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Voices from the Christmas Truce

Next week marks 100 years since the famous Christmas Truce of December 1914. In various places along the Western Front, the soldiers of Britain and her allies and German forces met in no man’s land and exchanged gifts, took photographs … Continue reading

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Two more incredible VC winners’ stories

The 13 pounder Mk 1 Field gun used at Nery by ‘L’ Battery Royal Horse Artillery. Three members of this guns crew were awarded the Victoria Cross. Image © IWM (Q 68293)   Two more commemorative paving stones for Victoria … Continue reading

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Letters of the First World War: “Out of hospital”

After four letters sent from English army barracks, in December 1914 17-year-old Stephen Brown finally arrived at the front in France. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that we’ve been blogging Stephen’s letters to his mother in sequence on … Continue reading

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Letters of the First World War: “Excuse the writing”

Aged 17, Rifleman Stephen Brown wrote his third letter home from the army in the autumn of 1914. As October and November wore on, the mobilisation process was continuing, and teenage Stephen’s battalion, the 5th of the King’s Royal Rifle … Continue reading

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