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Archeology project explores Yorkshire First World War trenches

A community archaeology project supported by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) is looking to uncover a forgotten aspect of the First World War. Members of the local community are being invited to help shed some light on three … Continue reading

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World War I trenches may be restored near Sheffield

Remains of World War I training trenches could be restored as part of the Yorkshire city of Sheffield’s commemorations of the Centenary of World War I. The Sheffield Telegraph reports that the trenches were dug at Redmires, to the west … Continue reading

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World War I trenches restored at Berkhamsted

Trenches used for training World War I troops at Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, have been mapped and partially restored. The Hemel Gazette reports the trenches were used by more than 14,000 troops from the Inns of Court Officers’ Training Corps that prepared … Continue reading

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World War I artillery guns found on Salisbury Plain

Historians searching for the wreckage of a World War II German aircraft have discovered the remains of two World War I 15-pounder field guns. The guns were probably used as targets during World War II training exercises. The Daily Mail … Continue reading

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World War I relics at Rainham Marshes RSPB reserve

The RSPB’s Rainham Marshes reserve has kept rather a lot of World War I heritage. Amid its reedbeds and walkways is a stubby, circular tower, just in the shadow of the River Thames’ flood bank. During World War I this … Continue reading

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World War I archeology at Cannock Chase

Archaeologists plan to excavate a unique training area that was created on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire during World War I. The site was based on Messines Ridge near Ypres and was used to help troops gain experience of conditions on … Continue reading

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Training with the 2/19th London Regiment

‘The first attempts at route marching were round the outer circle in Regent’s Park and even this proved too much for some. Colonel Christie had always been a great believer in the efficacy of singing on the march, so much … Continue reading

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