January 1917

The King's African Rifles at Kibata, German East Africa December 1916 to Ja…

When the Great War commenced in August 1914 "A", "B", "C" and "E" Companies of the 1st (Nyasaland, n…

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Indian Volunteers in the Great War East African Campaign

Indian Volunteers in the Great War East African Campaign

In August 1914 the Volunteer units of the Indian Defence Force were recruited from white and mixed-r…

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The Battle for Latema-Reata Nek, British East Africa, 11-12 March 1916

The Battle for Latema-Reata Nek, British East Africa, 11-12 March 1916

By early March 1916 the British forces in British East Africa (BEA - now named Kenya) had been order…

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Crossing the Devastated Zone, 1917: Lessons and Consequences for the British Expeditionary Force by Rob Thompson

Crossing the Devastated Zone, 1917: Lessons and Consequences for the Britis…

The German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line, 14 March – 5 April, 1917, is something of a footnote i…

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Private Memorials on the Western Front

Private Memorials on the Western Front

In 1999, a member of The Western Front Association, Barrie Thorpe, who was the WFA's memorial's offi…

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