The discovery and identification of the Beaucamps Ligny Fifteen : October 1914

The discovery and identification of the Beaucamps Ligny Fifteen : October 1…

In the autumn of 2009, during excavation work for a building project, human remains were discovered …

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Zeppelins Over Norfolk

Zeppelins Over Norfolk

The First World War was a conflict of many firsts. While the Great War saw the debut of mass public …

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Medo and Mbalama Hill, Portuguese East Africa, 12 - 24 April 1918

Medo and Mbalama Hill, Portuguese East Africa, 12 - 24 April 1918

In late November 1917 Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and his men crossed the Rovuma River from Germ…

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We Rest Below the Waves

We Rest Below the Waves

Stoker 1st Class Herbert Allcorn had already served five years in the Royal Navy and was on Reserve …

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The world’s largest pre-atomic explosion: Halifax Harbour 1917

The world’s largest pre-atomic explosion: Halifax Harbour 1917

Not all fatalities that occurred in the First World War were as a direct result of enemy action. The…

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Battle of the Falklands 1914

Battle of the Falklands 1914

“We landed to bury our dead.  The dignified memorial service in Port Stanley Cathedral, and the sig…

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New Year's Day 1915: The unknown 'Battle of Broken Hill'

New Year's Day 1915: The unknown 'Battle of Broken Hill'

Whilst the vast majority of First World War actions took place in France and Belgium, there were oth…

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Drunk as a Lord? The dismissal and redemption of Lord Edward Seymour

Drunk as a Lord? The dismissal and redemption of Lord Edward Seymour

Cambrai - Attack and stalemate The British attack at Cambrai on 20 November 1917 is well known for …

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The Battle of Cambrai - why did it succeed and what went wrong? November 1917

The Battle of Cambrai - why did it succeed and what went wrong? November 19…

The Battle of Cambrai in November 1917 turned out, for both Britain and Germany, to be a major signp…

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The Loss of the Britannic : 21 November 1916

The Loss of the Britannic : 21 November 1916

Some years ago there was much publicity around the 100th anniversary of the loss of the RMS Titanic,…

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Discipline in the BEF: An analysis of executions  in British Divisions 1914-1918

Discipline in the BEF: An analysis of executions in British Divisions 1914…

It is well recorded that despite a dubious disciplinary record, Australian troops were amongst the m…

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Major Arthur Hughes-Onslow: soldier, jockey and one of the first British deaths in the Great War

Major Arthur Hughes-Onslow: soldier, jockey and one of the first British de…

Arthur Hughes-Onslow was born in 1862. He joined the 10th Hussars at Lucknow, India and stayed in th…

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