Monthly Archives: March 2013

Recollections of the British front line on 21 March 1918

A private of the North Staffordshire regiment describes his experience on 21 March 1918, the first day of the German offensive, Operation Michael. ‘There seemed to be thousands of Jerries swarming down the slopes behind us and we retired to … Continue reading

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UK tour operators visit Flanders Fields

Last week more than 50 UK tour operators visited Ypres and the surrounding area. In readiness for the Centerary next year, the Flemish government has invested millions of euros in the tourism sector of this region. The forum offered operators … Continue reading

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World War I exhibition to open in Portsmouth

A World War One Remembrance Centre is scheduled to open in Portsmouth on Saturday 30 March. The centre, at Fort Widley on Portsdown Hill, explores the conflict through photos and documents, many of them gathered from local people. The Portsmouth … Continue reading

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Museum of Army Flying opens World War I exhibition

The Museum of Army Flying is showcasing an exhibition entitled The Last Post: Remembering the First World War. The exhibits explore World War I communications, the Post Office and its impact on war and home fronts. Items on display include … Continue reading

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World War I artillery guns found on Salisbury Plain

Historians searching for the wreckage of a World War II German aircraft have discovered the remains of two World War I 15-pounder field guns. The guns were probably used as targets during World War II training exercises. The Daily Mail … Continue reading

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On the Roads of the Great War online exhibition

An interesting online exhibition, On the Roads of the Great War, provides insights into how World War I’s demands for people and materiel brought with it huge amounts of movement across countries and continents. The exhibition focuses on five lesser-known … Continue reading

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Romford firemens’ bravery remembered

The Romford Recorder reports of an almost forgotten episode that involved the district’s firemen during World War I. Chris Van-Holby, grandson of one of the men involved, told the newspaper: ‘During World War I, Romford Fire Brigade was called to … Continue reading

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