This was the day that tanks were used en masse for the first time in the history of warfare as the Battle of Cambrai 1917 began. READ MORE HERE:
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Today, the 9th April 2017 ceremonies will be taking place mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Events will be held at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France and the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
To mark the centenary of Passchendaele – The Third Battle of Ypres, events will be held in Belgium on the 30th and 31st July 2017. Read More Here:
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 BATTLE OF JUTLAND CENTENARY WILL BE MARKED IN THYBORØN BY SALUTES FIRED FROM ONE OF THE GUNS THAT TOOK PART IN THE BATTLE
For 100 years, no one has heard the sound of the guns from the Battle of Jutland, but on 1 June 2016 one of them will be heard again.
31st May 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland. – Join in with the commemorations and Remembrance services that will be held across the UK with this round up of events.
BROADCASTER AND AUTHOR NEIL OLIVER EXPLAINS WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO FIND OUT WHAT YOUR RELATIVES DID IN THE WAR.
Neil Oliver, archaeologist, historian and author of the ‘Two Men in A Trench’ books, has kindly agreed to write a guest blog for Forces War Records on the importance of learning about your ancestors' contributions to Britain's war history. Let's hope this will be the first of many blogs from Mr Oliver!
Neil Oliver, archaeologist, historian and author of the ‘Two Men in A Trench’ books, went with our very own Technical Director Phil Cooper to BBC HQ in Salford yesterday to help launch our new collection of 1.5 million World War One hospital records.
Forces War Records recently went to the National Archives, Kew to study some of the Telegrams sent just before the start of the Great War. We will be posting th [...]
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