Monthly Archives: May 2013

USA World War I memorials in danger

World War I memorials across the US are falling into disrepair, reports the Washington Times. The newspaper takes the example of the Waikiki Natatorium, built in 1927 as a tribute to 10,000 Hawaiians who served during the war. The saltwater … Continue reading

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Windsor & Maidenhead unveils memorials plan

A map of World War I memorials and the names of fallen soldiers from The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead are to be listed on an interactive website. The BBC reports that the Royal Borough is looking for volunteers to … Continue reading

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Daily Beast reviews The Sleepwalkers

World War I saw ‘European civilization shattered like a glittering chandelier fallen on a marble floor’, says Michael Bishop in his Daily Beast review of Christopher Clark’s The Sleepwalkers. The reviewer adds that Clark, like many a historian before him, is … Continue reading

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Plan seeks £1.5m to reopen World War I Essex airfield

Former World War I airfield Stow Maries could be restored and opened as a museum, reports the Sunday Times. The newspaper reports that the site, near Chelmsford is Essex, is expected to receive a grant of £1.5m from the National … Continue reading

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Swansea Pals’ records added to digital archive

Digitised archive records will tell the tale of the Swansea Pals – the 14th (Service Battalion), The Welsh Regiment, part of the Welsh 38th Division during World War I. Wales Online reports how the 1,200-strong battalion lost many of its … Continue reading

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Captain Hugh Brodie, 6th Battalion, East Kent Regiment

Captain Hugh Brodie is another World War I officer commemorated on a family grave in Hampstead Cemetery, London. He was killed on 13 October 1915 while serving with 6th Battalion, the East Kent Regiment. He is also commemorated on the … Continue reading

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Rare private war memorial, College Yard, London NW5

A rare example of a private World War I memorial can be found in Kentish Town, London NW5. It’s on a row of what are reputed to have been railwaymen’s cottage on College Yard and is in pretty poor condition. … Continue reading

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