Monthly Archives: December 2013

Heroic World War I women remembered at Etaples

The CWGC has installed new visitor information panels (VIP) at Etaples Military Cemetery in France. The smartphone technology embedded within this panel reveals the contribution made by women during World War I and features the stories of 32-year-old Nursing Sister Dorothea … Continue reading

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Premier League to finance football pitch in Ypres

The Premier League is to build an all-weather football pitch in Belgium as part of World War I Centenary commemorations. The Daily Mirror reports that a high-tech ‘3G’ pitch will be opened in Ypres and will be the venue for … Continue reading

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Lost Diggers of Vignacourt at Australian National War Memorial

Remember Me; the Lost Diggers of Vignacourt is one of the exhibitions currently on show at the Australian National War Memorial. Vignacourt was a small French village in a rear area of the Allied forces that served as a staging … Continue reading

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Welsh Memorial Flanders seeks completion funds

The campaign to create a memorial to the Welsh soldiers who lost their lives in Flanders during World War I has raised more than £30,000, but requires a further £60,000 to complete its plans. The monument will comprise a cromlech, … Continue reading

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Real life in the trenches of World War I

Lieutenant Hugh Butterworth, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade writes home on 10 June 1915. ‘Men look fearsome ruffians in the trenches. The water is bad for shaving, as if you cut yourself you may get a bit poisoned, so they mostly … Continue reading

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World War I paintings at Historic Dockyard, Chatham

An exhibition of works by Sir John Lavery (1856 – 1941), held recently at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, illustrated the variety of the artist’s work. The 31 paintings were mostly from the extensive collection of the Imperial War Museum. The … Continue reading

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French President acknowledges World War I African troops

French President François Hollande has said France will not forget the African soldiers who died for it during World War I. The President says the Centenary of World War I in 2014 will offer the chance to remember their sacrifice. … Continue reading

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