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‘My toast – to the day of peace’ – remembering William Arthur Donald Kirk

  In a letter to his sister Agnes in May 1917, Private William Arthur Donald Kirk of the Royal Fusiliers wrote: “I am optimistic enough to believe I shall see [home] again. So I will say ‘au revoir’. My toast … Continue reading

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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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