One hundred years on from Fromelles, the first and costliest day of Australian action on the Western Front in the Great War, we remember the high death toll of this most valueless of battles.
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To commemorate all those who bought on the battlefields of the Somme we take a look at shell shock and how it affected those who would have fought, and survived the bloodiest battle in WW1 and in British History
Somme piper for McCrae's Battalion has been honoured to 'right a wrong', almost 90 years after he was buried in an unmarked grave.
When George V died, the nation went into deep mourning for a king who had exceeded all expectations of his leadership during the Great War, and earned the hearts of the whole Empire in the process.
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.
The first illustrations of Winnie The Pooh have emerged 100 years after they were created in the trenches of first world war.
We owe him a lot, this unknown soldier who gave his life for Britain, and today, the day after Remembrance Day, we’d like to reassure him that we remember him always, not just once a year.
Forces War Records is proud to present a guest blog, submitted by Barbara Vincent-Britton, describing the World War One deeds at Gallipoli and on the Western Front of her ancestors from the Coverdale and Britton families.
On this day, 31st July, the Battle of Passchendaele began in 1917. During this skirmish, the deadly and much feared mustard gas would first see use.
Signed 96 years ago by Germany and the Allied Powers, the Treaty of Versailles brought an official end to the First World War, halted by ceasefire on 11th November 1918.
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