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Scottish World War I poster collection to appear online

A collection of World War I propaganda posters is to be made available online as a digital archive. Around 300 posters that were collected by the secretary of the McLean Museum in Greenock, Scotland, during the conflict are being digitised … 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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WWI shinty players remembered at Scotland’s Blas Festival

Shinty’s Heroes, a play that commemorates sportsmen who played shinty and who were killed in World War I, will be part of September’s Blas festival 2013 at the Nevis Centre in Fort William. The Herald reports that the show will … Continue reading

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World War I time capsule to be opened in Dundee, Scotland

The opening of a 100-year-old Dundee war memorial made by post office workers is to be part of the city’s commemoration of World War I, reports the Dundee Courier. Local woman Janice Kennedy’s discovered the location of the historical treasure … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial shines light on Scottish rugby legend

His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent will be visiting the Portsmouth Naval Memorial and Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery on 19 February to unveil the latest information panels put in place by the CWGC. The panels carry information about the site … 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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