Each year on the 27th January ‘Holocaust Memorial Day takes place’. It’s a time to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered in the Holocaust of World War II. READ MORE HERE:
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TODAY commemorates the 75th anniversary of the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. READ MORE HERE:
Later today some 2,000+ guests are due to gather for a service of Remembrance to mark the 100th anniversary of the final day of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial in France. READ MORE HERE:
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.
The Battle of the Somme was Britain's biggest and bloodiest battle and there is a high chance that a member of your family fought there. Helen Tovey, Editor of 'Family Tree Magazine' runs through 16 key sources that can help you trace them in WW1. READ MORE HERE:
The first Remembrance Day was held in 1919 throughout the Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War. Every November 11th there is a two-minute silence at 11am for people to remember all those killed in the First World War and other conflicts since. Here are some facts about the occasion and why we wear a poppy:
In October 1939 HMS Royal Oak, which was originally built for action in WW1, came under attack from German U-boats at Scapa Flow. By the end of the attack, 833 out of a crew of 1,234 perished in the icy sea.
The greatest naval battle since Trafalgar took place on May 31st – June 1st, 1916 when Sir John Jellicoe’s Grand Fleet met the German High Seas Fleet for the first time and only time at Jutland.
THE ‘ELEVENTH HOUR’ AN ARMISTICE POEM WRITTEN AND DEDICATED TO THE 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD ROYAL LONDON FUSILIERS
THE ELEVENTH HOUR Have you still got your tin hat with you, Old pal who has gone before? Do you still wear the dear old uniform That I knew in the days of [...]
As we unite in remembering British and Commonwealth servicemen and women lost in war, we take a look at some of the poetry of wartime, William Wordsworth reminds us that “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” and the human experience of war will generate so many feelings of fear, hope, love, hatred and so much more.
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