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FORCES WAR RECORDS IN THE PRESS - THE REAL BLACKADDER AND CO.

The names of Blackadder, Darling, Lieutenant George and Baldrick will be familiar to people nationwide thanks to the BBC’s Blackadder series.  But they may be surprised to learn that the characters, originally invented by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, really did exist.  Specialist military genealogy website Forces War Records has the proof. 

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The Real Blackadder and Co.

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28/06/14 Captain Blackadder & co really did fight in World War 1, according to FWR’s inspired research!

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25/06/14 The real-life Blackadder, Baldrick and even Darling: Comedy characters' namesakes discovered among WW1 archives

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25/06/14 Blackadder characters found to have real-life military namesakes

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25/06/14 Blackadder and company really did fight in World War One, records show

 

25/06/14 Our Blackadder story was picked up in the newspaper review portion of BFBS TV’s newspaper round up. 

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25/06/14 Military historians at Forces War Records have tracked down the First World War soldiers who shared their names with the characters from the classic television comedy 'Blackadder Goes Forth'

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25/06/14 Military historians at Forces War Records have tracked down the First World War soldiers who shared their names with the characters from the classic television comedy 'Blackadder Goes Forth'

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25/06/14 Read the Full coverage of this story by the team at Forces War Records.

 

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