Tag Archives: WW1Centenary

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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The Great War: The People’s Story – Episode 1

Did you catch the first episode of new ITV series The Great War: The People’s Story last night? Find out more about some of the life stories that featured in the documentary. Alan Lloyd Alan was born in Birmingham in … 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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My research: The Surrey Bell Ringers

In this guest blog post, David Underdown from The National Archives tells us how he’ll be using Lives of the First World War to further his research on members of the Surrey Association of Church Bell Ringers who served in … Continue reading

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6 fantastic features of Lives of the First World War

With only a mere six days to go until the launch of Lives of the First World War, we thought we’d highlight six of the fantastic features on the platform that can help you with your research, or help you … Continue reading

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BBC World War One at Home to tour this summer

The BBC has announced plans to continue its commemorations of the First World War Centenary with a series of major public events this summer. Lives of the First World War will be a major part of these events. The BBC … Continue reading

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Researching the stories behind From Street to Trench

In our first guest blog, IWM’s Charlotte Czyzyk writes about researching the life stories behind the brand new From Street to Trench exhibition. For the past year, I have worked as a Researcher on the special exhibition From Street to Trench: A … Continue reading

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Private Billie Tickle remembered on stamp

Help us to uncover more about the life stories of individuals featuring in Royal Mail’s series of First World War Centenary stamps This July, Royal Mail will be the issuing the first set of a series of stamps to commemorate … Continue reading

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10 things to do before Lives of the First World War launches

With the launch of Lives of the First World War on the horizon, we’ve compiled a list of a few things you can do between now and then to make sure you’re ready to start contributing to the platform this … Continue reading

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