Tag Archives: Victoria Cross

Remembering Arras and Vimy Ridge

April 2017 marks 100 years since the start of the Battle of Arras, where British and Commonwealth troops successfully seized German-held ground in northern France – including the famous capture of Vimy Ridge by Canadians. Fighting continued until mid-May, with heavy casualties. In this blog … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2015

Happy New Year to all our all our Supporters, Members and Friends! 2014 was a very successful year for Lives of the First World War, with more than 59,000 Members contributing amazing facts, images and stories to the 6.9 million … Continue reading

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Top tips for researching Victoria Cross Recipients

Was your ancestor awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War, or are you researching the life story of a VC winner? IWM’s Charlotte Czyzyk talks us through some of her top tips for researching VC recipients. On 29 … Continue reading

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Two more incredible VC winners’ stories

The 13 pounder Mk 1 Field gun used at Nery by ‘L’ Battery Royal Horse Artillery. Three members of this guns crew were awarded the Victoria Cross. Image © IWM (Q 68293)   Two more commemorative paving stones for Victoria … Continue reading

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Three incredible VC winners’ stories

Ahead of the launch of a brand new government project commemorating First World War Victoria Cross winners, we take a closer look at some of their incredible life stories. Starting tomorrow, The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) launch … Continue reading

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