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Category Archives: Military News
A new visitor attraction is due to open 30th January 2018. The £16 million International Bomber Command Centre project, which serves as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for those who served, supported or suffered the bombing campaigns during the Second World War. #RAF100
DIG HILL 80 PROJECT WHITESHEET, 2018 - A CROWD-FUNDED RESCUE EXCAVATION OF A THREATENED FIRST WORLD BATTLEFIELD.
The aim of the project is to crowdfund the scientific excavation of a unique, well-preserved part of the Western Front of 1917. READ MORE HERE:
Remembrance Day is a time of reflection, respect and gratitude as we remember all those who have fought and died in war. Please read more for links regarding this event:
A Birmingham school reportedly axed plans to sell white poppies out of fear of a backlash. Would you consider wearing a white poppy? Read More Here:
WONDERING IF YOUR OWN ANCESTOR’S HOSPITAL RECORD MAY BE INCLUDED IN OUR “MILITARY HOSPITALS ADMISSIONS & DISCHARGE REGISTERS WW1” COLLECTION
Available to search now, these rare records are archive gems for those researching their family history. Search this collection to uncover stories of the battle to keep servicemen and women fighting fit in the First World War. READ MORE HERE:
OUT NOW - the Summer issue of our regular Forces War Records magazine - 'Journal' (we hope you like the refreshed look), and we've created a NEW magazine for you - 'Heredity', it's especially for all you genealogy buffs and includes a useful 'Family Relationship Chart'.
Stalag Luft III - An Official History of the 'Great Escape' PoW Camp. This official account of this notorious prisoner of war camp was written for the War Office and was based on information and testimonies provided by the prisoners themselves. READ MORE HERE.
The new National Army Museum will open its bright new building to the public TODAY after a £23.75m major refurbishment.
The Unknown Warrior is a powerful symbol that embodies a host of contradictions. He is an ordinary soldier, but one who has been given a place of extraordinary honour; he has no name, yet every family whose relative never returned from the Great War feels that he belongs to them; he represents the losses and horror of war, but also the glory of dying for King and Country; and finally, he is doomed to remain ‘unknown’ for all of time, yet is famous around the world.
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