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Post Office employees in the First World War

  During the First World War, 75,000 Post Office employees served in the British Army. 8,500 lost their lives. Following the launch of the first set of Post Office commemorative stamps on the 28 July, Robert Stebbings shares more about the Post … Continue reading

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Join us on tour for a taster session!

We’re touring the UK with BBC World War One At Home Live Events between June and September this year. Here’s an idea of what to expect from us. Find out more about the BBC World War One At Home Live Events tour. … Continue reading

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Liverpool Life Stories: Alice Blacklock and the Chavasses

On 14 June 2014 Liverpool will be the next stop on our tour with BBC World War One At Home Live Events. Here are some Merseyside Life Stories  –  can you help us by adding more detail to them? Find out … Continue reading

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From school to the front: Gresham’s School, Norfolk

Holt, in Norfolk, is home to Gresham’s School. This independent school had a successful officer training corps in 1914. We recently visited Norfolk with BBC World War One at Home Live Events. In practice, this meant that over 100 soldiers … Continue reading

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Letters of the First World War: a message from the King

Today on our series showcasing fascinating and moving letters members of the public have added to Lives of the First World War, a letter from Buckingham Palace. Private Thomas Maher joined up with the Manchester Regiment in 1914, as a young … Continue reading

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Two Suffolk soldiers and their stories

We recently visited Ipswich as part of the BBC World War One At Home Live Events tour. Here is just one of the fascinating Life Stories from Lives of the First World War belonging to soldiers from Suffolk. As we … Continue reading

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On the road with BBC World War One At Home

From this week to September, Lives of the First World War is on the road with BBC World War One at Home! Touring the UK with the BBC We’re taking part in the BBC World War One At Home Live … Continue reading

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Letters of the First World War: “Cheer up old chap”

In 1917 Rifleman Albert Rudge, invalided out of the army, received a letter from his comrade, Jim, who was also in hospital. Albert Rudge had been serving with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps since his enlistment in April 1915. In … Continue reading

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Letters of the First World War: “Goodbye for the present”

A few days after he arrived back in France, 17-year-old Stephen Brown seemed to recover a little positivity, at least in his postcards to his mother. But tragedy was looming. His last postcards home had been a desperate attempt to … Continue reading

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Teddy Trueland: soldier and prisoner of war

Alison Wallace shares the story of Teddy Trueland, taken prisoner during the First World War, and how she’s using Lives of the First World War to help tell his story. I’m remembering Private Henry ‘Teddy’ Trueland on Lives of the … Continue reading

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