Tag Archives: WW1

What’s your amazing First World War Discovery?

What’s your amazing First World War discovery you’ve made on Lives of the First World War? Every Friday afternoon from 2pm we’ll be asking you to share your amazing discoveries with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog. Despite the … 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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Post Office employees in the First World War

  During the First World War, 75,000 Post Office employees served in the British Army. 8,500 lost their lives. Following the launch of the first set of Post Office commemorative stamps on the 28 July, Robert Stebbings shares more about the Post … Continue reading

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The Great War: The People’s Story

Starting this Sunday New ITV series The Great War: The People’s Story will tell the First World War experiences of ordinary people in their own words. Find out how you can use Lives of the First World War to learn more about the … Continue reading

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Who I’m Remembering: Lucy Donoghue

On 4 August Prince Harry lead a moving tribute to those who served on the home and fighting fronts during the First World War, held in St Symphorien  military cemetery. During the Ceremony he read out a moving letter from … Continue reading

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IWM London re-opens 19 July

With IWM London re-opening to the public this weekend, find out how you can use Lives of the First World War to enrich your visit. IWM London tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war and conflict. On 19 … Continue reading

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New features and First World War History topics

This week we have added a number of exciting new features to Lives of the First World War which will allow you to explore the Life Stories that interest you in even greater depth. History guides: medals Do you have … Continue reading

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Join us on tour for a taster session!

We’re touring the UK with BBC World War One At Home Live Events between June and September this year. Here’s an idea of what to expect from us. Find out more about the BBC World War One At Home Live Events tour. … Continue reading

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First World War Footballers: Joseph Dines

With the World Cup 2014 kicking off tonight, we have our second post in the Football and Remembrance series, this time looking at the life of Joseph Dines, who played for England in the 1912 Summer Olympics and served in … Continue reading

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