Tag Archives: Royal Navy

The Second Ostend Raid

On 9-10 May 1918 the Royal Navy attacked the German held port of Ostend for the second time in less than a month. In his previous blog post, Lives of the First World War Volunteer Trevor Torkington explained why the first attack on Ostend … Continue reading

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Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: The St George’s Day Raids on Zeebrugge and Ostend

On 23 April 1918 British forces attacked Zeebrugge and Ostend, the two German-held ports which provided them with crucial access to the sea from the inland docks at Bruges. Once through the Channel and out into the Atlantic German vessels could prove deadly … Continue reading

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My research: The Mystery Medals

At the heart of Lives of the First World War are the Life Stories of more than 7.6 million individuals. They were part of the global conflict that shaped the world we live in today. But how can we find out … Continue reading

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New records – Royal Naval Officers

There are 18,000 new records for Royal Navy Officers now available on Lives of the First World War. This rich record set provides details about various aspects of an individual’s military life, from the ships that they served in to training … Continue reading

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3 life stories from the BBC World War One at Home mosaic

The BBC World War One At Home mosaic, which launched today, includes 800 First World War portrait photos from IWM collections. We take a closer look at three of the incredible life stories behind those photos. Capt Frederick Naylor From … Continue reading

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