Tag Archives: World War I

CWGC launches Battle of Loos Remembrance Trail

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has unveiled a Battle of Loos Remembrance Trail. It aims to tell the tale of an offensive that was the largest of the war for the British Army up until that moment and involved … Continue reading

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Exhibition focuses on Dartmoor in WW1

Dartmoor Life in the First World War is an exhibition that marks the Centenary of the First World War and offers a snapshot of what life was like on the moor in the years 1914-1918. Consequences of the First World War … Continue reading

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A female RFC driver of the First World War

A female driver of the Royal Flying Corps aboard a motorcycle and sidecar, possibly in early 1918. The Women’s Rotal Air Force (WRAF) was formed in April 1918 and by the end of the First World War there were more than … Continue reading

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Lawrence of Arabia map for sale at Sotheby’s

A map drawn by First World War desert commander TE Lawrence will go on sale at Sotheby’s in London on 4 November 2014. The hand-drawn map shows an area of Saudi Arabia that Lawrence and his men crossed in May … Continue reading

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Devon village remembers tallest British soldier of WW1

A soldier who was reputed to be the tallest man in the British Army during the First World War will be remembered in Devon later this month as part of commemorations of the Centenary. Harry Barter stood more than 6ft … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Blair Castle stages First World War Centenary exhibition

Blair castle, ancestral home of Scottish aristocrats the Dukes of Atholl, is staging an exhibition about the property’s role in the First World War. John Stewart-Murray, 7th Duke of Atholl and laird at the time of the outbreak of war in … Continue reading

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Album of flowers collected on Western Front to be auctioned

A soldier’s album, filled with pressed flowers collected by during his time at the Front during the First World War, is to be auctioned in Dorchester, Dorset. The unique record was almost lost forever when it was thrown into a … Continue reading

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British National Archives digitises World War I diaries

Britain’s National Archives has begun to digitise the more than 1.5 million pages of World War I diaries in its collection. Most of this comprises official diaries, recording the day-to-day activities of British army units during the war. They include … 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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Remains of missing World War I soldier found on Somme battlefield

Remains of a missing World War I soldier were discovered last week near the Ulster Tower memorial on the Somme battlefield. They were found as a mechanical digger was operating as part of plans to improve the parking area and … Continue reading

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