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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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La Grand Guerre at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge is marking the Centenary of the First World War with an exhibition entitled: La Grande Guerre: French prints of the First World War. The display comprises 36 colour lithographs and woodcuts from the print series La … Continue reading

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Australian PM highlights importance of WW1 in shaping nation

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has said Gallipoli was one of a ‘tide of events’ that shaped the Australian nation. In his Anzac Day address at the Australian War Memorial, Abbott also called for Australians to remember the Western Front … Continue reading

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Family recovers medals of Australian Aboriginal soldier

The family of an Australian Aboriginal soldier who was killed during the First World War have been reunited with his war medals. Private Arthur Walker’s great-grandson, John Lochowiak, was given the medals by a relative after she saw him at … Continue reading

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West London call for World War I memorabilia

Officials at the London Borough of Hillingdon are asking local residents to share their World War I memorabilia. The west London council is planning its commemoration of the Centenary and local historians are looking for anyone with letters, photographs, diaries, … Continue reading

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An Albanian volunteer in January 1916

Debate about how the UK should commemorate World War I has been hotting up in the UK in recent days. On one side are those who suggest it was a ‘just’ war with Britain occupying the moral high ground. On … Continue reading

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A British Tommy recalls Christmas Truce of 1914

Sergeant Alfred Anderson is believed to have been the last survivor of the Christmas Truce. He was aged 18 on 24 December 1914 and serving as a private in the Black Watch on the Western Front. Some 90 years later … Continue reading

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Yorkshire man searches for rules of World War I card game

A Yorkshire pensioner is trying to find anyone who knows the rules of Militaire, a card game that was played in the trenches of World War I. The York Press reports that Brian Elsegood believes a deck of cards he … Continue reading

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France considers pardons for World War I deserters

A report requested by France’s Ministry of Veteran Affairs recommends that French soldiers who were executed by their own side during World War I should have their records reassessed. France 24 reports that a document delivered to France’s Ministry of … Continue reading

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World War I soldier’s letters uncovered in Toronto house

A collection of letters, photos and postcards dating back to the First World War has been discovered in a house in Toronto, Canada, reports Canadian broadcaster CBC. The letters were sent to a woman named Hilda MacLeod apparently by a … Continue reading

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