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“The unwritten story of a great air fight” – William Reason Bishop and Douglas Fraser Mackintosh

On 2 October 1917, William Reason Bishop and Douglas Fraser Mackintosh were killed when their aircraft crashed during a fight in the skies above Belgium. The German army buried them with full military honours, and their graves were tended by two … Continue reading

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Cricket and the First World War

From 1914 many countries cancelled first-class cricket matches for the duration of the war, and hundreds of players instead enlisted in the armed forces. Here are the stories of English batsman Joseph William Henry Makepeace and Australian player Jack Morrison … Continue reading

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