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Teddy Trueland: soldier and prisoner of war

Alison Wallace shares the story of Teddy Trueland, taken prisoner during the First World War, and how she’s using Lives of the First World War to help tell his story. I’m remembering Private Henry ‘Teddy’ Trueland on Lives of the … Continue reading

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An Easter war wedding

‘War weddings’ were commonly reported in local newspapers throughout the war. As the First World War failed to be ‘over by Christmas’, late April 1915 brought the first wartime Easter holiday. A number of ‘war weddings’ were published in local … 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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