The Final Whistle: Rosslyn Park - a Rugby Club at War

The Final Whistle: Rosslyn Park - a Rugby Club at War

This is the story of fifteen men and more from one London rugby club who answered the call to arms i…

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The golden locket, the hidden grave and the forgotten soldier : Ireland April 1916

The golden locket, the hidden grave and the forgotten soldier : Ireland Apr…

On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, as the independent Irish Republic was being declared from the steps…

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The Battle for the South Dublin Union 1916

The Battle for the South Dublin Union 1916

On 24 April 1916, Patrick Pearse declared an independent Irish republic from the steps of the Genera…

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The Battle of Mount Street Bridge, Dublin, 1916

The Battle of Mount Street Bridge, Dublin, 1916

Dublin, Ireland is very far from the killing fields of the Western Front. Yet it was here in the spr…

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The Easter Rising - Dublin 1916

The Easter Rising - Dublin 1916

The Battles of the First World War took place in many countries and across various continents - from…

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Royal Automobile Club Volunteer Force 1914

Royal Automobile Club Volunteer Force 1914

In August 1914 the British Expeditionary Force embarked for France and was considered the most profe…

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The 1/7th Royal Scots and the Quintinshill Rail Disaster : 25 May 1915

The 1/7th Royal Scots and the Quintinshill Rail Disaster : 25 May 1915

At the time of the First World War, Britain had a large number of railway companies each owning vary…

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General Maude and the Recapture of Kut

General Maude and the Recapture of Kut

With temperatures ranging from freezing to 130ºF (50ºC) the campaign in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq…

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The first footballer killed in 1914: Larrett Roebuck of Huddersfield Town

The first footballer killed in 1914: Larrett Roebuck of Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town full-back Larrett Roebuck was the first professional footballer from the English L…

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The Baron and the Barmaid

The Baron and the Barmaid

Sir John French, the commander-in-chief of the BEF until December 1915 was one of the many Anglo-Iri…

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Absolution at Aubers : May 1915

Absolution at Aubers : May 1915

Although the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March 1915 had given grounds for optimism, in the weeks fol…

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'Aces Low': The Wimbledon Champion at Aubers

'Aces Low': The Wimbledon Champion at Aubers

In the years leading up to the First World War, one of the most famous sportsmen of the Edwardian er…

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