Category Archives: World War I memoirs

Rare colour photographs show realities of WW1

  To mark the Centenary of the First World War, publisher Taschen has produced a fascinating volume dedicated to colour photographs from the conflict. Entitled The First World War in Colour it brings together more than 320 images brought together … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Blair Castle stages First World War Centenary exhibition

Blair castle, ancestral home of Scottish aristocrats the Dukes of Atholl, is staging an exhibition about the property’s role in the First World War. John Stewart-Murray, 7th Duke of Atholl and laird at the time of the outbreak of war in … Continue reading

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War artist CRW Nevinson tops bill at London print sale

Black and white First World War studies by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (British, 1889-1946) will be on sale at the Grosvenor School & Avant-Garde British Printmaking auction at Bonhams, New Bond Street on 15 April 2014. The top lot in … Continue reading

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Album of flowers collected on Western Front to be auctioned

A soldier’s album, filled with pressed flowers collected by during his time at the Front during the First World War, is to be auctioned in Dorchester, Dorset. The unique record was almost lost forever when it was thrown into a … Continue reading

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A draft of reinforcements arrives at Ypres

Norman Gladden recalls how a new draft of men arrived at the 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers near Ypres in 1917. The battalion had suffered considerable casualties at the Battle of Messines on 7 June 1917. The nature of the new … Continue reading

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Life behind the lines in World War I

Norman Gladden, of the 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, recalls the ordinary soldiers’ experience in an area behind the British lines near Ypres in 1917. ‘One day we marched to the Brigade Baths which had been set up in a small … Continue reading

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Book tells tale of World War I Hull gunners in Africa

A new book tells the tale of a unit of the Hull Pals who served as artillerymen in Africa during World War I, reports the Hull Daily Mail. Rupert Drake, whose grandfather Jack was one of those soldiers, has written a … Continue reading

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