Tag Archives: France

Epic Nevinson painting leads Sotheby’s sale

One of the greatest works produced by British war artist Christopher (CRW) Nevinson will go on sale at Sotheby’s Modern & Post-War British Art Sale on 21 November. Entitled A Dawn, the powerful image depicts a unit of French infantry, … Continue reading

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French soldier’s bedroom preserved for almost 100 years

A First World War French dragoon officer’s bedroom has been preserved for almost 100 years exactly as he left it in 1918. Second Lieutenant Hubert Rochereau lived with his parents in the village of Bélâbre in central France. When he … Continue reading

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Coldstream Guards VC winner remembered

A soldier who won the Victoria Cross (VC) in the First World War has been remembered at a special service in his native Northumberland. Guardsman Frederick William Dobson of the Coldstream Guards risked his own life in a bid to … Continue reading

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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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Exhibition focuses on Gordon Highlanders in the First World War

An exhibition focusing on the Gordon Highlanders and their experience during the first months of the First World War has opened at the regiment’s museum in Aberdeen. Shattered Hopes: The Gordon Highlanders in 1914 follows the unit throughout the battles … Continue reading

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Remembering Charles Chilton: writer of Oh What a Lovely War!

Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January at the age of 95, was a writer and producer who was responsible for several well-known classic BBC series such as Lost in Space and Riders of the Range. He also wrote the … Continue reading

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A British Tommy recalls Christmas Truce of 1914

Sergeant Alfred Anderson is believed to have been the last survivor of the Christmas Truce. He was aged 18 on 24 December 1914 and serving as a private in the Black Watch on the Western Front. Some 90 years later … Continue reading

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