The Battle of the Boar's Head

The Battle of the Boar's Head

Lord Kitchener's famous call for volunteers 'Your Country Needs You' resulted in an overwhelming res…

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The Coldstream Guards and Irish Guards at Cuinchy 1915

The Coldstream Guards and Irish Guards at Cuinchy 1915

Cuinchy is a village astride the La Bassée Canal and is referred to by Robert Graves in his classic …

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The (other) man who shot down the Red Baron

The (other) man who shot down the Red Baron

By far the most famous ‘ace’ of the Great War was Manfred Albrecht von Richthofen, popularly known d…

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Two men with five names: The Curious Case of Cornelius Costello

Two men with five names: The Curious Case of Cornelius Costello

The image of the headstone below, which is in Dover (St James's) Cemetery, is perhaps not terribly u…

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The loss of HMS Bulwark : 26 November 1914

The loss of HMS Bulwark : 26 November 1914

Losses of life in the First World War are more often than not attributed to engagements in battle or…

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The Battle of Dogger Bank : January 1915

The Battle of Dogger Bank : January 1915

The naval arms race between Britain and Germany had, in the early years of the 20th Century, been a …

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Escape from the Desert : October 1915

Escape from the Desert : October 1915

This article could almost be taken from a 'Boy's Own' story of Great War adventures. It features a d…

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The VC that never was: Colonel Souter's gallantry against the Senussi, 1916

The VC that never was: Colonel Souter's gallantry against the Senussi, 1916…

Colonel Hugh Maurice Wellesley Souter was born in India in 1872. Originally commissioned into the Ma…

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One of the last true cavalry charges: The Charge of The Dorset Yeomanry at Agagia, Western Desert, 26 February 1916

One of the last true cavalry charges: The Charge of The Dorset Yeomanry at …

Britain's declaration of war on Turkey on 5 November 1914 created a threat to the Suez Canal, a vita…

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'Rikki' Little: Australia's Greatest Ace

'Rikki' Little: Australia's Greatest Ace

As the ‘Camel’ pilot approached dark shape in the gloom of the late May evening, he recognised it as…

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The British Route to War

The British Route to War

Britain's entry into the Great War is far more complex than the reason for the country embarking on …

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A training exercise goes horribly wrong: The tragedy at Gainsborough, 19 February 1915

A training exercise goes horribly wrong: The tragedy at Gainsborough, 19 Fe…

At the turn of the last century the Heavy Woollen area of the West Riding of Yorkshire, centred arou…

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