Today has an important significance because on the 19 October 1914, a savage and bitter battle for the strategic town of Ypres, in western Belgium, was taking place READ MORE HERE
- Search by Name / Unit
- Search WW1 Troop Map
- Search Historic Docs
- Online Magazine
- Document Expert Help
- Hire a Researcher
- Medals Information
- Our Collections List
- Forum Community
- Research Tutorials
- Member Discounts
- Add to Favourites
- Our Blog
- Dedication Wall
- Join Affiliates
- Contact Us
On a mobile device? Try our mobile site
Tag Archives: 1914
Christmas is a time to spend with family, but during the two World Wars a serviceman would be very lucky indeed to find himself at home for ‘the holidays’. Here’s a few stories to illustrate what Christmas was like in wartime.
Today, 12th May, is International Nurses' Day 2015. In honour of these brave care-takers, here are some extracts demonstrating the trials of practising as a nurse in the Great War, taken from our Historic Documents archive.
This Christmas one hundred years ago the Telegraph published ‘King Albert’s Book’ a compendium of tributes in honour of Belgium’s courage during the Great War. It brought to [...]
World War One is remembered as a bloody and brutal period in our history, so the Christmas Truce of 1914 stands out as a rare and shining moment of peace and harmony between the warring sides, when the bitterness of combat was forgotten in spirit of the season.
The Battle of the Marne was fought from 5th – 10th September, 1914. This battle would prove to be a major turning point of the Great War as it denied the Germans an early vic [...]
The first Despatch of Field Marshal John French, 1st Earl of Ypres, KP, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCMG, ADC, PC and Commander in Chief of the British Armies in France was printed in the [...]
The Battle of Le Cateau was the resulting battle from the British loss at Mons. Read here the details of the British retreat from the German advance here.
Louvain destroyed by Germans. Allies retire, fighting rear-guard actions, towards the Cambrai - Le Cateau line. Lord Kitchener, in the House of Lords, pays big tribute [...]
Search for a name in our records
Follow BlogEnter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email
Join 729 other followers
Top Tags1914 1944 air raid aircraft arctic convoy auction awards battle of britain bbc blitz bomber command campaign medal centenary christmas churchill countdown to war cwgc dambusters d-day diary of the great war east african army events family genealogy family history family search family tree forces war records gallantry genealogy graves great war home front index kms bismarck lancaster luftwaffe medal medals media memorial mh106 mons museum navy neil oliver normandy poster pow press raf records relic remembering remembrance research restored rfc royal air force second world war sinking soe somme south east asia command spitfire trenches updates victoria cross video war diaries war diary who do you think you are live world war one world war two ww1 ww2 wwi wwi centenary wwii youtube zeppelin