Monthly Archives: April 2013

Film tells of fight for Doughboy memorial in Washington

US newspaper the Intelligencer reports how a documentary film about the last American veteran of World War I, Frank Buckles, highlights his fight for a memorial to his comrades on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The unfinished film, Pershing’s Last … Continue reading

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Artists’ Rifles HQ in Euston, London

The former HQ of the Artists’ Rifles still stands at 17 Duke’s Road in London, close to Euston station. It is easy to walk past it without noticing that, above the doorway, is a rendition of the regimental badge and … Continue reading

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Interest in ANZAC Day grows in France

ANZAC Day, held every year on 25 April, and commemorating the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’ (ANZAC) 1915 landing at Gallipoli, has an increasing resonance in France, reports France 24. More than 8,700 Australians died at Gallipoli, along with … Continue reading

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Australian sniper Billy Sing remembered

Billy Sing was known as ‘The Gallipoli Sniper’ and is said to have killed 300 men during World War I, reports Adelaide Now. The newspaper suggests Sing claimed he never lost sleep over the men he shot, but died in … Continue reading

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World War I losses link French and English villages

The inhabitants of the French village of Fromelles have decided to start an association to create links with the Buckinghamshire village of the Lee. Newspaper La Voix du Nord Nine reports that nine soldiers from the Lee died in the … Continue reading

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Body of missing British officer to be reburied in France

A British officer is to be buried in France after his remains were discovered by a farmer, according to the Daily Mirror. The newspaper reports how Didier Guerle uncovered the remains of Acting captain John Pritchard, along with five other … Continue reading

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World War I time capsule to be opened in Dundee, Scotland

The opening of a 100-year-old Dundee war memorial made by post office workers is to be part of the city’s commemoration of World War I, reports the Dundee Courier. Local woman Janice Kennedy’s discovered the location of the historical treasure … Continue reading

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