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Restored First World War ship on show at Portsmouth Dockyard

The First World War monitor HMS M33 is the latest addition to the collection of warships on display at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. Restored at a cost of £2.5m, largely paid for by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the vessel saw service … Continue reading

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British artillerymen at Gallipoli, 1915

Two 60-pounder (5-inch) guns of 90th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA) prepare for action at Cape Helles, Gallipoli. The gun in the foreground features rudimentary camouflage on its barrel and identification numbers on its carriage. The battery would later … Continue reading

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Messages to wounded WW1 Kiwi soldiers found in attic

A banner embroidered with messages from home to recovering New Zealand soldiers has been found in an attic at Walton-on-Thames. The town was the site of the Mount Felix military hospital where Kiwi soldiers recovered from wounds received at Gallipoli. Wounded at Gallipoli New … Continue reading

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Surviving Gallipoli ship to be restored and put on display

The last surviving ship that took part in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 is to be restored and opened to the public with the help of a £1.75m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). HMS M33 was a monitor … Continue reading

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Berkshire VC winner to have Reading statue

A statue to commemorate a VC winning British cavalryman is to be erected in the centre of Reading, Berkshire. It will depict trooper Fred Potts of the Berkshire Yeomanry dragging a wounded comrade, trooper Arthur Andrews, to safety on a … Continue reading

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Australian PM highlights importance of WW1 in shaping nation

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has said Gallipoli was one of a ‘tide of events’ that shaped the Australian nation. In his Anzac Day address at the Australian War Memorial, Abbott also called for Australians to remember the Western Front … Continue reading

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Wildlife at Gallipoli, December 1915

‘Bird and insect life is most interesting here… Larks can always be seen, and their presence seems to lessen in some degree the sordidness of war. One feels thankful that, no matter how many guns may be thundering, the noise … Continue reading

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