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British WW1 women appear on Serbian stamps

Six British women who took on humanitarian roles in Serbia during the First World War are to be honoured on the Balkan country’s stamps. Scots Evelina Haverfield, Dr Elsie Inglis, Dr Elizabeth Ross, Dr Katherine MacPhail and Dr Elmslie Hutton … 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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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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Restored First World War ship on show at Portsmouth Dockyard

The First World War monitor HMS M33 is the latest addition to the collection of warships on display at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. Restored at a cost of £2.5m, largely paid for by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the vessel saw service … Continue reading

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Memorial garden for VC-winning Guards officer

A memorial garden has opened in Maidenhead, Berkshire, to commemorate a First World War Victoria Cross winner. Captain Thomas Tannatt Pryce (32) of the Grenadier Guards, was reported missing on 13 April 1918 after a fierce, close-quarter battle with German … Continue reading

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A First World War cyclist with dead geese

A cyclist of the York and Lancaster regiment carries dead geese on his bicycle. The photo was taken in Italy during the First World War and presumably the soldier would have been well received by his comrades on his return. Roast … Continue reading

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British artillerymen at Gallipoli, 1915

Two 60-pounder (5-inch) guns of 90th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA) prepare for action at Cape Helles, Gallipoli. The gun in the foreground features rudimentary camouflage on its barrel and identification numbers on its carriage. The battery would later … Continue reading

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An Army Service Corps driver and his truck, 1916

A soldier of the 34 Auxiliary Patrol Company, 960 Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps (ASC) stands by his truck in a photograph probably taken in 1916. Although it is an organisation that is often forgotten in the context of … Continue reading

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Lost VC goes on show in Brighton

A ‘mislaid’ Victoria Cross has gone on show at the Brighton Museum in Sussex. The medal was awarded posthumously to 42-year-old Major George Godfrey Massy Wheeler of the 7th (Hariana ) Lancers. It was found by museum staff who were searching … Continue reading

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