Tag Archives: First World War

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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Exploring prisoner of war records: Jack Shaw’s story

Have you had a chance to explore the ICRC prisoner of war records yet? Charlotte Czyzyk explains how she used this incredible record set to uncover more about the life of Jack William Shaw, whose story features in the brand … Continue reading

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5 steps to adding information from Prisoner of War records

Was the person that you’re remembering a prisoner of war during the First World War? Our very own Charlotte Czyzyk talks you through how you can use newly digitised prisoner of war records to find out more about their life … Continue reading

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What’s your amazing First World War Discovery?

What’s your amazing First World War discovery you’ve made on Lives of the First World War? Every Friday afternoon from 2pm we’ll be asking you to share your amazing discoveries with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog. Despite the … 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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Three incredible VC winners’ stories

Ahead of the launch of a brand new government project commemorating First World War Victoria Cross winners, we take a closer look at some of their incredible life stories. Starting tomorrow, The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) launch … Continue reading

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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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The Great War: The People’s Story – Episode 1

Did you catch the first episode of new ITV series The Great War: The People’s Story last night? Find out more about some of the life stories that featured in the documentary. Alan Lloyd Alan was born in Birmingham in … Continue reading

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The Great War: The People’s Story

Starting this Sunday New ITV series The Great War: The People’s Story will tell the First World War experiences of ordinary people in their own words. Find out how you can use Lives of the First World War to learn more about the … Continue reading

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