The First Tanks at Elveden by David Fletcher

The First Tanks at Elveden by David Fletcher

Drive up the A11, through Suffolk, as if you are heading for Thetford in Norfolk and if you can take…

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Lance Corporal William Cotter : 14 March 1916

Lance Corporal William Cotter : 14 March 1916

The following account is based on Gerald Gliddon's account of Cotter's career published in 'VCs of t…

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The story of how 2nd Lieut. Edward Felix Baxter was awarded the VC : 16 April 1916

The story of how 2nd Lieut. Edward Felix Baxter was awarded the VC : 16 Apr…

The short biography that follows is based on the account which appears in Gerald Gliddon's 'VCs of t…

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Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Carter DSO and Bar, MC and Bar

Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Carter DSO and Bar, MC and Bar

This article is the story of a man from a working class background who joined the British Army as a …

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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…

'Death by being shot'. Order confirmed by D. Haig 6 December 1916   Discipl…

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'The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme 1916' reflections by Rev. Dr Robert Beaken

'The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme 1916' reflections by Rev. Dr Robe…

‘A slightly amended version of this article first appeared in the Church Times'. I once met an old …

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How a Stockton man won the VC

How a Stockton man won the VC

Ted Cooper writes how his granda won the VC. Edward Cooper was born in Stockton on the 4th May 18…

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An Irish Soldier in the British Army

An Irish Soldier in the British Army

Survivors of 47 Brigade going back to rest area after the Battle of Guillemont-Ginchy, September 1…

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Romania

Romania

By Harald Heppner and Rudolf Gräf World War I afforded the first opportunity for modern Romania to …

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Victoria Crosses Won on the Western Front 1914-1918

Victoria Crosses Won on the Western Front 1914-1918

The Victoria Cross (VC) is awarded for 'conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy'. For a …

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Harold Mugford VC

Harold Mugford VC

Harold Mugford was born at 149 Keetons Road, Bermondsey, London on 31 August 1894, the second son of…

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Henry May VC : October 1914

Henry May VC : October 1914

Henry May VC was one of five servicemen to win a VC on the Western Front in October 1914 and will ha…

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