Tag Archives: WW1

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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Appeal launched to find remains of VC winner of Vimy Ridge

The remains of a VC winner and those of more than 40 of his comrades may have been discovered close to the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge in France. The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place in April 1917 and … 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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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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