Tag Archives: France

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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Canadian War Museum secures VC medal of sergeant Herman Good

The Canadian War Museum has acquired a Victoria Cross awarded to sergeant Herman James Good on 8 August 1918. He was one of four Canadian soldiers to be awarded the VC on the first day of the Amiens Offensive, a … Continue reading

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Heroic World War I women remembered at Etaples

The CWGC has installed new visitor information panels (VIP) at Etaples Military Cemetery in France. The smartphone technology embedded within this panel reveals the contribution made by women during World War I and features the stories of 32-year-old Nursing Sister Dorothea … Continue reading

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Lost Diggers of Vignacourt at Australian National War Memorial

Remember Me; the Lost Diggers of Vignacourt is one of the exhibitions currently on show at the Australian National War Memorial. Vignacourt was a small French village in a rear area of the Allied forces that served as a staging … Continue reading

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Real life in the trenches of World War I

Lieutenant Hugh Butterworth, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade writes home on 10 June 1915. ‘Men look fearsome ruffians in the trenches. The water is bad for shaving, as if you cut yourself you may get a bit poisoned, so they mostly … Continue reading

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French President acknowledges World War I African troops

French President François Hollande has said France will not forget the African soldiers who died for it during World War I. The President says the Centenary of World War I in 2014 will offer the chance to remember their sacrifice. … Continue reading

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Scottish rugby players killed in World War I remembered in Edinburgh

Scottish international rugby players who were killed in World War I are to be honoured at an event in December at Edinburgh Central Library. Scotland lost 30 international rugby players (including five captains) during the war – more than any … Continue reading

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