Tag Archives: Victoria Cross

‘Exceptional courage, determination and skill’: remembering Albert Ball VC

7 May 2017 marks the centenary of the death of Albert Ball, one of Britain’s greatest air aces of the First World War. He shot down 44 German aircraft and received the Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order with two bars and the … Continue reading

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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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