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Help us to remember every soldier who fought during the Battle of the Somme

The Battle of the Somme began on 1 July 1916 and continued for five months, with over 1 million casualties.¬†With one year until centenary commemorations begin, Lives of the First World War needs your help complete the life stories of … Continue reading

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Letters of the First World War: a message from the King

Today on our series showcasing fascinating and moving letters members of the public have added to Lives of the First World War, a letter from Buckingham Palace. Private Thomas Maher¬†joined up with the Manchester Regiment in 1914, as a young … Continue reading

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