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“Dear Son, how I long for you” – a mother’s tribute from the First World War

This Mother’s Day we pay tribute to the millions of women whose lives were changed forever by the First World War, and especially those whose sons and daughters never returned. There is the remarkable story of Sarah Hanscombe, whose nine serving … Continue reading

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Letters of the First World War: stopping a bullet

Is there a story like this in your First World War family history? For Mother’s Day we take a look at a popular story from 1915. “His mother’s letters in his pocket saved his life” On 18 September 1915, the … Continue reading

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