Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cambridge lone piper to mark anniversary of WW1

Cambridge will mark the outbreak of the First World War with a lone piper playing a lament from the balcony of the city’s Guildhall. The city’s mayor, Cllr Gerri Bird, and the vice-chancellor of Cambridge University, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, … Continue reading

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Exhibition focuses on Staffordshire Regiments in WW1

An exhibition focusing on Staffordshire soldiers of the First World War has opened in Lichfield. Entitled Staffordshire Goes to War the display will be hosted by the Staffordshire Regiment Museum using some items from the National Army Museum (NAM). The North Staffordshire … Continue reading

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Search solves mystery of WW1 officer painting

An unknown World War I officer, depicted in a painting, has been identified by the website Art Detective. The picture was in the collection of Carmarthenshire Museums in Wales. It depicts Second Lieutenant Paul Chancourt Girardot of the 2nd Battalion, Oxford & … Continue reading

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