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British soldier bids farewell to his mother at end of leave

Rather staged-looking, but poignant nonetheless, this photograph from the Imperial War Museum’s archive shows a soldier of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) bidding farewell to his mother prior to returning to the Western Front. The photo was one … Continue reading

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Photograph at Abbeville CWGC cemetery

  I stopped off at the CWGC cemetery at Abbeville, Picardy, last week. Lying on one of the grass paths was this photo, depicting the Irvine Victoria football team presumably of some time around 1914. I expect it had blown … Continue reading

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Bid to solve mystery of Scottish soldier

A Scottish researcher is attempting to track down the identity of a oldier featured in a photograph that was given to a girl in Edinburgh during World War I. Elizabeth Edgar, who kept the photo in her scrapbook, helped her … Continue reading

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