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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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Belgian memorial for Hertfordshire Regiment

The Hertfordshire Regiment will soon gain its first memorial outside the UK. The new monument will be constructed at the site of the 1st Battalion’s attack near St Julien on 31 July 1917 – the first day of the Battle … Continue reading

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Huge scrap-metal soldier statue on show in Dorset

A huge statue of a First World War soldier has been created from scrap metal to commemorate the men who lost their lives in the conflict. The Daily Mail reports that the figure, known as The Haunting, stands more than six … Continue reading

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Battle of Passchendaele commemorations 2017

The UK government has revealed its plans to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele (the Third Battle of Ypres). Passchendaele is perhaps associated with the most iconic and ghastly images of the First World War, with its drifting … Continue reading

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Lost AA Milne WW1 poem rediscovered

A previously unknown poem by Winnie the Pooh author AA Milne has been rediscovered in archives at the Tank Museum in Dorset. This poem, which was used to raise awareness of Tank Corps soldiers who were prisoners of war, was … Continue reading

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British soldiers recovered from Somme battlefield

Two British soldiers will be reburied at 11AM on 19 October at the Albert Communal Cemetery Extension in France. The pair were part of a group of eight men from the 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment who were killed following the explosion … Continue reading

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Jutland casualty found in North Atlantic

A Danish expedition team has located the wreckage of British warship HMS Warrior, a casualty of the Battle of Jutland. The cruiser was badly damaged during the 1916 battle and 71 of its crew were killed. The remaining 743 men were transferred to HMS … Continue reading

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