Tag Archives: First World War

Black History Month

October is celebrated as Black History Month across the UK, which highlights the experiences of people of African, Caribbean, or Asian heritage. In this blog post, we’d like to share the story of Arthur William David Roberts, who served with the … Continue reading

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Cricket and the First World War

One of the highlights of this year’s summer of sport is the Ashes test series between England and Australia. From 1914 many countries cancelled first-class cricket matches for the duration of the war, and hundreds of players instead enlisted in … Continue reading

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New Life Stories – Merchant Navy

We recently added 157,000 Merchant Navy records to Lives of the First World War. In wartime, Britain depended on civilian cargo ships to import food and raw materials, as well as transport soldiers overseas, and keep them supplied. The title … Continue reading

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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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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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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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