Broadcaster, author and historian Neil Oliver pens his final Blog for Forces War Records, explaining how you can enrich your family research to make your military ancestor feel like a living, breathing person.
More from the ‘51st Highland Division in North Africa & Sicily’ by Captain James Borthwick, Officer-Observer of the division; this time, it’s the turn of the Seaforth Highlanders.
Much has been said this week of heroics in the field and men giving their lives for their country, but we sometimes forget what those lives included, what the men who went to fight gave up, and what they were fighting for. Here are just a few of our diary extracts demonstrating how the pull of home deepened in times of turmoil.
You never really know where your family research is going to take you, which is exactly what makes genealogy so exciting. Add the events of war and histor [...]
In light of the First World War Centenary people are digging out old photos, war diaries and letters — adding colour to the black and white facts and givi [...]
An armistice poem written and dedicated to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Royal London Fusiliers and used in broadcasts.
By Herbert Graham Swaffield, Second Lieutenant, London regimen [...]