Q-21 - HMS Prize and William Sanders VC

Q-21 - HMS Prize and William Sanders VC

HMS Prize also Q-21 was previously known as HMS First Prize and originally the German ship Else. She…

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Argentina in the Great War

Argentina in the Great War

Argentina was a neutral country during World War I. However, one-third of its population was made up…

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The Quest for Grandad’s photo: Pte James Cooper, 1st. Bn. Essex Regiment

The Quest for Grandad’s photo: Pte James Cooper, 1st. Bn. Essex Regiment

'The grassy slopes that crown the cliffs are carpeted with flowers.  The azure sky is cloudless and …

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Pantomime at Sea: Q-ships in WW1

Pantomime at Sea: Q-ships in WW1

The use of deception in warfare at sea was not new to the First World War – as an example, in 1681, …

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U-36 and the Prince Charles

U-36 and the Prince Charles

SM U-36 was a type U 31 submarine, commissioned on 14 November 1914 under the command of Kapitanleut…

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Was Lord Kitchener Gay?

Was Lord Kitchener Gay?

Ever since the publication of the biography entitled ‘Kitchener: Portrait of an Imperialist’ by Phil…

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The Air Raid on Chatham Drill Hall 3 September 1917

The Air Raid on Chatham Drill Hall 3 September 1917

On 3 September 1917, the Chatham Drill Hall, then a glass roofed building, was being used as a tempo…

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The Restoration of a ‘Lost’ War Memorial – Woodborough Road Baptist Church, Nottingham

The Restoration of a ‘Lost’ War Memorial – Woodborough Road Baptist Church,…

The Woodborough Road Baptist church in Nottingham was an imposing late Victorian building, designed …

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Balloonatics during the First World War 1914-1918

Balloonatics during the First World War 1914-1918

There are many groups of combatants who could claim to be the ‘unsung’ heroes of the First World War…

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Running the Rufiji Gauntlet: The destruction of SMS Königsberg

Running the Rufiji Gauntlet: The destruction of SMS Königsberg

Early on the morning of 6 July 1915 two warships slipped away from Tirene Bay on Mafia Island, and s…

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'Gilbert the Filbert' during the Great War RIP 20 August 1916

'Gilbert the Filbert' during the Great War RIP 20 August 1916

Captain Basil Hallam Radford, No 1 Army Kite Ballon Section, Royal Flying Corps was born on 3 April …

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'Roasting a sausage': Balloons, their crews, and those who shot them down

'Roasting a sausage': Balloons, their crews, and those who shot them down

Although observation balloons had been used as early as 1794 the static nature of the conflict in th…

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