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
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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 [...]
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