Tag Archives: 1914

Lost Cambrai tank reveals its secrets

In 20 November 1917, during the Battle of Cambrai, a British tank nicknamed ‘Deborah’ was hit by a shell from a German field gun and came to a grinding halt. Five of her crew were killed and the remainder were … Continue reading

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Missing WW1 medal found on Welsh beach

A First World War medal belonging to a soldier who lost his life in Belgium in 1916 has been recovered from the sands of a Welsh beach. Private Martin Tierney of the 2nd Battalion, the Leinster Regiment was killed in … 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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La Grand Guerre at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge is marking the Centenary of the First World War with an exhibition entitled: La Grande Guerre: French prints of the First World War. The display comprises 36 colour lithographs and woodcuts from the print series La … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge backs Football Remembers project

The Duke of Cambridge has announced his support for Football Remembers, a national commemoration that will mark the centenary of the Christmas Truce in 1914. Professional, amateur and school football teams will join in a series of activities between now and … Continue reading

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