1st July marks 101 years since the Battles of the Somme, deemed the most deadly battles of WW1.
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July 1st, marks the 101st Anniversary of the ‘Battle of the Somme’, which was the main Allied attack on the Western Front during the First World War. There have been many various conclusions drawn from the Battle of Somme, swinging from a “Hard Fought Victory” to “Slaughter” with the famous phrase “Lambs Leading Lions” summing up the general view of the battle now. READ MORE NOW:
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 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:
This week, July 1st, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme, the conflict will be remembered as one of the bloodiest wars in human history.
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.
Forces War Records and our sister site Forces Reunited are supporting the company with a donation that will give under privileged children the chance to attend the show and see for themselves what life would have been like during WW1.
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.
J R R Tolkien's memories from his time serving with the Lancashire Fusiliers on the frontline in World War One, and his views on war in general, are vividly captured in passages from 'The Lord of the Rings'.
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