Author Archives: Matthew Fidler

Top tips for researching Victoria Cross Recipients

Was your ancestor awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War, or are you researching the life story of a VC winner? IWM’s Charlotte Czyzyk talks us through some of her top tips for researching VC recipients. On 29 … Continue reading

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3 incredible life stories from the Royal Flying Corps

The First World War marked the dawn of air combat, and aviation was one of the most romanticised elements of the conflict. We take a look at the incredible life stories of three men who served Britain and the Commonwealth … Continue reading

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Royal Flying Corp and RAF Records added to Lives of the First World War

  Yesterday at IWM Duxford we announced records for the Royal Flying Corp (RFC) and Royal Air Force (RAF) have now been added to Lives of the First World War. This November, we need your help to remember those who … Continue reading

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3 life stories from the BBC World War One at Home mosaic

The BBC World War One At Home mosaic, which launched today, includes 800 First World War portrait photos from IWM collections. We take a closer look at three of the incredible life stories behind those photos. Capt Frederick Naylor From … Continue reading

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Remember Private James Ernest Beaney

Today, Friday 7 November, the BBC has unveiled an iconic digital photo First World War mosaic, created in partnership with IWM. In our latest blog post we take a look at the life story behind the main image of Private James Beaney. … Continue reading

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Let’s Remember Together

From 2 – 11 November 2014, join IWM and the Lives of the First World War community in actively remembering those who served on the home and fighting fronts during the First World War. Who will you remember? Your First … Continue reading

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5 steps: Connecting images from The Illustrated First World War

The Illustrated London News’ new website ‘The Illustrated First World War’ launched on the 1 August 2014. In this guest blog post, ILN’s Patrick Wingrove talks you through how to search for incredible images on the site and connect them … Continue reading

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Your amazing discoveries – the first British casualty of the First World War

Every Friday from 12pm we’ve been asking you to share the incredible discoveries you’ve made using Lives of the First World War on our Facebook page. This week we take a look at one of the amazing discoveries Debbie Cameron … Continue reading

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What amazing discoveries have you made this week?

Every Friday from 12pm we’ve been asking you to share the incredible discoveries you’ve made using Lives of the First World War on our Facebook page. Here are just a few of the incredible discoveries you’ve shared with us to … Continue reading

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Once lost, now found – four soldiers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Last weekend, the Department of National Defence in Canada released the names of four First World War soldiers whose remains were discovered in 2006 by a French teenager, while digging in his back garden. Our very own Charlotte Czyzyk explains … Continue reading

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