Monthly Archives: August 2014

Reservists re-join the British army in August 1914

Reservists queue to rejoin the British Army on 5 August 1914. The men are former members of the Grenadier Guards who have been recalled following the outbreak of war and are awaiting a medical examination at Wellington Barracks, Chelsea. While … Continue reading

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Step Short arch unveiled in Folkestone

The 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered the First World War has been marked by the unveiling of a memorial arch in Folkestone, Kent. The arch was commissioned for the Centenary by the Step Short charity in memory of the millions of … Continue reading

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The Briton killed within hours of outbreak of WW1

Historian Richard van Emden suggests Henry Hadley should be recognized as the first British casualty of the First World War. Hadley, a former army officer with the West India Regiment who had been educated at Cheltenham College, was working as … Continue reading

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Truth and Memory at London’s Imperial War Museum

  London’s Imperial War Museum is marking the Centenary of the outbreak of World War I with a wide-ranging and often deeply moving display of the work of British war artists of the period. Entitled Truth and Memory, it takes … Continue reading

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