When someone declares war on Britain, they’re not just taking on a tiny island. Traditionally, when Britain has stood on a battlefield, her Commonwealth forces have stood up right beside her; some because they are obliged to be there, but others, in countries with no policy of conscription, out of loyalty to the United Kingdom and a joint history
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It might be the last day to post your Christmas cards First Class tomorrow, but during World War One, there would have been a much bigger emphasis on post at this time of year. READ MORE HERE:
To earn a Victoria Cross you have to be either slightly mad, phenomenally brave, or a combination of the two. These two heroes might well fall into the ‘a bit of both’ category as we remember their actions, 100 years later.
In 2008, the discovery of a mass grave at Fromelles, containing 250 soldiers, led to the establishment of an identification process in which DNA played a crucial role to give these soldiers back their names.
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.
Track the movements of your WW1 army ancestor through battles such as the Somme, see where his unit moved to and listen to what happened at each location.
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.
Many women from all nations achieved great things in the course of the war, and here are just a few of them
Although airships were in many ways an impractical invention, Germany had a special fondness for these strange crafts, and at the start of World War One nothing provoked terror in the hearts of the British public like the glimpse of a brooding Zeppelin, poised to attack.
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