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Lost Cambrai tank reveals its secrets

In 20 November 1917, during the Battle of Cambrai, a British tank nicknamed ‘Deborah’ was hit by a shell from a German field gun and came to a grinding halt. Five of her crew were killed and the remainder were … Continue reading

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Missing WW1 medal found on Welsh beach

A First World War medal belonging to a soldier who lost his life in Belgium in 1916 has been recovered from the sands of a Welsh beach. Private Martin Tierney of the 2nd Battalion, the Leinster Regiment was killed in … Continue reading

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Historian identifies missing sailor from Battle of Jutland

Researchers have identified a missing British sailor who lost his life in the Battle of Jutland in 1916. Able seaman Harry Gasson from Hastings in Sussex served as an able seaman on board HMS Castor and was one of 10 … Continue reading

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War Horse raises funds for threatened WW1 stables

The final London production of Michael Morpurgo’s play War Horse on 12 March raised funds for the Shorncliffe Trust, which is trying to preserve original First World War stables near Folkestone in Kent. The charity is attempting to raise money … Continue reading

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Lost German U-boat found in North Sea

The wreck of a World War One German U-boat has been found in the North Sea. Windfarm developers discovered the submarine lying about 55 miles east of Caister-on-Sea in Norfolk. Historians believe the wreck to be that of U-31, which … Continue reading

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Vandals deface London war graves

War graves in a London cemetery have been defaced by vandals using spray paint. The graves – of Australian soldiers who died during the First World War – are in Harefield churchyard in the Hillingdon area. They are some of … Continue reading

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Princess Royal to attend Edith Cavell commemoration

A ceremony to mark the life and death of British First World War heroine Edith Cavell will take place in Belgium on 12 October. Cavell, a British nurse, was executed by the Germans for her part in arranging the escape … Continue reading

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