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Where Did No Man’s Land Come From?

No matter how terrifying or dangerous the trenches were, they were by no means worse than the so-called « No Man’s Land ». Full of crater holes and constantly surveyed by countless machine guns, snipers and artillery units, it became one of the most difficult battlegrounds to get across. 904 mots de plus


Private William Joseph New, 2/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

202074 Private William Joseph New of the 2/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry died of pneumonia on the 19th October 1918, aged 34. William Joseph New (the order of the given names is sometimes inconsistent) was also a bellringer at Isleworth (Middlesex), although he had been originally taught to ring by his father at Leigh (Dorset). 2 046 mots de plus

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19th October 1918

Two local men died on 19th October 1918 whilst on active service – Private John Freeman, 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and Signalman Edwin Herbert Hulston… 596 mots de plus

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Private Richard Francis Gould, 36th Battalion, Training Reserve

8/13242 Private Richard Francis Gould of the 36th Battalion, Training Reserve died on the 19th October 1918, aged 34, while attached to the 599th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps (Service No. 1 688 mots de plus

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The story of the Armenian Legion is finally being told – and it is a dark tale of anger and revenge

 One Armenian woman was discovered on a train by soldiers, but refused to be separated from her companions. She was removed from the carriage and ‘married to the legionnaire who had rescued her’ 275 mots de plus


They Shall Not Grow Old: Dir. Peter Jackson (2018)

Four years ago, Peter Jackson was offered the chance to delve into the Great War archives of the Imperial War Museum to create a 30-minute documentary to commemorate the 100 year end of the First World War. 651 mots de plus

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