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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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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