Tag Archives: 1914-1918

Charity takes on Reading University to save First World War building

The Victorian Society has launched a campaign to try to stop Reading University from knocking down St Patrick’s Hall – a building that was used by air cadets during the First World War. Among those who lived there was William … Continue reading

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UK government unveils Battle of Jutland centenary plans

Warships from Britain and Germany will lay wreaths in the North Sea to mark the commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 2016. Fought off the Danish coast, the battle was one of a relatively … Continue reading

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Memorial garden for VC-winning Guards officer

A memorial garden has opened in Maidenhead, Berkshire, to commemorate a First World War Victoria Cross winner. Captain Thomas Tannatt Pryce (32) of the Grenadier Guards, was reported missing on 13 April 1918 after a fierce, close-quarter battle with German … Continue reading

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Band tells story of Welsh soldier shot at dawn

The story of a young soldier who was shot for desertion after he turned himself in at a police station has been re-told by the Welsh rock/folk band Trenchfoot. Private William Jones, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, had volunteered for … Continue reading

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A First World War cyclist with dead geese

A cyclist of the York and Lancaster regiment carries dead geese on his bicycle. The photo was taken in Italy during the First World War and presumably the soldier would have been well received by his comrades on his return. Roast … Continue reading

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A Royal Artillery gun on a French road

An 18-pounder gun team of the Royal Field Artillery turns back onto a road to avoid enemy fire, somewhere near Faverolles, 29 May 1918. It was clearly a hot, dusty day and the gunners were keen to make a retreat.

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Exhibition focuses on Dartmoor in WW1

Dartmoor Life in the First World War is an exhibition that marks the Centenary of the First World War and offers a snapshot of what life was like on the moor in the years 1914-1918. Consequences of the First World War … Continue reading

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