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Photos tell tragic tale of submarine battle

On 1 February 1917, Germany declared unrestricted submarine warfare; with its U-boats torpedoing ships without warning, allowing passengers and crew little or no chance of escape. Nicknamed Der Magische Guertel, or the Magic Girdle, the operation aimed to starve Britain … Continue reading

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Duke of Edinburgh opens First World War exhibition

The Duke of Edinburgh has opened the new permanent First World War exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum in north London. Entitled The First World War in the Air, the exhibition focuses on the often overlooked role of air power during the … Continue reading

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WW1 exhibition comes to London Transport Museum

Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home Front to Western Front will open at the London Transport Museum on 16 May 2014. The exhibition will tell the story of Londoners during the First World War and will consider how the conflict affected … Continue reading

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The enemy aliens of 30th Battalion Middlesex Regiment

In 1916 Britain’s Army Council authorised the Middlesex Regiment to form two battalions (the 30th and 31st) formed from recruits who were naturalised British citizens but of enemy alien parentage. Most of the men were of German ancestry and of … Continue reading

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Old soldiers of St Pancras cemetery, London

The CWGC section of the St Pancras cemetery in north London includes the headstones of a number of soldiers who were well into their forties and fifties when they died either in the final months of the First World War … Continue reading

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Paddington War Memorial, London

The First World War memorial in Paddington Old Cemetery, Kilburn, London. Rather unusual in that it’s not the conventional Cross of Sacrifice that one tends to see in most city cemeteries where there is a CWGC section.

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Highgate Camp First World War memorial in London

Hidden away in a gateway in London’s Highgate Village are two restored First World War memorials. One carries the headline: ‘In proud memory of members of Highgate Camp who gave their lives in the Great War.’ Included on the list … Continue reading

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