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Recollections of the British front line on 21 March 1918

A private of the North Staffordshire regiment describes his experience on 21 March 1918, the first day of the German offensive, Operation Michael. ‘There seemed to be thousands of Jerries swarming down the slopes behind us and we retired to … Continue reading

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Scunthorpe war memorial uncovered after 50 years

A First World War memorial that had been stored for 50 years at Scunthorpe’s Old Brumby United Church (formerly St Mark’s Methodist Church) is to be rededicated on 3 March. Website This is Scunthorpe reports that relatives of any of those … Continue reading

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Dame Judi Dench supports campaign to remember VC winner

Dame Judi Dench is supporting a plan to erect a statue in memory of a World War I Victoria Cross recipient. Private Herbert Columbine, 24, was a private in the Machine Gun Corps and was awarded the decoration posthumously for … Continue reading

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